CONTRACTS SPECIALISTIf you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.Cultivating Excellence is Agriums culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.While we have great people, it is not just about that; its the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. Its the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world. Who You Will Work WithYou will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each others health, safety and security. Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.Reporting to the Contracts/Property Manager, provides primary support to the Legal Department staff, at headquarters office for Agrium Retail for contracts and related matters.Key Tasks:- Draft, review and assist in negotiating all storage, warehouse, consignment, utility, construction and material transfer agreements. – Act as primary contact for customers requesting those contracts listed above and for questions regarding insurance requirements, required approvals and overall procedures. – File and manage UCC Financing Statements.- Assist Contracts/Property Managers with various legal projects.- Assist Contracts/Property Managers in coordination and development of new template agreements, including revisions to existing form agreements.- Work with all customers to provide training and support for Legal Departments contract management site. – Maintain and keep contract statuses updated on Legal Departments contracts management site for customers. – Assist Legal Department staff in reviewing assessing risk and elevate agreements to legal counsel as necessary. – Ensure that all agreements are completed in accordance with Agrium Retail polices, legal requirements and customer specifications. – Cross train with contracts and property team members.- Assist with claims handling.- Other duties as required by managementTheIdeal CandidateOutside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.Skills:- Excellent organizational, prioritization and attention to detail skills.- Ability to work independently and as a team member.- Self-motivated, results oriented, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including verbal and written communication.- Ability to work independently and recognize contracting issues that need to be elevated.- Provide timely responses to internal and external inquiries.- High proficiency in reading comprehension of Contract language.- Previous work experience in a Corporate environment is preferred.Qualifications- Bachelors degree or equivalent job related experience.- Minimum of 5 years of legal experience in contracts, property, finance, or legal administration. – Paralegal certification an asset. – Ability to communicate professionally, in person, in writing or by telephone.- Proficient in MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Workshare Compare, Outlook and Legal File Management Systems. Knowledge of MS SharePoint a plus.- This position may include limited travel. This summary of job responsibilities and duties is meant to be a general description of this position and is not all-inclusive. Why Agrium?Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. Were dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S. Agriums organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help feed the world in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at www.agrium.com/careers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.Apply for this job.