Procurement & Contracts Specialist

Barrick Gold   •  


Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 99 days ago

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Reporting to our Supply Chain General Foreman the ideal candidate will beresponsiblefor leading the procurement process of materials, equipment, and services. The Procurement and Contracts Specialist will understand the end-user requirements, compile specifications, and facilitate vendor selection and negotiation. The role will beresponsible for leading the full procurement process as well ascontract generation and administration. Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Conduct highly complex and specialized procurement work by proactively overseeing and facilitating the entire competitive process, including supporting the development of vendor selection criteria, service and material requirements, contract management, bid file documentation, bid openings, progress payments, holdbacks, change orders and issuing approved competitive documentation. 
  • Responsible for delivering on-time contracts for end-user requirements, ensuring that ongoing operational needs are meet and identifying suppliers meet the standards required on site.
  • Ensure timely and professional service to end-user departments in the preparation and evaluation of bids, negotiation with suppliers, and adjudication of tender processes.
  • Negotiate, draft, and award contracts, agreements and amendments with successful vendors, as well as manage, terminate and close out contracts as and when required. 
  • Develop and maintain contract documentation and supportcontract management throughout the timeline of the service.
  • Support the continuous improvement and execution of Barrick’s sourcing strategy, policies and guidelines for service agreements and contracts.
  • Acquire materials according to the operations requirements, obtaining the best total cost of ownership, term of execution and quality conditions.
  • Develop and foster successful, long-term relationships with key suppliers.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures related to the Procurement function and provide advanced system and technical expertise of purchasing systems and the development and maintenance of contracting templates in accordance with Corporate policy and industry best practices. 
  • Proactively resolve complex issues and demonstrate innovative thinking by regularly making recommendations for new approaches to the bid process, issue resolution, and development of contingency plans to anticipated issues and potential risks. 
  • Administer, coordinate and processes purchasing instruments (i.e. contracts, purchase orders, etc.) for goods and services for the Corporation. Ensure consistency and compliance with the terms and conditions, governing legislation, and procurement and contracting policies, guidelines, procedures and signing authorities of the Corporation. 
  • Record, monitor, reconcile, and reportcontracting and procurement activities, expenditures, and commitments. 
  • Assist in the training to all levels of staff through interpretation of policy and guidelines. 
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all Corporation information.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and adhere to all Corporation policies, procedures and guidelines. 
  • Effectively plan, execute and deliver recommendations and prepare proposals. 
  • Demonstrate social awareness, commitment, and compliance with Barrick’s Social Responsibility Policy.
  • Proactively seek out industry Best-In-Class Practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required. Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or related field.
  • Minimum 7+ years relevant qualifications / experience in procurement and managing big tender processes in the mining sector.
  • Excellent knowledge of end-to-end supply management processes including competitive bidding, contract management and supplier performance management.
  • Successful completion of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly driven and self-motivated, strong negotiation skills, conflict resolution, able to manage a high volume of work with multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient computer skills with advance skills in MS Office applications, specifically Excel.
  • Previous experienceworking with Oracle ERP system and Ariba Network an asset.