Manager, Contract & Risk

thyssenkrupp Elevator (Canada) Limited has an immediate opening in our Montreal office for the position of Manager, Contract & Risk.

The Manager, Contract & Risk is responsible for providing branch support in negotiating, administering, monitoring, and renegotiating contracts for TKE product installation, modernization, service, and/or repair. Duties include reviewing all contract language, explaining contracts to internal and external customers, and negotiating acceptable contract terms and conditions. In addition this position is responsible to coordinate and manage third party claim activity with internal customers and external vendors and legal counsel.


  • Reviews terms and conditions of bid documents, contracts, and change orders
  • Negotiates and approves contract terms with sales representatives and customers
  • Supports TKE projects and initiatives which have regulatory, legal or operational risk implications
  • Advises departments and customers of contractual rights and obligations
  • Identify opportunities to implement compliance related policies and procedures on an company wide basis
  • Completes insurance and bond request forms, and forwards copies to general contractors as required
  • Coordinates third party claim activity between branch personnel and external insurance vendor
  • Supports external legal counsel on cases as required
  • Educates and communicates to internal personnel on contract and third party topics on regular basis to ensure understanding and awareness of changes in contract, legal or legislative environments
  • Provides subject matter training and education to sales staff, branch managers, and construction managers
  • Responsible to manage department employees and external contractors
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education in legal administration, law and/ or paralegal studies including 8 to 10 years experience in contract review
  • Bachelor's degree or higher is preferred
  • Member in good standing from a recognized professional certification association including the Barreau du Quebec, Canadian Association of Paralegals, etc. is considered an asset
  • Must be familiar with legal terminology with the ability to read and interpret legal verbiage
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and deadline-driven working environment with minimal direction
  • The ability to manage conflict
  • Good data entry and computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Bilingual (English/French) – Spoken and Written is required

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