Sourcing Specialist - Construction Procurement 90297988 - Philadelphia

Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. 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 the result of our employees.

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This position is accountable for cost-effective life-cycle management (strategic sourcing, contracting and supplier relationship management) of commercial categories.  Responsible for managing commercial relationships; developing and implementing subcontracting types and strategies; performing subcontractor qualifications; negotiations, award and administration of contracts within the appropriate ERP and related systems.  Must be able to negotiate contract terms and conditions and be able to learn technical scopes of work.  This position applies knowledge in Federal and other Procurement Regulations and negotiates terms and conditions associated with assigned Purchase Orders or Contracts under the supervision or guidance from senior-level Procurement personnel or the Law Department


•    Provides strategic sourcing for Amtrak business units, including understanding and participating in strategic sourcing initiatives, solicitation, negotiating contracts, and management of the resulting follow on commercial activity and relationships.
•    Interfaces and partners 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 manage category life-cycle using the Amtrak Sourcing Management Process and 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, evaluations, and change and claim management
•    Negotiates contracts involving variable costs structures and non-standard Terms and Conditions with guidance; 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
•    Partners with other Procurement and Logistics functions including Planning, Procurement, Business Improvement, and Material Control


•    BS in Business Administration or related field or, a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
•    Knowledge of source-to-settle of procure-to-pay processes, 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.
•    Knowledge of the types of information that are important to understanding a category including rate trends, multipliers, market trends, quality standards, and supplier sources (including minority firms).
•    Effectively works under a matrix management structure.
•    Must be able to work and communicate effectively in writing and verbally with all levels of the company and suppliers


•    BS in Business Administration or related field plus 2 years of relevant experience

•    Experience in strategic sourcing or materials planning and management or related fields.
•    Experience in ERP system and Procure-to-Pay processes, particularly SAP/Ariba. [Add knowledge of MRP if the position will procure inventory items]
•    Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or a degree directly applicable to the category.
•    Experience in market expertise and supplier management skills.
•    Buyer or material management experience


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:67401
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
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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