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Contracts Specialist

Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview


Reporting to the Associate General Counsel and working closely with members of Wawanesa’s Ethics, Legal and Compliance group and Procurement group, the Contracts Specialist is an integral part of Wawanesa’s framework for the development, drafting, review, approval and maintenance of third party contractual arrangements. 


Job Responsibilities


  • Serving as a primary point of contact on contractual negotiations between the business, procurement team and third parties
  • Assessing and addressing contractual risk through negotiations and drafting of contracts and amendments
  • Identifying and escalating key concerns for resolution to appropriate individuals within the organization
  • Developing templates and standard contractual terms that address Wawanesa’s internal and regulatory contractual compliance requirements
  • Ensuring that contracts are properly executed, maintained and reviewed
  • Developing and implementing change management processes to ensure contract amendments are properly identified and documented
  • Participating in special projects assigned by the Associate General Counsel
  • Planning and executing large-scale contract implementation projects
  • Performing other duties as assigned


  • At least 3 years’ prior experience in negotiation and administration of contracts and contractual relations
  • Post-secondary education with a focus on legal or public policy matters required.  Completion of a paralegal program or other legal degree or diploma an asset
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry experience an asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to conduct detailed analysis of information, and to select and implement best solutions in a timely manner
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate at the right level for the audience and present information or arguments in a convincing manner
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills, with the ability to develop and prioritize effective plans that define activities, resources and timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to influence key relationships


Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.


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