Senior Manager of Procurement at Go METRO

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description:


Metro is seeking a Senior Manager of Procurement to assist with the management of the Procurement department by planning, directing, and coordinating daily activities to ensure the timely and efficient acquisition of services and materials to meet the needs of Metro. The Senior Manager of Procurement serves as one of the lead resources for the Procurement department during solicitation, procurement, and administration of contracts for goods and services; oversees compliance with Metro policies and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations; works closely with internal departments as well as suppliers and vendors to purchase needed products and improve procurement processes. JOB DUTIES
  • Oversee daily operations of the Procurement department and the entire supply chain process to ensure acquired goods and services are of the specified quality, at reasonable prices, and delivered on-time by utilizing appropriate procurement methods.
  • Manage and oversee completion of tasks performed by Procurement staff.
  • Implement cost effective and improved purchasing systems, controls, and programs.
  • Investigate, develop, and implement cost effective improvements and provide cost benefit analysis.
  • Continually seek out potential vendors and develop sourcing/procurement activities that support key business objectives.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all policies and procedures to ensure adherence to the terms of purchasing and inventory management.
  • Make necessary changes in staffing based on departmental needs, promotions, other anticipated events, and statistical data; maintain adequate work coverage in the department.
  • Oversee the continued development of all Procurement employees through coaching techniques and training to keep them abreast of new technologies and methodologies; oversee and direct the development of employees' skills and understanding of procedures and policies; develop, implement, monitor, and oversee adherence to performance standards.
  • Manage Procurement employees, including monitoring performance and attendance, and executing employee recognition, commendation, and discipline.
  • Model, facilitate and encourage exemplary internal and external customer service, open communication, collaboration, participation, and professional development among staff.
  • Communications - Excellent verbal, writing and non-verbal skills. Persuasive, consensus builder.
  • Customer Focus - Excellent problem-solving skills and a desire to exceed customer expectations.
  • Employee Development - Competent in assessing personal skills and growth requirements; coaches, delegates, and supports employee development. Provides constructive feedback.
  • Leadership - Energetic, innovative self-starter, committed to continuous improvement and creative problem-solving. Takes the initiative in improving agency and departmental processes and procedures.
  • Professional Integrity - Exhibits and values commitment, leadership, accountability, diversity, honesty, fiscal responsibility, and the ability to maximize resources.
  • Proficiency - Able to multi-task, plan and measure results, create and analyze data; excellent computer skills, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent project management skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university preferred, or three or more years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Three to five years of procurement management experience for public agencies of similar size and complexity, preferably involving Federal and State funding.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (or similar) suite, including but not limited to Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Working familiarity with IBM Maximo and OpenGov e-procurement software.
  • Familiarity with standard NIGP public-sector procurement procedures and contracts administration practices
  • Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) or similar professional certification preferred.


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