Senior Commercial and Contracts Manager

  • Location

    Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Horizon Recruitment has been engaged to conduct the search for a Senior Commercial and Contracts Manager. The role will be responsible for the commercial functions of a portfolio of major capital projects and will operate and manage at a senior executive level for the organisation.

Initially a 12 month contract term the role is likely to be required for multiple years while to project portfolio evolves.


  • Direct management, mentorship and recruitment responsibility of the commercial / contracts functions of the portfolio
  • Provide commercial and contractual advice to project team.
  • Identify process gaps and implement improvements in operational efficiencies across the commercial group
  • Identify and mitigate risks. 
  • Commercial reporting and analysis of financial position of the project.
  • Effectively manage multiple contracting priorities in a timely manner to meet the internal and external project needs.
  • Monitors subcontractor performance against work package requirements or agreed schedule milestones; identifies deficiencies and takes corrective action to ensure project deliverables are not negatively impacted.
  • Ensures suppliers and service providers meet agreed quality and regulatory requirements in order to complete project on time, within budget and in compliance with set standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering related field and/or equivalent combination of education and demonstrated field experience. MBA, P.Eng, PMP, MRICS etc. is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 15 years commercial and contractual management experience on major capital projects.
  • 5 years’ experience as commercial lead or senior executive with a large construction company.
  • Understands the intent of contractual language and is able to represent and defend the company's position.
  • Able to provide direction, leadership, and support to all commercial staff.
  • Proven experience navigating complex projects with ability to overcome a wide variety of challenges
  • Experience working with all aspects and departments on a project team – engineering, safety, environment, quality, cost control, change management
  • Excellent leadership and people skills are essential to be successful in this role
  • Excellent communication skills and is able to present at the board level.
  • Past experience managing EPCM contracts / vendor relationships required.


**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