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Manager, Contracts & Procurement

Saskatoon, Canada

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Reporting to the Director, Contracts & Procurement, the Manager, Contracts & Procurement Manager facilitates and manages the contracting and purchasing activities for the Saskatoon Project Office and the Rook I Project. This position will be responsible for governance and interface with the EPCM service provider and the NexGen Community team for all commercial aspects of the project.

(including but not limited to):

  • Responsible for ensuring that established policies, plans, processes, procedures, and systems for contracting and purchasing are followed with a focus on their ability to enhance organization value and efficiency.
  • Implementing NexGen’s contracting and procurement strategies
  • Participating in the implementation of the procurement module within the Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) system, including developing and implementing processes and procedures with focus on process optimization.
  • Coordinating with the EPCM service provider related to the supply chain, contracts, and procurement activities on the Rook I project.
  • Responsible for the complete contract and procurement life cycle for NexGen procured packages.
  • Leading the development and provide training to the NexGen team (including Project Development, Exploration, Community and Engagement) on procurement policies and associated processes and procedures.
  • Understanding commercial, legal, risk, environment, health and safety issues and provide advice to the team to ensure the organizations liabilities are minimized.
  • Working with the Community team, understand the obligations under the various Benefit Agreements and ensure these are reflected in all contracts and procurement processes.
  • Overseeing the bid evaluation process and prepare for, and conduct, contract award and regret meetings.
  • Establishing and negotiating commercial terms and conditions that are aligned with NexGen’s objectives. Where necessary, consult directly with external legal support and senior management to minimize project and corporate risk while maintaining commercial competitiveness.
  • Representing NexGen in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers, subcontractors, and professional service providers.
  • Coach other team members on contract and procurement best practices.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Interface regularly with project staff at all levels in relation to procurement, contracts, change management, and risk management.
  • Responsible for projections, financial planning, expediting, delivery schedules, and project procurement reporting.
  • Interfacing with the finance and project controls team on budget and cost control.
  • Working with the project team and selected engineering companies to identify and recommend opportunities for safety, technology, productivity, and costs improvements while ensuring the safeguarding of life, health, environment, and property.


  • Relevant university degree with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in procurement, contracts and supply chain management, or appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Mining industry or large capital project experience is considered an asset.
  • Proven team leadership, able to work with project team members at all levels to meet deliverable deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience and advanced working knowledge of ERP procurement systems.
  • Supply chain certifications such as APICS or SCMP considered an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) with general knowledge of database utilization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven commitment to workplace safety and demonstrate safety leadership.



  • Communicates in an open candid and consistent manner with impact to inform, enroll, coach, and inspire.
  • Effectively builds rapport and appropriately delivers information (oral and written) in a timely, well-organized, thoughtful and engaging manner.

Team Effectiveness

  • Works collaboratively across functional teams, embracing unique talents and diverse perspectives, to achieve common goals.
  • Takes a proactive approach to building relationships by actively participating as a prepared team member, demonstrating flexibility and respect for different work styles.

Work Management

  • Plans, manages, and follows through to ensure the flow and timely completion of activities to deliver successful work results.
  • Maintains quality and safety standards to ensure NexGen's Elite Standards are met across all work streams.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.

Personal Accountability

  • Takes responsibility for own actions and outcomes.
  • Maintains effective and professional approach, demonstrating resilience and accountability in a fluid fast paced work environment.

Analytical/Critical Thinking

  • Able to identify, articulate and problem solve for complex situations with consideration for outcomes.
  • Provides clear and informative explanations to support effective decisions in line with company objectives.
  • Uses creative, conceptual, and/or inductive reasoning.

Functional & Technical Skills

  • Applies specialized knowledge in own area of expertise and openly shares information and knowledge with others.


The position will initially be based out of NexGen’s Saskatoon project office.


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by email to

Please include Manager, Contracts & Procurement in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.