• Sr. Procurement Administrator

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 days ago(8/16/2019 10:40 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-1107
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Procurement & Logistics
  • Overview

    CRRC Sifang America, Inc. is a subsidiary of CRRC Sifang, Company, Ltd. a world leader in the designing, engineering, and manufacturing of advanced passenger rail vehicles and high-speed trains. CRRC has produced rail cars operating in some of the world’s most populous and rapidly evolving cities and countries, including Beijing and Singapore.

    We manufacture and refurbish railway high-grade passenger coaches and high-speed EMUs (manufactured by the joint venture BST); Refurbishing, assembling and rebuilding of rail transit equipment, such as various types of locomotives, passenger coaches, rapid transit vehicles, and so on; Manufacturing of road-rail vehicles and different types of special railway cars; Manufacturing of accessories for railway locomotives, and passenger coaches; Technical service for locomotive and rolling stock; Metal hot-working, export and import and other business.

    The company has five major industrial structures and manufacturing bases, covering manufacturing of railway high-grade passenger coaches, refurbishing of railway high-grade passenger coaches, manufacturing of spare parts for locomotive and rolling stock and energy corollary equipment, casting and forging and logistics. Our Parent Company, CRRC Sifang Company, Ltd. has been in existence for 117 years.

    In 2016, CRRC Sifang America was awarded a contract, for up to $1.3 billion, by the CTA to supply more than 840 new railcars. CRRC Sifang America believes Chicago’s new railcars should be built locally and will hire and train local residents for more than 160 good-paying, head-of-household jobs.

    We’re proud of our legacy and confident in our future.  Today, as a member of CRRC Sifang Company, Ltd. family, we are continuing the dream our forefathers first envisioned, and we are aligned to realize our tremendous potential. Join us – we promise it will be a great ride!

    Responsibilities

    Summary

    The Senior Procurement Administrator shall coordinate the procurement of services, materials, and equipment for the organization. They shall be responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of the procurement process, from requisition though contract close-out, including all contract administration activities.  Additionally, they will be responsible for providing direct reports and detailed analysis to management on an ongoing basis.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Draft solicitation packages;
    2. Identify potential suppliers and bidders;
    3. Meet with vendors and visit vendor sites for tours as appropriate;
    4. Conduct a vetting process for new suppliers and bidders to determine or verify qualifications;
    5. Issue solicitation packages and addenda;
    6. Negotiate contracts and change orders;
    7. Prepare contracts and change order recommendations;
    8. Track contract deliverables and contractor responsibilities to ensure acceptable performance;
    9. Coordinate with the Logistics Department staff to expedite deliverables as necessary;
    10. Monitor and report on contract spend, deliverables, and acceptance and rejection rates;
    11. Monitor and report on vendor management;
    12. Monitor DBE and Buy America compliance;
    13. Provide recommendations for process improvements in the supply chain;
    14. Assist with drafting policies and procedures within the Department;
    15. Conduct training for all internal customers on related policies and procedures;
    16. Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Travel Requirements

    Some domestic travel may be necessary to visit vendors or potential vendors.

     

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience

    Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in a Procurement/Logistics or business-related field
    • Seven years of work experience in transit procurement
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
    • Strong working knowledge of formal and informal procurement procedures.
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
    • Proficiency with project management software (e.g. Microsoft Project) and project management skills.
    • Strong presentation skills.

    Preferred

    • Master’s degree in a business-related field
    • Ten years of work experience in transit procurement
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

    AA/EEO Statement

    CRRC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of CRRC that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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