The Procurement Department at NeighborWorks America is the office responsible for the procurement of goods and services in support of the organizational missions. The Procurement Division is responsible for the centralization of all procurement activities for the organization. Part of this process includes: planning, managing, and advising executive leadership of the Corporation; staffing and developing integrated acquisition strategies and processes supporting NeighborWorks’ programs.
Responsible for the day to day operations of the procurement department. Ensures that all contracts are processed to support accurate policy and procedures. Oversees the formulation of contracts and specific terms, analyzes contract data and provides direction to departmental staff. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the strategic direction of the department. Should be Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. Responsible for assisting with planning, managing and advising senior leaders and program staff, with respect to the development of integrated acquisition strategies and processes for procurement supporting NeighborWorks’ program. S/he serves as a procurement subject matter expert to execute procurement requirements for the Corporation.
· Ensuring all contracts, service levels and negotiations align with all policies and procedures.
· Assisting the Senior Vice President with the strategic direction and vision of the division, including goal setting, budget planning/management, and personnel decisions.
· Representing the Procurement Division in cross functional meetings.
· Ensuring that division staff work together efficiently and facilitate optimal coordination with other divisions on communication projects and tasks.
· Supervising Procurement staff by providing project management guidance, best practices and oversight to department workload to ensure the timely development and delivery of procurement actions and other deliverables.
· Training, developing and mentoring procurement team for future growth. Managing all aspects of personnel management for direct reports, including but not limited to: work plan development, performance evaluations, and time and attendance. Supervising assigned staff according to overall company policy, including: developing staff to maximize potential, monitoring and assisting staff with work progress, and monitoring performance to achieve goals and objectives.
· Other job related duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications: (a) Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, organization and management or related discipline.
(b) Experience: A minimum ten (10) years’ professional level experience in contracts/compliance administration with at least three (3) years’ having been spent supervising staff. Experience must include a successful track record of evaluating and analyzing existing processes and procedures and improving work efficiency and performance; managing large complex contractual matters including negotiation, intellectual property issues, risk analysis; must also have experience advising senior/executive leadership in these areas.
(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of local, state and federal procurement statutes; advanced knowledge of General Services Administration (GSA) schedules, modifications, audit and compliance; advanced knowledge of contract laws, rules, regulations and practices; ability to utilize judgment and analytical and problem solving capabilities effectively; commitment to accuracy, attention to detail, follow-up, customer service skills and an ability to work under high intensity situations; excellent organizational skills with ability to execute an individual workload while managing workloads of subordinate employees and simultaneously handling competing priorities; demonstrated success working in and facilitating teams. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
(e)Technology: Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite.
Preferred Qualifications: At least 12 years of relevant work experience. Experience working with financial software such as PeopleSoft, PRISM, ORACLE
Working Conditions: (a) Travel: Up to 10%. (b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage.
Special Provisions: Occasional work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and evenings are required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About NeighborWorks America
We are an organization that cares deeply about affordable housing and community development and the people who benefit from them. Their safety and wellbeing is why we come to work in the morning and why we put in long hours and years of service.
To be successful at this work, there is simply no substitute for the reach, breadth and know-how of the NeighborWorks network – more than 240 of the nation’s best community development organizations – and the support structure that we have built over more than 35 years.
We build the skills, supplement the resources and amplify the reach of these organizations so they can build more houses, empower more individuals and transform more communities than they would be able to do on their own.