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Industry SectorContract Administrator jobs, Contracts, Procurement, Commercial, Other, Procurement Manager jobs in railway, Project management jobs, Rail Project Coordinator, Administrator jobs, Rail Project Director vacancies
BenefitsUSD 119,000 - USD 150,000
LocationsPhiladelphia, Rail jobs in USA
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted28 December 2012

Job Description


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: This position is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities for contracting oversight and administration for the Progect Management (PM) and Project Management Oversight (PMO) contracts and all construction contracts on the Accessible Stations Development Program (ASDP). Contract approval authority in accordance with the signing authority policy matrix.
• Review and approve PMs, IFBs, addenda and award of contracts and change orders for all PMs General Construction (GC) contracts via PMs recommendation for award/approval. • Directs and oversees a staff of professionals and support personnel for purchasing strategy, inventory management, market analysis, pricing strategy, strategic sourcing, contract creation, contract administration, performance monitoring, and related project management. • Provides subordinates with guidance, direction, motivation and training to ensure cost effective acquisitions and good negotiating strategies. • Communicates and works closely with departmental peers and executives across functional areas to build procurement influence and set procurement policies and direction. • Acts as the central point of contact for specific supply chains.

• Leverages best practices and makes decisions based on the best interests of the internal customers. • Engages all of the relevant internal parties in cross-functional activities to achieve shared goals and metrics to achieve success. • Negotiates commitments with suppliers to ensure both short and long-term service and cost objectives are met. • Implements supply chain processes that reduce total cost of ownership. • Manages processes to collect, cleanse, and periodically analyze spend data for specific supply chains. • Review and approve all PMO staffing changes and PMO office requirements.
EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree in Business or equivalent business experience in the field of construction procurement and contract administration.
WORK EXPERIENCE: • Extensive years of construction procurement and contract administration. • Ability to develop and implement high dollar complex construction contracts while providing guidance and direction as a multi-functional Team Leader. • Ability to provide guidance to executive end users and staff in the development of strategic plans for the acquisition of goods and services for Amtraks operations. • Ability to effectively promote 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 construction procurement, contract administration, management, ERP systems including SAP. Knowledge of procurement software such as Ariba a plus.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE: • 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 effectively manage in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities. • The ability to travel via a variety of modes and work irregular hours. • Prior satisfactory job performance. • Embraces learning new tasks, both complex and simple, to maintain effectiveness in this position.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Masters Degree in Business or Purchasing/Procurement. • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). • 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: Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

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