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Sr Dir Procurement - 90200935 - 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.

Are you ready to join our team?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
This position is responsible for the strategic planning, management of solicitations and contract management for both large rolling stock and rolling stock related projects. This includes proposal development, evaluations, contract negotiations, post-award contract administration, and primary supplier ownership.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Directs/oversees lead contract administrators responsible for internal customer support in business case development, specification, design and scope development, acquisition strategy, creation of appropriate solicitations, market analysis, cost/price analyses, terms and conditions negotiations, contract creation, award and administration, and post-award contract and supplier management
Provides guidance, direction, motivation and supports staff training to ensure timely, compliant, cost-effective and acquisitions and cost eliminating contract management.
Communicates and works closely with departmental peers and executives across functional areas, primarily to build procurement influence and set procurement policies and direction
Leverages best practices and makes decisions based on the best interests of Amtrak
Proactively engages all of the relevant internal parties in cross-functional activities to achieve shared goals and metrics to achieve success
Effectively creates and uses written material, oral presentations and verbal interchange, and be at ease working with business leaders and executive staff
Regularly reports out progress and significant developments to senior management
Interfaces directly with end-users, suppliers, Amtrak senior leadership, attorneys and government agencies as needed


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor degree in business or strong equivalent business experience in procurement and contract administration

Minimum 13years procurement and contract administration experience

Ability to develop and implement high-dollar complex contracts while providing guidance and direction as a multifunctional team leader
Ability to provide guidance to executive end users and staff in the development of strategic plans for the acquisition of rolling stock and related services for Amtraks operations
Ability to promote effectively the integration of corporate-wide and departmental strategies and operating objectives and be able to develop and implement comprehensive acquisition plans consistent with corporate programs and objectives
Ability to establish appropriate methods and procedures to effect efficient and accurate control of procurement commitments and schedules including cost reduction programs to accomplish system-wide savings
Extensive knowledge and experience in the field of procurement, contract administration, management, ERP systems including SAP, and knowledge of procurement software such as Ariba.
Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
Ability to provide subordinates with guidance, direction, motivation and training to ensure cost-effective acquisitions, good negotiating strategies, value-analysis techniques, in-depth market research of market trends, and new purchasing and negotiation techniques
Ability to manage effectively in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities
Ability to travel via a variety of transportation modes and to work irregular hours
Embraces learning new tasks, both complex and simple, to maintain effectiveness in this position


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Masters Degree in business or purchasing/procurement

15 years of relevant work experience

Certified Purchasing Manager or Certified Professional in Supply Management
Senior level commodity and market expertise and supplier management skills
Extensive project management experience
Proven record of accomplishment of improving business processes and delivering measurable results

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as excellent interpersonal skills

Requisition ID:54530
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics
Relocation Offered:Yes
Travel Requirements:None

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.
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Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-09

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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