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Job Title: Manager of Procurement
Location: Admin Building - Detroit
State: Michigan
Position Description:

Job ID: ADM20190111

Department: Procurement

Starting Rate: $80,200 (Compensation commensurate with experience)

Union: Non Union

Start Date: Immediate

General Summary

Under general supervision, the Manager of Procurement is the Authority's contracting officer.  in this capacity the Manager is the exclusive agent in negotiation and administration of contracts covering acquisition and disposal of all Authority property, including but not limited to land, facilities, vehicles, fuel, automotive parts and supplied.  the Manager is responsible for developing and enforcing procedures in accordance with SMART policies as well as applicable State and Federal requirements.  The Manager is also responsible for central office procurement files.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiates and administers contracts pertaining to acquisition, lease, and/or disposal of Authority assets such as land, facilities, vehicles, fuel, etc. to ensure that the best price delivery and product are procured to meet Authority needs.
  • Develops and enforces purchasing procedures in accordance with Federal, State, and Board contracting laws, regulations and policies.
  • Oversees and prepares specifications and bid documents for purchase of goods and services.
  • Prepares Board agenda items on major purchases of goods and services.
  • Originates updates and disseminates Authority-wide contract expiration list.
  • Conducts monthly procurement certification and expiration list review with Authority Certification Committee.
  • Attends board meetings as required.
  • Supervises procurement staff that is responsible for central files and stockroom operations, inventory of rolling stock parts, and reclamation/warranty activities.
  • Attends board meetings as required.
  • Supervises procurement staff that is responsible for central files and stockroom operations, inventory of rolling stock parts, and reclamation/warranty activities.
  • Reviews all purchase orders.
  • Negotiates invoice discrepancy resolution.
  • Oversees the development of budget estimates for equipment, supplies and purchases of service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
  • Eight years managerial or supervisory experience; five years of which must be in industrial or government purchasing.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.
  • Familiarity with Federal contracting and procurement regulations, including contract compliance/DBE, preferred.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based MS Word and MS Excel applications.

 

       

 

 

Required Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications: ADM20190111 (Manager of Procurement)
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Application Process

Step One

Candidate completes application. Please refer to FAQ’s.

Step Two

Human Resources conducts a criminal background check on all applicants, as well as a driver’s license check if position requires.

Step Three

Bus Operators

In order to be considered for a Bus Operator position you must meet the initial criteria.

  • No suspended, revoked, or restricted driver’s license within the past 60 months, or currently suspended and/or expired driver’s license.
  • Less than four (4) points on driving record.
  • Five years of experience in driving a motor vehicle.

If all criteria are met, the application process is as follows. Please note that all correspondence is done by mail.

Test – The pre-employment test referred to as the Public Relations Skills Test.

Applicants will be notified by mail one to two weeks prior to the test date. Please note that there is no study material. This test cannot be rescheduled. Failure to appear will disqualify an applicant from going further with the pre-employment process. A score of 70% or better is required to be considered for an interview. Please do not contact us regarding your test score as we are unable to provide that information. Telephone calls concerning test scores will not be accepted.

Interview – The interviews will be scheduled any time between one month and six months from the date of the administration of the Public Relations Skills Test. The applicant will have a one to two week notice prior to the interview. Please do not call to change the date or time of your interview. Please keep in mind that if you are scheduled for an interview, this in no way guarantees you a position with SMART.

Applicants who are interviewed will be notified by mail whether or not they have been accepted into the training program.

Training – The training program lasts eight weeks. It consists of two weeks of classroom training and six weeks of on-the-road training at your assigned terminal location.

Pay Rate – You will be paid during the eight week training period. After successful completion of training, the pay rate will increase in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Coach Service Attendants

A Coach Service Attendant is an entry-level position in the Maintenance Department.

Coach Service Attendants perform service operations; clean all coach interiors, seats, floors, windows and exteriors as required; keep shop and yard areas clean and neat; assist in automotive maintenance; perform minor repairs not classified or skilled such as bulb changing; handle coach change-offs in road calls; clean parts. Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Valid Michigan Driver’s license
  • No suspended, revoked, or restricted driver’s license within the past 60 months, or currently suspended and/or expired driver’s license.
  • No more than three (3) points on driving record.
  • Some experience in minor vehicle repair and maintenance.
  • Physical strength and agility; physically and mentally capable of performing all of the duties of the classification.

Mechanical knowledge, aptitude, initiative and resourcefulness; will be required to operate bus and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the required endorsement and group designation based on the gross vehicle weight.

Other Positions

Persons meeting the criteria for the position will be considered for an interview.