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VALLEY METRO: Manager Procurement


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The Manager, Procurement assists the Chief Procurement Officer in the daily operational functions of the Contracts and Procurement Department including planning, development, execution, and monitoring of programs, special projects and assignments, and managing administrative functions for the Department. The Manager, Procurement will conduct and oversee a portion of the procurement and contract administration activities of department staff.

This position is responsible for managing a staff of professional, technical and administrative employees that procure and administer a wide variety of contracts including professional services, construction/public works and major equipment; providing administrative oversight of inter-governmental agreements, contract negotiation, vendor management, and comprehensive risk management.

Typical duties include: preparing and administering related budgets, developing and implementing operating policies and procedures, managing staff and resources, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

As a member of the Valley Metro’s Finance and Procurement team, demonstrates the Agency’s Core Values of Whatever It Takes, Team Player and Positive Customer Care/Service in performance of daily duties.

Physical Demands / Work Environment

Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, and seeing. Valley Metro complies with ADA/EEOC requirements with respect to reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Incumbents may be subjected to travel. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Desired Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Contract Management, or a related field and five years of professional experience in public procurement and managing contract administration; preferably with experience with $100M+ capital projects (both construction and systems delivery); experience in the procurement of transportation service contracts, facility maintenance, planning and professional services contracts; two years in a supervisory/management role and budget experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform duties.
  • Experience in a large public agency or transit setting is preferred.
  • Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
  • Valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) may be required.

Desired Skills & Abilities

  • The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
  • Provides written and oral advice, analysis and policy recommendations on procurement and contracting issues, and assists in the development of sound procurement and contracting policies and procedures in support of the agency, consistent with local, state and federal procurement and contracting rules, regulations, guidelines and best practices.
  • Plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities of professional, technical and administrative staff; directs the selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development; recommends and implements hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Under general supervision, manages centralized procurement activities, including requests for quotes and competitive bids and proposals for a wide variety of equipment, goods and professional and construction services. Procurement activities range from routine small purchases to professional services contracting, major construction projects, and transit vehicle acquisitions.
  • Monitors contractor performance against stated contractual requirements, minimizes contract changes and disputes, produces high quality service delivery.
  • Ensures agency compliance with all federal, state, and local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) related requirements.
  • Develops departmental budget; monitors and forecasts expenditures; recommends purchases of equipment.
  • Serves as a liaison with internal departments, public agencies, external organizations, the general public, and/or other interested parties.
  • Manages the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; establishes appropriate services, staffing levels, and resource allocations.
  • Supervises the keeping of required records and reports involving all insurance related procurement and functions. Provide litigation support where necessary in the individual's areas of responsibility.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities for improving service delivery methods and support procedures.
  • Evaluates industry trends for applicability to Agency direction and departmental direction. Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Knowledge of: Management principles Budgeting principles Applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations Project management principles (construction, professional services, equipment acquisition) Transit operations and Federal Transit Administration regulations and best practices Strategic business planning principles and practices Bid and proposal evaluation techniques Negotiation techniques
  • Skills in: Interpreting and applying laws, policies, procedures and regulations relating to procurement, contracting, risk management, insurance, liability and claims Monitoring and evaluating employees Prioritizing and assigning work and handling multiple tasks simultaneously Managing projects Planning, implementing and administering a comprehensive risk management and loss control program Developing, implementing, and monitoring work plans and budgets Evaluating industry trends for applicability Using a computer and related software applications Responding to changing situations and needs Giving presentations Communicating and interacting with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction Analyzing insurance policy provisions to determine the existence and extent of coverage

Salary Range

$73,810.00 to $110,715.00
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