Contract Manager - IT

  • Location

    Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Horizon Recruitment Inc. is searching for an experienced IT Contract Manager for their Technology Group. The position requires a senior consultant with experience running full life cycle RFP's as well as experience leading negotiations and vendor management processes. Knowledge within MSP, SAAS, Hardware and Software is required.


  • Effectively manage the Sourcing lifecycle;
  • Stakeholder requirements gathering
  • Developing innovative Sourcing strategies
  • Build and run RFx’s
  • Lead contract Negotiations and vendor management strategy
  • Document and present RFx results/recommendations to obtain buy-in/approvals from Senior Leadership
  • Support Vendor onboarding as needed
  • Tactfully negotiate contracts in order to drive optimal value, and terms and conditions
  • In collaboration with the Business stakeholders, develop opportunities to drive cost optimization and operational efficiencies within current and new 3rd party arrangements
  • Build successful relationships with other support functions in order to provide a seamless end-user experience
  • Prioritize and assess the urgency to resolve inquiries and escalations pertaining to Vendor/Contract related matters

Must Have:

  • 10 Years experience managing IT procurement and vendor management projects
  • Degree or diploma in Business Management or related discipline, OR 5 years’ experience in technology Sourcing, including but not limited to;
  • End-to-End Sourcing Lifecycle Management
  • Contract management and Negotiations
  • Vendor and Risk Management
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) or Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation an asset
  • Experience in the following categories is a significant asset;
    • Cloud/Hosted/SaaS/PaaS
    • Infrastructure/Networking/Security
    • End User HW/SW
  • In collaboration with General Counsel, analyze significantly, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures
  • Provide expertise, recommendations, and risk mitigation strategies to internal and external resources related to the RFx process and Vendor/Contract management activities
  • Effective listening, comprehension and communication skills (Oral and Written)
  • Highly competent in building and presenting PowerPoint presentations
  • Organizational and Project Management Skills
  • Familiarity with Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) is an asset

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.