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Contract Manager

Req id:  10655

Richmond Hill, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA Virtual, CA

Hiring Manager: Camille Birch

TAA: Jen Watson

Job Code level: APP4 

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The opportunity:


The Contract Manager is responsible for leading, in partnership with the Global Sourcing teams, all inbound/procurement contract negotiations and ongoing contract lifecycle management activities. You will advise on a wide variety of commercial contracts including marketing & events, contingent labour, corporate services, facilities, I.T. with a particular focus on data privacy, data security and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this role, the incumbent will work closely with Legal team colleagues, as well as with business leaders throughout the company, on a myriad of deals. Along with raising the business acumen pertaining to the discipline of contract management, you will help us to build scalable tools and processes to support a growing global business as well as the sourcing and procurement transformation initiative. You must bring exceptional business judgment and creativity to your daily role, and have a track record of collaborating and thriving in a fast-paced, team environment.



You are great at:


• Drafting, evaluating, reviewing and tracking supplier agreements and aligning with OpenText legal standards.
• Researching global data protection laws and policies, reviewing privacy impact assessments, and other relevant data protection activities
• Independently interpreting contractual clauses, and managing contractual disputes, including corrective action;

  • Reviewing and processing statements of work;
  • Managing and administering the contract change order process; Managing the contract close out procedure as applicable to established contracts;
  • Reviewing and transitioning of all supplier contracts related to merger and acquisition transactions to ensure that all contracts are loaded into the OpenText contract repository, and set up for effective management and administration; Identifying risks and opportunities
    • Providing support to special projects or other areas within the team
    • Performing related duties as assigned


What it takes


  • Legal background with advanced skills in contract preparation, evaluation, negotiation, drafting and interpretation of a wide variety of agreements in areas including software, hardware, telecom, network, facilities, marketing, events and professional services would be considered a strong asset;
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of the company including executive management; managing stakeholders;
  • Knowledge and expertise in common and/or civil law;
  • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality; Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines in a new and changing environment;
  • Provide guidance on contract matters to Sourcing managers or other operational staff, including training in contracting practices and procedures.
  • Strong capabilities and expertise in Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) designation through the National Contract Management Association or other similar designation or equivalent work experience;
  •  Familiarity and/or experience with international privacy laws would be an asset;
  •  Experience working collaboratively and effectively with cross-functional team;
  •  Proven ability to work under pressure in order to meet frequent deadlines;
  •  Demonstrated strength in working in a high change environment;
  •  Proficient computer skills including, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, records management classification system and email;
  • Fluency in a language other than English is an asset.



  • JD, LLB degree or equivalent




At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

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With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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