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Manager, Contracts (Temporary 12 months) (Kamloops or Vancouver)

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Date: Jan 24, 2019

Location: Kamloops, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us


At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with free onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs

Why our Kamloops office rocks


The City of Kamloops offers a relaxed lifestyle with an abundance of recreational opportunities and a close-knit community of welcoming people. It has been home to the BCLC head office since 1985 and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free gym
  • Free parking and easy access to transit
  • Close proximity to parks, trails and other recreation amenities


Job Summary:


The Manager, Contracts provides business advisory and consultancy services through the complex nature of regulatory compliance and contract law principles that apply to the competitive bid and procurement process. This role, provides contract review and drafting expertise,, negotiation and procurement business operations advice. They also lead and advise internal teams through contract review process while balancing the business requirements with regulatory/audit requirements and managing risk exposure.



  • Proactively resolves complex and sensitive issues that may arise in the development and execution of a contract.
  • Develops contingency plans to anticipated issues and potential risks working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders such as evaluation teams, legal counsel and vendors to ensure the lowest risk and highest value outcome.
  • Actively participates and leads issue resolution, contract addendums and re-negotiation between stakeholders (Business Unit, Procurement, Legal Services and Vendor) to ensure issues are finalized.
  • Ensures timely, accurate and effective contract drafting and negotiations services are delivered to the organization. Ensures contract close-out procedures and documentation are complete.
  • Collaborates and fosters strong, productive and positive relationships with internal & external stakeholders to BCLC, including Service Providers, senior management, vendors, and regulatory bodies, to achieve business objectives.
  • Advises and influences outcomes relative to competitive bid process and contract negotiations.
  • Represents the business interests of the organization in a collaborative manner with legal services and BCLC business units (internal facing).
  • Interprets and applies legislation, contract law and policy to complex business requirements to ensure best value and reduce risk to the organization.
  • Works highly autonomous under consultative managerial oversight while collaborating significantly with peers, Senior Managers, and Directors. Accesses guidance only when critically required from department leadership and technical/ professional expertise is required.  Solves problems in an ambiguous environment.
  • Provides advisory services to all levels of staff through interpretation of policy, government trade agreements and legislation. Regularly tests policy and procedures for effectiveness when applying to business practices.
  • Fosters an effective, respectful work environment, leads by demonstrating team work, coaching, mentoring, critical thinking skills, active listening skills, time management, verbal and written communication skills, demonstrate BCLC values.  Build and manage relationships across functions and organization.
  • Influences organizational culture change towards acceptance formal of procurement and contracting processes by providing exceptional customer service, demonstrating value of procurement and formal contracting process, demonstrating responsive behaviors and delivery of time sensitive work projects (completion of work).


Minimum Required Qualifications:


Education and Experience


  • Bachelors degree in Laws preferred, however a degree in a related discipline and relevant legal certifications would be considered
  • 5 - 7 years, recent progressive experience in commercial terms and contracts
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered


Technical Requirements

  • Specialized training / education in contract law and public procurement practice.
  • Solid/demonstrated knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, techniques and tools in the area of contract management;
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Project management skills and ability to meet tight timeframes and commitments and be accountable for results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation.
  • Strong computer skills – MS office suite.
  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong business acumen with a results oriented focus.
  • This position will have no direct reports


Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada



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