Toronto,

Commercial Management (IT Projects) – public sector

One year contract 
North York, ON 

Project Description:
Reporting to the Category Manager – IT, the successful candidate is responsible to co-ordinate and administer the day to-day activities associated with the contract administration of complex, high value IT Contracts, while following the TTC’s procurement policy and departmental procedures and guidelines.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
? To provide contract management support CleverDevices (VISION) and GIRO (Wheel-Trans), Wheel-Trans project (i.e. Chat tool, assessment for Phase 5-7), unplanned high priority initiatives (i.e. WiFi on the bus) and other key IT capital initiatives.
? Processing work plan/work assignment releases;
? Administering payment process including preparing/processing certificates of payments, negotiating contract price breakdowns, progress payments, off-site inventory payments, and assessing back charges and liquidated damages;
? Negotiating final settlement of quantities for unit price contracts;
? Processing release of holdback payments as per Construction Act;
? Preparing estimates for proposed changes/amendments/claims;
? Processing requests for quotes, contract amendments/changes and change directives;
? Evaluating and preparing analysis of contractor's submissions for changes and claims;
? Analyzing rationale for contract changes/claims with contractor's as well as coordinating support from other departments.

Educational Qualifications and Experience:
Educational Qualifications:
? University degree or College Diploma in a relevant discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent;
? Accreditation as a Certified Construction Contract Administrator, Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP),
Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), or equivalent is considered an asset;
Experience:
? Minimum five (5) years of procurement experience.
? Knowledge of public procurement and/or contract administration concepts and practices
? Experience in contract development, in cooperation with legal counsel
? Experience conducting procurement projects in the public sector
? Experience leading and/or managing procurement processes for procuring goods or services, utilizing leading practices and methodologies which may include dialogue, and/collaboration with vendors
? Experience providing strategic advice to support client in planning, developing and executing of procurement
processes for complex/advanced procurement 
? Experience working with clients and key stakeholders to develop problem statements, outcome-based specifications and value-based evaluation criteria

Other Skills and Technical Requirements:
? Strong mathematical skills;
? Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint;
? Effective interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills
? Ability to co-ordinate efforts of others to accomplish objectives;
? Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi task effectively;
? Effective analytical and problem solving skills and must be detailed oriented;
? Ability to prioritize the various activities to maximize efficiency and meet deadlines