Contract Analyst (3 Positions Available)

  • Date Posted May 3, 2022
  • Location Toronto, ON

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity by sending your resume to hr@oecm.ca. We will continue to accept applications until these positions are filled. We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for further screening/interview will be contacted.

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Overview

The Supplier Relationship Management team is recruiting for Contract Analysts!

Salary Range

$62,000 to $68,000 per annum

Position Summary

The Contract Analyst, Supplier Relationship Management works closely with the Supplier Relationship Management team including other Analysts and Specialists on managing contracts by:

  • Managing, performing quality control, cleansing and generating reports on spend data
  • Performing price audits to ensure contracts are compliant to pricing terms
  • Creating and distributing specialized monthly supplier reports, including other regular quarterly, monthly or weekly reports
  • Supporting the tracking of internal team work activities and progress / status
  • Managing central supplier mailbox and repository of documents, fielding supplier related inquiries from various agreements
  • Attending various meetings and scribing minutes as required
  • Liaising with the Supplier Relationship Management team as needed
  • Escalating compliance and due diligence related matters to the proper endpoints when additional action is needed
  • Preparing supplier business review and other presentations as required
  • Providing procurement support when required
  • Analyzing large amounts of data and finding opportunities for improving data quality
Key Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Business Analytics

  • Conducts analyses of price / product comparisons of OECM products and services; interprets, prepares and presents data in a timely way to support decision-making
  • Ensures managers are up to date at all times regarding any issues and potential risks to client / supplier relationships
  • Prepare forecasts from suppliers / clients and provides analysis on projected estimated spend / usage for agreements.

Information Management

  • Investigates and resolves or escalates issues with respect to data quality, unusual transactions, incomplete data, and/or outstanding item.

Support to Effective Portfolio Management

  • Investigates, reviews and analyzes supply market data, product / service and spend information from OECM supplier partner agreements on a monthly / quarterly basis for an allocated portfolio of products and services
  • Performs supplier, market and category analysis from supplier usage reports
  • Manages queries, conducts analyses to support agreement extensions and pricing refreshes
  • Consolidates findings and presents summary to the Sr. Analyst for input into OECM’s quarterly roll-up of spend forecasts to monitor progress against OECM’s institutional spend targets.

Continuous Improvement

  • Maintains an awareness of best practices to improve / refine processes that may increase productivity and/or correct any deficiencies
  • Develops and maintains relevant procedures and practices
  • Identifies inefficiencies with current processes and systems and suggests ideas for improvements; presents recommendations for improvement that will positively impact on operational effectiveness.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Business Analysis Certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution or a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation is an asset.
  • Minimum of 1 year related experience
  • Knowledge of and understanding of business analytics principles, methodologies and techniques, including: reporting frameworks, performance scorecards, key performance indicators, statistics, relational database concepts and tools
  • Knowledge of planning, forecasting and analysis
  • Knowledge of savings validation methodologies
  • Experience in public sector procurement practices and methods is an asset
  • Strong attention to detail combined with data-driven problem solving skills to find appropriate solutions;
  • Flexible, self-starter with high desire to learn and refine approaches to increase impact
  • Innate curiosity and dissatisfaction with the status quo to generate ideas and solve issues
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who demonstrates the ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment while constantly promoting teamwork
  • Ability to change direction quickly and effectively and thrive in a fast paced deadline-driven environment; calm positive attitude under pressure
  • Ability to create reporting models of customer spend to manage OECM revenue expectations
  • Passion for service excellence
  • Exercises discretion when working with sensitive and confidential information
We offer…

OOECM is a great place to work. Employees thrive in a collaborative and supportive work environment; enjoy a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package, excellent career growth and professional development opportunities, and a dynamic people-focused company culture that supports work/life balance.

OECM currently offers flexible work arrangements and will continue to monitor and explore flexible work arrangements to meet our staff’s work / life balance needs.

About OECM

OECM is a trusted not-for-profit sourcing partner for Ontario’s education sector, broader public sector, and other not-for-profit organizations. We contract with innovative, reputable suppliers to offer a comprehensive choice of quality products and services, to generate significant savings for our customers.

Our staff are passionate about leading projects to acquire collaboratively-sourced and competitively-priced products and services for OECM’s Marketplace and connecting customers and suppliers with leading edge products and services to meet customers’ needs.

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