Marketing & Advertising Procurement Specialist- 90296123 - Philadelphia

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.




  • Provides purchasing services for Amtrak business units, including solicitation, negotiation of contract pricing, contractual terms and conditions of purchase, performing cost or price analyses, development of sources of supply, and the ongoing management of strategic suppliers. 
  • Serves as an interface to business units and management for the sourcing function and responsible for managing procurement projects assigned. Assists business units in finalizing Statements of Work, as necessary.
  • Recruits, maintains, and manages suppliers with focus on total cost improvements while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.
  • Negotiates procurement contracts involving variable costs and non-standard terms and conditions. Prepares and administers contracts that are financially and legally sound to ensure enforcement of contractual requirements and Amtrak’s policies and procedures in concert with Federal Procurement Regulations and/or the Uniform Commercial Code whichever is applicable
  • Partners with other Procurement and Logistics functions including Planning, Procurement, Business Improvement, and Material Control. 





  • BS in Business Administration or related field plus 3 years of relevant experience. Or, a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must possess knowledge of strategic sourcing concepts, procure-to-pay processes, types of procurement contracts, commodity pricing, market trends, quality standards, sources of supply (including minority firms), negotiation techniques, value analysis and other cost savings methods.
  • Experience in purchasing or materials planning or related fields.
  • Proven track record of improving business processes and delivering measurable results.
  • Effectively works under a matrix management structure.
  • Ability to analyze strategic options and their direct potentials and indirect impact on the organization.
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively in writing and verbally with all levels of the company and suppliers.
  • Expertise in business acumen, financial and analytical acumen, written and verbal communication, presentation skills, and implementation and execution.
  • Expertise in ERP system and Procure-to-Pay processes
  • Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to prepare, negotiate and review contracts, bids, proposals and vendor agreements for legal terms/conditions and acceptability of items to specifications.
  • Self-starter with good analytical skills and common sense to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn new tasks in order to maintain effectiveness in position.
  • Must be detailed oriented and disciplined to ensure project completion and effective follow-through.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities.





  • BS in Business Administration or related field plus 5 years of relevant experience in Advertising, Marketing or Procurement functions
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
  • Experience in market expertise and supplier management skills
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in SAP/Ariba





  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



Requisition ID:114687
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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.

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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