Director - Capital/Non-Operations Procurement
Job ID: 89805
Location: Manhattan - Midtown
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the application deadline.
Compensation: Grade J $104,723 - $142,600
MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.
To assist the Sr. Director - Procurement & Material Management in the efficient administration of the Capital/Non Operations Procurement subgroup of P&MM by providing complete and continuous oversight and support of all aspects of Capital/Non-Operations Procurement.
Direct and oversee the procurement of all Capital Program projects and the non-operations Procurement staff. Ensure that the processing of capital and services contracts reflect sound business practices. Oversee development, solicitation, negotiation, award and closeout administration is completed in a timely and cost effective manner and in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, statutes, etc. Provide direct support to the following departments: Capita l Programs, Capital Planning, GCT, IT, Human Resources, Business Development & Parking.
Prepare and submit on a monthly basis, Procurement Staff Summary Sheets for approval and subsequent inclusion in the MTA Board package, ensuring sufficient basis for all procurement recommendations being presented to the Board, verifying that all MTA Board reporting requirements are met.
Select, develop and motivate personnel within the department. Provide career development for subordinates. Provide prompt and effective coaching and counseling. Responsible for discipline/termination of employees when necessary. Review and approve direct reports and approve performance appraisals. Promote safe work practices and provide safe working conditions. Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.
Acts as liaison, both independently and as support to the Sr. Director with Capital/Non-Operations Procurement's internal customers and with MNR Senior Management for the purpose of ensuring the efficient operation and management of day-to-day Capital/Non-Operations Procurement, including problem solving and troubleshooting.
Communicates, corresponds, both independently and with the Senior Director - P&MM, Chief Procurement Officer and/or the Procurement Policy & Procedures subgroup with external parties including but not limited to, the MNR Committee and Board, Capital Program Oversight Committee, various audit organizations, MTA Finance/grant management, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration, the MTA Inspector General's Office in all matters relevant to Capital/Non-Operations procurements. Communicate and interact with vendor/contractor community on high level matters including conflict/problem resolution where required.
Provide analysis and alternatives to technical problems associated with major procurements. Advise senior management of issues related to same; take corrective action as required.
Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to guidelines of company safety policies and procedures. Lead by example.
Perform other assignments as requested by Senior Management.
Demonstrated leadership with ability to train, motivate and foster teamwork.
Detail oriented with strong organizational, analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
Excellent ability to operate effectively in high pressure situation s; must be flexible and adapt to change. Excellent ability to direct a multi-level professional staff with a minimum of supervision and guidance. Excellent ability to exercise a high level of independent judgment and decision making.
Working knowledge of products and materials, procurement terms and conditions, public sector purchasing (i.e. MTA Agency, NYS, and NYC) and governmental regulations Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) and NYS Contracting Provisions.
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
Excellent ability to deal with internal and external customers and all levels. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong knowledge of inventory & procurement principles, systems and government procurement regulations.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable PC applications.
Familiarity with All-Agency Procurement Guidelines.
Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Procurement Regulations, including Circular 4220.1E and Buy America.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Management, Transportation, and/or a related field.
Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative position with emphasis on procurement, contract administration, engineering and/or construction as it relates to solicitation and negotiation of awards for goods and services.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing professional staff.
Master's Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Transportation, Public Administration, Economics and/or related field.
To be selected for a position, an applicant must: (1) meet the minimum requirements in the job posting, (2) pass a written examination (if applicable), (3) satisfy a background investigation (which includes credit, if applicable), and (4) pass an oral interview, during which the interviewers will further evaluate the applicant's qualifications for the position. Because the selection process is competitive, not all qualified applicants are granted an interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing.
For applicants who are current employees, you must be in active service and have worked in your present position for at least one (1) year to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, plus on-the-job training, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.) in order to be eligible to transfer. If you are transferred, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present occupation. In addition, Metro-North employees are subjected to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation of their safety and discipline records and their performance assessments.
As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $91,821.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer