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Contracts Manager

Company: Nevada Copper
Location: Yerington
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Its two fully permitted projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project development. Purpose of the Position: The Contracts Manager is primarily responsible for the procurement and full cycle of contracts administration, including sourcing, contract preparation, negotiating contract terms and conditions, facilitating execution, and ongoing communication with all stakeholders including third parties including subsequent contract audits. Contracts will include construction projects, technical and professional services, equipment and tangible goods. Accountability: The Contracts Administrator reports to the Nevada Copper Director, Supply Chain. Responsibilities and Duties: (Performance of these functions is the reason the job exists. Assigned job tasks/duties are not limited to the essential functions).

  • Ensuring timely and professional service to user departments in the preparation and evaluations of bids, negotiation with suppliers, and recommendation to management for approvals, preparation of contract documentation, issuance of award of contracts and regret letters, and management and close out of contracts
  • Manage contract administrative matters, relating to compliance, claims, disputes, invoicing/payments, correspondence, progress/review meetings insurance, liability, indemnities, bonds, and retentions.
  • Collaborate with representatives from other departments, Project Management team, contractors, and vendors to prepare, analyze, and administer leases, various agreements, and contracts for the organization
  • Responsible for overseeing all RFPs and selections for Nevada Copper services. Oversee and supervise selection committee to ensure that selection is in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Perform closeout of contracts, finalize outstanding contract issues, issue of final modifications, invoices, and coordinate completion of contractor performance evaluations.
  • Ensure compliance with Nevada Copper policies and procedures, legal guidelines, contracting principles, and cost-effective constraints
  • Serve as point of contact on Company contractual and legal matters. Act as Company liaison with legal representation for potential litigation issues
  • Prepare and distribute reports to facilitate planning and maintenance of accurate contract records and files
  • Lead and support continuous improvement initiatives in contract management and procurement
  • Coordinate with all levels of management to gather, analyze, summarize, and prepare recommendations on sourcing strategies, practices, and procedures
  • Review and make recommendations to project scopes of work to ensure complete bids are received
  • Recommend modifications to accommodate regulatory, legislative, industry or Nevada Copper Policy & Procedure changes
  • Provide documentation and interpretation of contractual rights and obligations internally and externally, ensure that due diligence is practiced in complying with the stated terms and conditions
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions and activities
  • Maintain required insurance documentation from service providers
  • Provide back up support to various Supply Chain functions The above items are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all accountabilities and duties. Other duties required as assigned. Knowledge/Education: The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of contractual management experience preferably in the mining industry
  • A Bachelors degree in business management or similar, MBA is a plus
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office tools
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, Microsoft Dynamics experience a plus.
  • Exceptional collaboration and negotiation abilities Skills/Abilities: The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
  • Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members, vendors, contractors and visitors
  • Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws pertaining to purchasing, contracts, and contract compliance
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques of contract negotiation
  • Ability to interpret contract requirements, negotiate pricing on large-scale contracts
  • Ability to review and interpret insurance policies and/or certificates of insurance
  • Proficient knowledge of legal terms and vernacular
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong math skills, problem solving, conflict management, and negotiating skills
  • Ability to research, track issues through the system and make logical conclusions as to the root cause of defects
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration and interaction with individuals and groups including contractor partners
  • Decisive project management ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively in one-on-one, small, and large group settings
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in a results-oriented environment Personal Attributes: The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Build Trust and Respect
  • Commitment Strive for excellence in yourself, Nevada Copper and the community.
  • Alignment Safely working together to successfully execute the business plan
  • Performance Accountability at all levels in order to deliver quality results. Physical and Mental Demands and Requirements:
  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in weight
  • Operate a vehicle with a valid drivers license
  • Periodically work in adverse weather conditions
  • Stand and Sit for extended periods of time
  • Stay alert during periods of inactivity
  • Walk on uneven ground Work Schedule and Personal Protective Equipment: The incumbent works a 40 hour/week schedule. Position may require weekend or evening work depending on organizational and operational needs. Ability to work extended hours as operational needs require to support projects. Personal Protective Equipment required for this position includes, but is not limited to, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and steel-toed boots. All equipment must be MSHA approved as applicable. Benefits/Culture Nevada Copper has some of the best employees in the industry. To retain top talent, we offer some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of the benefits we offer are listed below:
  • Full Benefits package
  • 401k
  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Vacation and Holiday PTO

Keywords: Nevada Copper, Sparks , Contracts Manager, Executive , Yerington, Nevada

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