Contract Conformance Specialist IV


Our client, a major Oil and Gas company, is looking for a Contract Conformance Specialist IV to work on a12-month contractin Calgary or Edmonton, AB Primary role is providing SCM expertise and support to internal auditing and compliance reviews. The program seeks to provide value-added recommendations to Management. Through application of a systemic and disciplined approach and with adherence to professional standards, evaluate and recommend improvements to SCM processes and contracting strategies, control and governance processes. Specific Accountabilities : • As a member of the Operating Committee, provide input in the vendor selection process along with consultation with the internal audit and external auditors • Oversee the planning, assigning, reviewing and monitoring of the Vendor Audit • Ensure audit team is provided with contractual information for selected vendors and resolve any delays caused by vendors • Manage execution of the Vendor Audit and Contract Compliance (VACC) program in conjunction with Internal Audit and external auditors • Support validation of the audit findings and issuance of the audit report • Provide SCM support in contract information gathering and spend analysis • Coordinate efforts required from SCM tactical teams • Lead and/or support vendor negotiation for ensuring maximum recoveries possible are achieved • Identify and resolve complex issues and provide recommendations which add value • Conduct/assist in research and analysis of technical and best-practice standards • Responsible to implement process improvements identified as a result of the audit findings to ensure vendor performance improvement and compliance with contractual requirements • Develop a communication plan for socializing with internal stakeholders to provide insight on the program objectives and gain buy-in prior to execution of the audit Scope: • Contracts Compliance (VACC) program undertaken and in coordination with the internal audit including approval of the VACC audit plan, procedures and reports to ensure successful execution of the audit • Participate in/establish the VACC audit scope and objectives to ensure activities are consistent with the ethics, values and strategic objectives of the Company Contacts/Working Relationships • Develops key relationships with senior management to solicit their feedback and input into VACC activities and to promote advisory services • Communicate the results of work by preparing audit reports to appropriate parties, which may include Executive and senior management and the Board of Directors Qualifications Required: • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered • Minimum of 10 years of cumulative experience in Supply Chain, accounting or related experience • Communicates and Influences effectively • Strong oral and written communication skills required, to include strong presentation skills • Proven advanced negotiation skills required Preferred: • Completion of a SCM related professional certification, such as PMAC or ISM, is considered an asset.

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