AVP Procurement policy

  • Company: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Location: Dallas, Texas 75266 United States
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: May 4, 2021
  • Closing Date: May 30, 2021


GENERAL SUMMARY: This position has a key leadership role in the Procurement Department providing policy and compliance administration and primary support for the GoPass and Mobility service projects with the Innovation Team. This position will also serve as the Department competition and diversity advocate, respond to supplier issues and protests, and assist with the continuity of leadership for succession planning ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: As the competition advocate, the AVP of Procurement Policy will be responsible for recommending decisions on emergency and sole-source procurement determination. As the procurement diversity advocate, the AVP of Procurement Policy will coordinate with EOD on contract goals and contractor commitments, coordinate supplier outreach, and manage supplier relations. Responsible for providing procurement policy and guidance, interpreting FTA policy, training, and serve as point of contact for department audits. Responsible for supporting Go-Pass, Mobility as a Service with (MaaS), and other innovative programs for other departments. Responsible for focused leadership in the development and implementation of new innovative procurement practices and technology. Responsible for drafting regulations, policy, and operating procedures. Coordinates analysis of Innovation Portal unsolicited proposal submissions. Provides a number of reports for Executive Management and the Board of Directors. Manages staff including annual performance reviews, daily assignments, training, development and discipline. Participates in planning and development of workplans and long-range departmental objectives. Effectively collaborates with procurement and planning departments. Develops and submits for approval, division budget. Monitors budget. Participates in budget reviews and annual budget planning. Performs other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications. Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or related field. Twelve (12) years of progressively responsible management level experience in a procurement environment to include six (6) years managing a professional staff. Pass a physical (medical) examination that includes a drug screen in order to operate DART non-revenue vehicles. Knowledge of budget development/analysis, and operational cost factors. Proficiency of PC software applications to include Microsoft Office or other related software applications. Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex interpersonal, technical and administrative problems. Comprehensive knowledge of supply chain management, sourcing methods, contract, negotiation, formation and administration, supplier relations, and cost and price analysis. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of federal and state laws and regulations related to procurement. Ability to be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services. Acts with customers in mind. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. Ability to blend people into teams when needed. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Fosters open dialogue. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Creates a feeling of belonging in the team. Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. Can get messages across that have the desired effect. Ability to step up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities. Read situations quickly. Good at focused listening. Can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably. Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise. Ability to blend people representing different departments into teams. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Shares wins and successes. Fosters open dialogue. Let's people finish and be responsible for their work. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Creates a feeling of belonging in the team. Ability to provide challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Holds frequent development discussions. Is aware of career goals for each direct report. Constructs compelling development plans and executes them. Is a people builder. Ability to accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets objectives and goals. Breaks down work into the process steps. Develops schedules and task/people assignments. Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks. Measures performance against goals. Evaluates results. Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Can see hidden problems. Is excellent at honest analysis. Looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answers. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to VP Procurement * WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals while visiting DART's operating facilities, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and using all protective clothing and devices provided. Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned. DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V

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Contact Info

Name: Spencer Sims
Phone: 214-749-2866
Closing Date: May 30, 2021