Sr Asset Specialist - Asset Disposition 90299899 - Philadelphia

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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This mid-level position is accountable for managing, coordinating and monitoring the various methods for selling/disposing of Amtrak-owned salvage/surplus materials/ equipment, including rolling stock, scrap, rail, inventory, and vehicles/equipment, in accordance with all regulatory and corporate guidelines.  Responsible for supporting the implementation and continuous improvement of asset recovery strategies and processes using industry best practices, including the creation of innovative, automated,  streamlined and professional solutions to asset recovery and disposition methods and processes.



• Develop, implement and monitor a variety of specialized and streamlined methods and strategies to recover the value of obsolete, surplus and/or discontinued materials, rolling stock, equipment, vehicles, machinery, rail and other track materials (OTM), scrap metals, by-products and waste by selling it, donating it, or paying to safely dispose of it.
• Ensure compliance with all environmental regulations when disposing of assets or materials no longer needed by Amtrak.
• Support development, updating, publishing, and enforcement of all corporate policy documents and commodity process flows relating to the sale and disposal of scrap metal and surplus or obsolete Amtrak material and equipment (rolling stock, vehicles, machinery, repair parts, rail, inventory, etc) so that controls are established and maintained and the maximum value is received for the sold asset(s).
• Interface with all levels of the organization including corporate officers, department heads, and field managers and personnel; on-going and in-depth collaboration with Law, Finance, Operations, and field personnel to ensure proper disposition and securement of assets prior and during sale/disposal.
• Compose and place advertisements in trade journals and other publications, or advertising portals, for items being sold.
• Prepare, execute, manage, reconcile, and report out on Offers for Sale (Requests for Bid) ensuring that documentation is appropriate and complete, including verification of approvals and releases are obtained prior to the sale/disposal of assets.
• Prepare and negotiate sales contracts with buyers, suppliers, manufacturers associated with asset recovery and ensure that all terms and conditions, insurance requirements, sales contracts, scope of work and payments are complete and in compliance with corporate guidelines.
• Manage the sale, invoicing, and payment collection processes to secure payment from buyers and expedite the transaction including writing up the sales and contract documents and creating sales orders in SAP, documenting payments, follow-up and expediting transactions.
• Support maintenance and growth of supplier and buyer database of more than 2,000 contacts.
• Participate and support solicitation(s) for, and implementation of, third-party commercial auction and disposition services to automate and streamline disposition of assets.




• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Procurement and Supply Chain plus three (3) years of relevant experience. Or a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in lieu of bachelor’s degree. 
• Experience in asset recovery activities, including sales offers and issuing sales offer, waste and recycling industry practices, transportation and logistics, materials management or purchasing.
• Proven analytical, planning, and organizational skills in the of sale corporate assets, including inventory, vehicles, heavy equipment, scrap and other materials and equipment.
• Demonstrated expertise in dealing with the highly competitive scrap metals industry and the constantly fluctuating scrap market.
• Demonstrated skill set to provide guidance to field personnel on metal separation procedures, anticipated price expected for materials and methods of disposal, and securement of assets for sale or disposal.
• Requires knowledge of contractual procedures and practices, engineering, equipment maintenance, and repair parts combined with knowledge of sales promotions, financial techniques, cost-benefit analysis, and contract law.
• Proven ability and expertise to work and communicate effectively in writing and verbally with all levels of the company, suppliers, and buyers and must possess superior customer service skills. Must analyze and prepare information and data in a cohesive and succinct manner,
• Must be able to support development, updates, and delivery of process flows, spreadsheets, pivot tables, executive summaries, and presentations.
• Proficiency in Microsoft suite of tools including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Visio, and ERP systems such as SAP and Ariba.
• Analytical, detail oriented, organized, disciplined, and self-driven to successfully process and document the sale and disposition of corporate assets as well as to support development and expansion of methods and processes for asset recovery




• Master’s degree in Business Administration or Procurement and Supply Chain

• 5 years of relevant experience. 
• Extensive experience in asset disposition and market expertise, SAP, and managing projects and/or programs and documenting status of same.
• Extensive experience in asset disposition, market expertise, and managing projects: specifically in verifying asset release documentation, developing sales offers/bid requests and contracts, analyzing bids, creation of sales orders in SAP, managing and expediting the disposition of material assets, and compiling and reporting sales revenue  to support Amtrak on a national level.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and managing continuous improvement programs, such as streamlining and automating asset disposition, collaboration on cross-functional teams, and management skills within a matrix organization. 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:72810
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse 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.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 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, the individual will not be 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 EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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