Senior Specialist, Contracts

K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group Company, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. Bethune mine, formerly known as the Legacy Project, is the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. The Bethune mine has created new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development. All sales and distribution of the potash produced at the Bethune mine will be carried out through the K+S Group’s experienced and well-established global distribution structures. K+S Potash Canada is proud to be recognized as one of both Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s Top Employers for 2018. For more information visit


Senior Specialist, Contracts



The Senior Specialist, Contracts is responsible to develop and lead contract strategy through to the award for Services, Supplies, and Construction contracts. This position is responsible for the sourcing activity for KSPC and K+S Windsor Salt facilities (“Company”). This includes, but is not limited to: market analysis, spend analysis, consumption analysis, customer liaison, vendor liaison, tendering process, tender evaluation and selection, contract negotiation, contract recommendation, customer acceptance and contract sign off. This position will develop business relationships with internal clients and act as the liaison between Owner’s team and contractors on site.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and lead contract strategy through to the award for Services, Supplies, and Construction contracts.
  • Act as liaison between the Owner’s team and the contractors on the site.
  • Follow Company Procurement procedures and ensure that all Contract activities are in the best interest of the Company.
  • Lead negotiations with contractors and suppliers.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of department goals and business plans.
  • Anticipate and proactively mitigate risks associated with contract performance.
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration.
  • Prepare tender documentation, contract documentation and service order documentation and manage the contract award process.
  • Oversee administration of materials, equipment and services contracts by the contract administration activities.
  • Ensure contractor’s work, reporting, scheduling, progressing payments are performed in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Audit invoicing and assure compliance with contract terms.
  • Prepare documentation to negotiate unsubstantiated claims with contractors.
  • Ensure identification and management of changes, back charges, non-confirming work are done properly with each contract and process contract variations, change orders.
  • Ensure proper insurance/guarantees coverage is maintained as per contract terms.
  • Monitor contractor performance against contractual Key Performance Indicators. 
    Perform Close-out of the contracts as required.
  • Ensure all documentation is available in SAP and/or Contractor’s software system.
  • Provide support to buyers and the KSPC and Windsor procurement teams.




K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.


Qualifying requirements for this role:

  • Experienced in administering complex construction and other major capital project contracts.
  • Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree or a professional designation in Supply Chain Management or a related field.
  • 7+ years’ of experience in the contracts field for multiple large projects.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Supply Chain Certification, SCM Diploma, SCMP Designation considered an asset.
  • SAP knowledge considered an asset.
  • Experience with various types of contracts pertaining to goods and services.
  • Knowledge of legislation and regulatory environment as it relates to construction, purchasing and supply chain management.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Presentation and Facilitation skills.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate cross-functional teams.
  • Commitment to achieving results in a fast paced changing environment.
  • Must be authorized to legally work in Canada.
  • Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required

Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.


To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by January 13, 2019.




Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.


Good People and Great Culture

Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.


Challenge and Growth

We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.


Valuable Compensation

Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits

A comprehensive, employer paid,  benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits PLUS great extras such as:

  • Paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity!
  • A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program: supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.

Work-Life Balance

We have a competitive time off program including:

  • PLUS days – up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
  • 16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.


See yourself here, join the team!