Procurement Dir - 90287905 - Philadelphia

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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This individual-contributor position requires SME-level technical knowledge in end-to-end strategic sourcing concepts and activities including conducting spend analytics, market analysis, demand analysis, RFx, contract negotiation and implementation, and ongoing strategic supplier management. This position is part of Amtrak’s Strategic Acquisition group responsible for the procurement and administration of high dollar rolling stock equipment (trainsets, locomotives, cars) and the long-term service agreements associated with maintaining that equipment.  


This senior-level position is accountable for cost-effective life-cycle management of critical or strategic rolling stock and rolling stock service agreements.  Responsible for managing key commercial relationships; developing and implementing subcontracting types and strategies; seeking out qualified supplier firms, performing subcontractor qualifications; negotiations, award and administration of engineering or construction contracts within the appropriate ERP and related systems.  Must be able to negotiate complex contract terms and conditions and understand technical scopes of work in detail.  This position applies Subject Matter Expert (SME) knowledge of the ERP system and in Federal and other Procurement Regulations and negotiates complex terms and conditions associated and identifies potentials risks with assigned Purchase Orders or Contracts and independently seeks guidance from management-level Procurement personnel or the Law Department. This position is responsible to analyze commercial data to identify target categories to recommend for strategy development.

•    Procure and administer high dollar rolling stock acquisition contracts and long-term rolling stock service agreements. 
•    Works closely with departmental peers across functional areas to build procurement influence. 
•    Leverages best practices and makes decisions based on the best interests of the internal customers and Amtrak.
•    Negotiates commitments with suppliers to ensure Amtrak requirements are met.
•    Provides strategic sourcing for Amtrak business units, including leading strategic sourcing initiatives, spend analytics, market analysis, demand analysis, solicitation, negotiating contracts, and management of the resulting follow on commercial activity and relationships.
•    Serves as a vital interface to business units and management as a recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) 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 utilize advanced level sourcing tools, team building skills, 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, internal and supplier evaluations, and change and claim management
•    Negotiates and administers complex contracts involving variable costs structures and non-standard Terms and Conditions; 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. Prepares and administers Purchase Orders and contracts that are financially and legally sound to ensure enforcement of contractual requirements and Amtrak’s policies and procedures in concert with Federal, State, and Local Procurement Regulations and/or the Uniform Commercial Code whichever is applicable.
•    Maintains and manages suppliers with focus on total cost improvements while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.

•    Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related field, and 7 years of experience in purchase or materials planning or related fields. Or, the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
•    Experience and ability to work with senior level management in supply chain, inventory management, and procurement program problem resolution. Proven ability to influence. 
•    Must possess SME-level knowledge of procure-to-pay processes, strategic 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.
•    SME knowledge of the category including rate trends, multipliers, market trends, quality and environmental standards, and supplier sources (including minority firms).
•    SME-level experience in strategic sourcing.
•    Proven track record of SME-level in Sourcing Management Processes or project management, ERP systems and leadership in improving business processes and delivering measurable results. Experience in developing metrics and reporting associated with procurement performance.

•    9+ years of relevant experience.
•    Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), MBA or JD
•    Experience with ERP systems, specifically Ariba and/or SAP.
•    Significant knowledge of supply chain, inventory management, commodity management, and supplier management.
•    Project management experience.
•    Proven record of accomplishment of improving business processes and delivering measurable results.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:53261
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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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 of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be 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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