Senior Contract Buyer - Pace Suburban Bus, IL

  • Company: Pace Suburban Bus, Chicago area
  • Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 United States
  • Salary: $63,000 to $85,000
  • Date Posted: April 29, 2022


GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for a Senior Contract Buyer for PACE Bus in Chicago, IL. Pace Suburban Bus is the premier suburban transit provider, safely and efficiently moving people to work, school, and other regional destinations. Pace’s family of public transportation services offer affordable and environmentally responsible transit options for residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The backbone of Chicago’s suburbs, Pace services tens of thousands of daily riders. One of the largest bus services in North America, Pace covers 3,677 square miles in an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut and about 15 times the size of the City of Chicago. Pace’s innovative approach to public transportation gives the Agency a national reputation as an industry leader. Under the direction of the Chief Procurement Officer or Department Manager, Procurement, or designee, is responsible for the procurement of a wide variety of complex operating and capital funded services, materials, and equipment in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and Pace policies and procedures. Responsible for full cycle procurement: • Develops scope of work with users for complex RFP or RFQs • Conducts research and cost and price analysis • Creates purchase and change orders and addresses contract compliance issues • Assists and educates department users regarding Pace procurement procedures and FTA rules • Ensures documents are posted properly for bid • Identifies evaluation committee members and oversees the process of vetting proposals and/or quotes • Prepares documents for presentation to Executive Management, Board of Directors, and others • Facilitates selection of vendor and contract negotiations (including termination, when necessary) The successful candidate’s education and experience will include: • A bachelor's degree in business or related field • A minimum of three to five years of senior mid-level public procurement/contracting experience including prior transit procurement experience • Good work history • Experience procuring construction services and architectural and engineering services is preferred • NIGP, NCMA, NASPO or ISM certification is preferred This position is subject to the provisions set forth in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 ( c ) of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Extremely detail oriented with a demonstrated aptitude for mathematics • Aptitude for comprehending rules, policies, regulations, and requirements including the Brooks Act and the Davis-Bacon Act, and correctly applying them to each procurement • Demonstrated ability to work independently, efficiently, and successfully on numerous projects simultaneously to meet all deadlines • Possess and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills • Ability to effectively gather data from a variety of sources for determining best option(s), problem-solving, and making sound decisions • Ability to maintain confidentiality • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft suite applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel and with ERP systems including Oracle and People Soft Must be able to: • work in a professional office environment using a computer, laptop or tablet, monitor and printer for most of the workday • lift up to 10 pounds

Application Process

Anticipated starting salary range is $63,000 -$85,000 +/- DOQ. Please submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references immediately online at to Joan Walko, Senior Vice President, 630 Dundee Road, Ste. 225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. The position is open until filled. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joan Walko at (847) 380-3240 x135. Pace Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Info

Name: Joan Walko
Phone: 847-380-3240