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Sourcing Specialist - 90296120 - Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move Americas workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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This position is accountable for cost-effective life-cycle management (strategic sourcing, contracting and supplier relationship management) of commercial categories. Responsible for managing commercial relationships; developing and implementing subcontracting types and strategies; performing subcontractor qualifications; negotiations, award and administration of contracts within the appropriate ERP and related systems. Must be able to negotiate contract terms and conditions and be able to learn technical scopes of work. This position applies knowledge in Federal and other Procurement Regulations and negotiates terms and conditions associated with assigned Purchase Orders or Contracts under the supervision or guidance from senior-level Procurement personnel or the Law Department.


Provides strategic sourcing for Amtrak business units, including understanding and participating in strategic sourcing initiatives, solicitation, negotiating contracts, and management of the resulting follow on commercial activity and relationships.
Interfaces and partners with stakeholders of all levels for assigned commercial category on a regular basis and maintains the appropriate service levels such as sourcing project cycle time and as a recognized source of expertise for the sourcing function.
Executes strategic sourcing projects and manage category life-cycle using the Amtrak Sourcing Management Process and applicable ERP and other systems to obtain the best commercial solutions for Amtrak in view of total Cost of Ownership and the applicable regulatory, grant and other flow down requirements
Responsible for pre-award activities & post award administration, including chairing pre-bid and category kickoff meetings, risk analysis, negotiating terms and conditions, payment terms, liquidated damages and incentive fees. Also, performs post-award cost analysis, evaluations, and change and claim management
Negotiates contracts involving variable costs structures and non-standard Terms and Conditions with guidance; interacts with customers both internal and external to provide a high level of collaboration; and assists business units in finalizing Statements of Work from a commercial perspective.
Partners with other Procurement and Logistics functions including Planning, Procurement, Business Improvement, and Material Control.


BS in Business Administration or related field or, a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of a bachelors degree.
Knowledge of source-to-settle of procure-to-pay processes, sourcing management processes, types of procurement contracts, commodity pricing, quality standards, sources of supply (including diversity suppliers), statements of work, negotiation techniques, value analysis and other cost savings methods.
Knowledge of the types of information that are important to understanding a category including rate trends, multipliers, market trends, quality standards, and supplier sources (including minority firms).
Experience in strategic sourcing or materials planning and management or related fields.
Effectively works under a matrix management structure.
Must be able to work and communicate effectively in writing and verbally with all levels of the company and suppliers.
Proficiency in business acumen, financial and analytical acumen, written and verbal communication, presentation skills, and implementation and execution.
Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to prepare, negotiate and review RFxs, contracts, bids, proposals and vendor agreements for legal terms/conditions and acceptability of items to specifications.
Proficiency in project management or sourcing management.
Must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft suite of tools including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and able to quickly learn ERP systems such as Ariba and SAP.
Self-starter with good analytical skills and common sense to problem solving.
Demonstrate ability to learn new tasks in order to maintain effectiveness in position.
Must be detailed oriented and disciplined to ensure project completion and effective follow-through.


BS in Business Administration or related field plus 2 years of relevant experience
Experience in ERP system and Procure-to-Pay processes, particularly SAP/Ariba. [Add knowledge of MRP if the position will procure inventory items]
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or a degree directly applicable to the category.
Experience in professional services categories, market expertise and supplier management skills.
Buyer or material management experience

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

This position is a tiered position. Incumbents will have a position level assigned based on their skills and experience, and in alignment with position development plans. Position placement is at Amtraks sole and absolute discretion.

Requisition ID:64181
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics
Relocation Offered:No
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.Marijuana,notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession ofmarijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage ofmarijuanawillnotbe qualified for hire.We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.
POSTING NOTES: Supply Chain & Logistics|| Corporate Jobs



  • Transportation
Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-03

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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