Paralegal

  • KPMG
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 24, 2020
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 207,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 153 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this.

About KPMG International and the Global Resource Centre

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 147 countries and territories and have more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

Global Procurement (GP) provides procurement services to both KPMG International (KPMGI) and to member firms in situations where goods and/or services are being procured for multiple member firms.

Global Procurement focuses on driving a competitive commercial edge in contractual arrangements with KPMG’s suppliers while simultaneously managing reputational, commercial and contractual risk including:

  • Leading the KPMG Procurement Leadership Forum, consisting of the US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, India, Canada, Brazil and KPMG International, in collectively defining and deploying best practices in procurement policies, processes, frameworks and toolkits
  • Aggregating the demand of planned purchases of goods and services across the network (KPMGI and member firms) and leveraging this scale to negotiate competitive contracts with third parties
  • Providing strategic sourcing services to key functional groups in KPMGI (e.g., Global IT Services, Global L&D, Global Collaboration & Knowledge, Global PPC, Global Marketing & Communications), in partnership with the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Information Protection Group, Independence, Information Security, to enter into contractual relationships with third parties

Global Procurement endeavors to drive a relentless focus on quality and excellent service, aligning its efforts on KPMG’s strategic priorities, and building a culture, wherein, working shoulder-to-shoulder in true partnership with our stakeholders is the norm not the exception.

Overview of the opportunity:

KPMG International is currently looking for paralegals or contracts managers with significant procurement contract experience to support its legal and procurement teams in managing and executing a project to extract specific clauses and other data from contracts.

What you bring to the role:

  • A minimum of 5-8 years’ experience reviewing procurement contract agreements and related files under UK law (with Canada and US law preferred as well),
  • Extraction and interpretation of specific procurement contract clauses, preparing status update reports, and managing a project to completion, and will report to (and take instructions from) both procurement and legal teams.
  • Experience working with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and a range of technology contracts is required
  • Experience working with procurement P2P solutions is strongly preferred.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to condense, extract and present consolidated overviews to senior stakeholders is required.
  • Agility and flexibility in meeting time-sensitive demands needed.
  • Strong communications skills
  • Team oriented and drafting experience preferred.

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Practice Area(s)

Paralegal