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This is 3 year contract opportunity with the possibility of extension
Long-term Contract Procurement Opportunities With Great Company in Dallas, TX
Client needs one Sr Procurement Consultant and one Procurement Analyst for a 3 year contract that has the possibility to be extended.
Management/Organizational Development and Effectiveness
Consultants activities may include, but are not limited to:
a) Conduct an analysis of Client’s Procurement performance and effectiveness.
b) Identify peer transit systems and conduct a comparison of their performance to Client Procurement’s.
c) Identify performance gaps as compared to peers.
d) Develop recommendations to address any identified performance gaps.
e) Develop recommended changes required in key operations and processes to improve productivity and efficiency based on best practices, industry, or comparable transit experience.
f) Recommend overall organizational structure design and staffing needs based on maintaining current
levels of operation while improving efficiency.
g) Work directly with customer management in applying advanced principles, theories, and concepts to a wide range of work in the areas of planning, deployment, operation and/or enhancement of telecommunications and information technology systems.
Consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:
a) Assist Client with implementing and sustaining a continuous improvement process within Client Procurement, and related departments that applies to all levels of the organization.
b) Conduct reviews of functions and processes.
c) Assist Client with transitioning Client to sustain high performance, high reward teams, and culture.
d) Assist Client with customer, supplier and stakeholder surveys, including development of survey tools, conducting surveys and focus groups, and evaluating and reporting results.
Business System Performance and Operations
Evaluate Client Procurement and related Departments’ current and future business performance, processes, and operations. Specific consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:
a) Assist Client in an evaluation of its current and future business performance, processes, and operations. b) Apply process improvement and reengineering methodologies and principles to conduct process modernization projects.
c) Serve as key coordinator between multiple project teams to ensure Agency-wide integration of reengineering efforts.
d) Align and streamline its business functions with its objectives. e) Identify the organizational structure required to support and operate the business.
f) Assist Client with implementation of replacement procurement technology, including requisition/purchase orders, sourcing, contract management, and supply chain management.
g) Advise and assist with the development and implementation of supply chain management and strategic sourcing systems.
Consultant activities may include, but are not limited to working with Procurement and related Departments to:
a) Translate customer requirements into formal plans that culminate in customer acceptance of the proposed solutions while meeting business objectives.
b) Lead a team in planning, initiating, controlling, executing, and closing tasks of a project or segment of a project to produce the desired solution.
c) Formulate partnerships between customers, suppliers, and staff to anticipate potential project related problems using refined techniques for identifying, eliminating, or mitigating solution, project, and business risks.
d) Apply a strong understanding of customer, industry, and business trends to analyze information or situations, and implement actions to ensure project objectives are met, either independently or through the management team.
e) Analyze new and complex project related problems, and create innovative solutions, involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools, and other components, as necessary.
Work with the Client Procurement management team on efforts to ensure it has the appropriate capacity and skills to fulfill its goals and objectives.
Specific consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:
a) Development of a capacity and skills assessment.
b) Identification of appropriate training programs or delivery of targeted training.
c) Development of training materials or institutionalized support systems or initiatives.
Client may require support from professional procurement specialists to support or lead procurement processes for specific and complex transactions, including procurement planning, development of specifications, statements of work and sourcing documents, evaluation of offers, negotiations, and contract administration. The level of support required may range from procurement staff augmentation to complete outsourcing of a specific contract or contract portfolio. The procurement specialists must be or become thoroughly familiar with Client, customer, and government regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance during procurement activities.
Examples of required procurement category expertise include:
a) Acquisition of complex capital assets such as locomotives, buses, and streetcars
b) Procurement of information and communication technology, including software, hardware, and related services
c) Contracting for complex systems, including a universal fare payment card “Rapidcard” and mobility management services using performance based contracts and Public Private Partnerships
d) Competitive outsourcing of services and systems, including “make or buy” analyses
e) Procurement of energy, including electricity, fuels, and associated services
The procurement specialists may be required to perform cost and price analyses of various contractual documents and transactions.
If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below: