Contract Specialist (Digital / IT)

  • Leduc County, AB, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Region. EIA is Canada’s fastest-growing major airport over the past 10 years, the fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to more than 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. At EIA you become part of a tightly knit team, working in a supportive environment, dedicated to fulfilling our vision of more flights to more places.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a detailed oriented, skilled IT / Digital Contract Specialist who is passionate about working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. This position will support Edmonton Airports’ Digital Program and IT contracting requirements, including advising on contract strategy; leading competitive processes; developing contract templates for software licensing, consulting and hosting services, alliance/partner agreements, and other related digital and IT requirements.  The position will also be responsible for maintaining service level agreements.  To be successful in this role you will have experience in IT/ Digital contracts, a clear understanding of commercial contract terms relevant to IT / Digital, working knowledge of contracts organization, stellar communication skills, and a high level of dedication to process adherence and business simplification.  The Contract Specialist should be ‘customer’ focused, able to interpret information and translate into expectations of the organization, meet concurrent deadlines, independently solve problems, prioritize requests, and handle multiple tasks efficiently.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Support Digital Program and IT requirements through the economic and timely procurement of goods and services
  • Perform daily administration of client contracts on an ongoing basis, and monitor contractual obligations and performance metrics
  • Leading competitive process, including providing expertise on contracting strategy, sourcing, analyzing proposals, contract review and development, vendor negotiations, and contract administration
  • Act as a liaison between stakeholders and Supply Chain Services, and partner with internal customers to determine specific customer and other compliance requirements
  • Ensure internal customers are fully informed of and are in adherence with procurement policies and procedures
  • Schedule and conduct internal and external contract reviews in accordance with set schedules, and develop improvement action plans

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • Business administration or management diploma or degree in IT, Digital, or related discipline
  • Completion of or working towards a SCMP designation preferred
  • Working knowledge of digital contract organization and contract life-cycle management
  • 4-6 years of experience in IT / Digital contracts, service level agreements
  • High degree of attention to detail, with a proven understanding of complex contracts and terms
  • Ability to interpret bids and translate into expectations of organization
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to generate meaningful reports to spur continuous improvement
  • Ability to secure and maintain appropriate airport security clearance, acceptable criminal record checks are required

Additional Information

Full-Time, 18 Month Term Position; Poster # 2018-46

REPORTS TO:       Manager, Contracts

BAND:                    Band 7 (Included in the bargaining unit)

SALARY:                $40.71 - $45.15 per hour

POSTING DATE:    August 21, 2018 (Internal/External)

CLOSING DATE:    August 31, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. (Internal) or until suitable candidate is found (External)