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Mining Services & Contract Manager

Reference ID: R-2019-643

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Company: Finning Canada

Posting End Date: Mar 27, 2019

Number of Opening: 1

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: Responsible to provide leadership and direction to Finning Branch Operations, Branch Sales, Regional Management & Head Office teams for effective development, implementation and management of mining contracts. The emphasis/focus will be on initiating contract management best practices and processes, managing contract formation, providing support in contract negotiations and award of contracts.

Job Description:

Major Job Functions:
  • Manage core mining product contract life cycle costing. Includes: Developing relationships, internal product knowledge, standards, and processes to assist and support contract lifecycle costing, negotiation and management
  • Manage contract formation and document preparation and provide support in contract negotiations and award of contracts. Includes: Developing and initiating cost per hour strategies and solutions, finalizing contract with corporate and customer legal departments
  • Develop, initiate and manage contract management best practices and processes, define roles and responsibilities, and educate, support and provide expertise to internal stakeholders on contract management
  • Manage contracts. Includes: Monitoring contract compliance and performance, reviewing schedule adherence, managing annual contract escalation and pricing adjustment processes (e.g. quarterly foreign exchange and annual price), communicating and clarifying contract content, responsibilities and commitments, and reporting and communicating on key performance indicators/measurements (KPI's)
  • Thoroughly understand Caterpillar equipment and all aspects of contract life cycle costing, and transfer knowledge gained to Mining Management, Product Support, Mining Account Managers and Underground Mining Systems Management through liaising with various key knowledge holders (e.g. Caterpillar, Drills, Shovels and Underground Mining Systems employees), attending technical and product training, and conducting site visits
  • Ensure that contractual requirements, terms, obligations and rights are adhered to, by the customer and Finning (Canada), are enforced and upheld by contract owners in a timely manner and that contract deadlines are met
  • Ensure that the Mining Deal process is thoroughly followed and adhered to and that any deficiencies are addressed and communicated, where appropriate, in a timely manner to Mining Management
  • Create awareness and responsiveness, and increase understanding of contract owners and other internal stakeholders on all contractual requirements, obligations and rights for contracts, through regular, timely communication, training, providing support and managing best practices and processes, ensure appropriate actions are taken and initiating continuous improvement initiatives
  • Review existing contracts, assess contract life costing, obligations and terms, fully understand customer and Finning (Canada's) contract responsibilities, determine contract accuracy and future concerns, and communicate findings to Mining Management
  • Develop and maintain excellent long term relationships with Cat Global Mining, Finning Branch and Sales operations, internal relationships and Mining customers
  • Achieve or exceed targets set for contract development, mining deal process, contact profitability and contract pricing updates

Specific Skills & Knowledge:
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent analytical and research skills, and resourceful
  • Excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills, specifically, excellent presentation and negotiation skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Decisive and strong judgment skills
  • A demonstrated ability to influence others
  • Knowledgeable in project management
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications
  • Understands Finning, Bucyrus and Caterpillar business systems and processes, and dealership relationship
  • Understands the application, performance and operation of Caterpillar mining equipment and related components
  • Understands contract management best practices, processes and methodology, specifically contract formation, contract document preparation and pricing

Education & Experience:
  • Seven to ten years of prior contracts management experience in a mining or heavy industry environment
  • Prior experience in equipment management
  • Prior experience in project management

We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Posted: March 14, 2019
Closes: May 13, 2019
Company Info
10,000+ employees
Transportation and Warehousing

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