Contracts Specialist

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Job Number  :  4167564
Posting Date  :  01/03/14
Location  :  Ottawa, ON

Med-Eng* products are trusted in over 100 countries worldwide.   It offers the leading brand of Explosive Ordnance Disposal protective equipment, including suits and helmets for EOD, bomb disposal and tactical teams. In addition to its bomb disposal equipment, its product line includes a vast array of specialized tools for unexploded ordnance, high risk search and demining operations. Med-Eng crew survivability blast attenuation seats and thermal managements solutions protect military vehicle occupants and their mission critical electronics from the blast effects of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and heat stress.  Med-Eng is world-renowned for its aggressive Research & Development programs and collaborative approach to meeting customer requirements. 

Job Summary:


Reporting to the Corporate Vice-President, Legal, the Contracts Specialist will be responsible for the execution and administration of complex contract and commercial requirements and will act in the capacity of delegated authority for the Corporate Vice-President, Legal as may be necessary.



Essential Job Functions:


·         Reviews Customer and Subcontractor/Supplier contract requirements;

·         Reviews, negotiates and administers corporate agreements including but not limited to, teaming agreements (TAA, MLA, PIEA), licensing agreements, supplier agreements, and non-disclosure agreements;

·         Monitors Customer and Subcontractor/Supplier subcontracts to ensure all terms and conditions are met and administered proactively and are in-line with the prime contract;

·         Acts and an integral member of multiple project teams, supporting the Program Manager in interfacing  with customers and subcontractors with regard to contract negotiations, program/delivery status, planning, changes to contract and changes to work scope, as required;

·         Functions as communication focal point for all contract and subcontract matters and as liaison between contracts and purchasing to ensure that all of Med-Eng’s requirements are flowed-down into a subcontract with our key program Subcontractors;

·         Keeps abreast of all work performed on programs and ensures that all outputs required by the contract and/or subcontract are complete, and provided within the defined schedule while reporting and managing discrepancies;

·         Adheres to internal processes and procedures to ensure contract and  subcontract compliance during current and future programs;

·         Provides support to program managers, sales and supply chain management departments during the preparation of bids and proposals by providing contract and subcontract reviews;

·         Works with Contracts Team and Vice-President, Crew Survivability to ensure legal and regulatory compliance under the CGP, ITAR and other applicable laws and to ensure that the appropriate requirements, are addressed and flowed-down to the subcontracts;

·         Enhances the overall performance of the department through a proactive and responsive engagement model.

Required Experience


·         2-5 years in a contract/subcontract administration position, preferably with defense contracting experience;

·         Experience in defense contract administration with a defense contractor in a technical product/services/systems environment;

·         U.S. Government regulatory knowledge (FAR /DFARS) is a definite asset;

·         PWGSC Acquisition rules and regulations knowledge is a definite asset;

·         Experience dealing with large multi-national OEMs and international government departments would be an asset;

·         Experience in military protective apparel and crew survivability equipment is a definite asset;

·         Experience with contract management software (CRM, SYSPRO (or equivalent));

·         Experience with United States’ ITAR and Canada’s Controlled Goods Programs is an asset;

·         Canadian Citizen;

·         Knowledge of typical order management processes would be an asset;

·         Eligible for Canadian Industrial Security Clearance to the level of Secret;



Required Education


·         Degree in Commerce or Business Administration or other applicable degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant business experience;

·         Professional certification or designation in contract administration/management is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


·         Excellent computer skills (MS office, MS access / SQL server, Strong Excel);

·         Exceptional problem solving ability;

·         Ability to meet deadlines;

  • Must demonstrate ability to exhibit accountable behavior in the performance of all duties;
  • Willingness and flexibility to work in a fast paced environment.



Med-Eng is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and affirmative action.
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