Director of Procurement

Entity: Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Salary: negotiable based on qualifications
Closing Date: 5/31/2019
Description: Description: Under minimal guidance, provides sound leadership, direction, planning, administration, oversight, and implementation of the policies, procedures, and objectives for the contracts/procurement administration areas in accordance with the objectives and values of LYNX. Responsibilities include identifying needs and potential suppliers; soliciting bids; reviewing bids and selecting suppliers; negotiating and awarding contracts; accepting delivery of products/services and inspecting the products/services; paying suppliers and maintaining vendor relationships. Other duties include identifying potential cost savings; developing and overseeing budget; ensuring compliance with rules and regulations; overseeing and developing procurement staff. Essential Functions: •Demonstrates strong leadership and managerial competencies, including integrity, accountability, communication skills, and commitment to teamwork and excellence in responsibilities such as selecting, mentoring, coaching, supervising, motivating, and training contracts/procurement administration team members. •Directs the overall planning, organization, and policy development of the contracts and procurement administration department. Also responsible for creating strong and sustainable internal and external relationships and/or teamwork at all levels. •Develops work standards and supervises the overall activities of the department. •Develops strategic long- and short-range plans for the department based on the growth and needs of the department and organization and monitors progress of these goals; directs the implementation of the established mission and goals. •Provides procurement oversight by monitoring the procurement process and ensuring fair competition for vendors and bidders, drafting, editing, and reviewing proposals, ensuring documents are accurate, complete, and in compliance with legal requirements. •Manages vendor selection, performance and accountability for products and services. •Creates reports on departmental activities, making presentations to the Board as needed. •Consults with LYNX management staff regarding their contracting needs, and provides advice on procurement-related policies and procedures; reviews and analyzes RFP’s, cost proposal overviews, compliance matrices, final cost proposals, etc. •Provides budgetary and financial overview by developing the goal and objectives for the annual budget, reviewing and reporting monthly budget performance, preparing cost information as requested, and coordinating with the Finance Department regarding issues and concerns. •Ensures successful internal and external audit outcomes by developing procedures and practices to ensure that proper controls are in place and that procurement and inventory decisions are made using sound reasoning. •Directs the preparation of a variety of periodic and special reports regarding assigned activities. •Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations and LYNX rules and policies. •Analyzes and applies procurement laws and regulations. •Consults and advises management staff and the Board of Directors on procurement activities and issues. •Reviews and determines appropriateness of vendor insurance certificates and bonds. •Develops and analyzes vendor performance metrics for all categories of indirect spending •Performs detailed review of all key contracts and develops negotiation strategies supported by analytical rigor. •Monitors relationships with vendors or suppliers in order to ensure proper capabilities, conformance with organizational standards and appropriate products and services. •Performs other duties as may be required or assigned.
Qualifications: Required Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution in Business, Accounting, Public Administration or a closely related field plus ten years of public procurement experience, including three years of experience in a supervisory capacity with direct leadership over professional staff; or a combination of related experience, education, and training. Desired Qualifications: • Master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution in Business, Accounting, Public Administration or a closely related field. • A legal background or experience with contracts and negotiations. • Certification from an accredited procurement program such as National Contracts Management Association or National Institute of Government Purchasing.
Contact Information
Anabelle Henry