Enterprise Information Services, Inc.

Senior Contract Specialist

US-DC
ID
2017-3281
# of Openings
2
Targeted Job Start Date
10/23/2017

Overview

The United States Postal Service is seeking a highly qualified professional who is capable of developing standards and procedures for the assessment of the Postal Service's needs for services, suppliers, and equipment; provides leadership and guidance in the preparation and administration of contracts for supplies and services. In addition, negotiations skills and contract management, and the ability create new solutions that make significant changes in technologies and processes that improve the competitive advantage in the marketplace are essential.

Every member of the Information Technology Software Services & Retail Systems CMC team is committed to strengthening workforce and organizational performance by applying supply chain management (SCM) best practices to every initiative with the objective of achieving best value and conducting SCM activities in an effective, innovative, and efficient manner at the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and perform strategic needs assessments to identify customer’s needs for services, supplies, and equipment; determines requirements, and defines solicitation criteria for suppliers. Analyzes and recommends distribution channels.
  • Plan, develop and establish the purchase strategy for major procurements; may serve as lead during contract negotiations.
  • Create and develop total cost of ownership models for customers, including a life cycle analysis of materials and/or services; determines value and non-value added to the service and/or product; benchmarks and evaluates opportunities to reduce costs and cycle time.
  • Conduct supplier value and cost analysis to address logistics, pricing, leverage, competitive advantage, and other industry factors related to purchase; performs supplier capability assessment, past performance reviews, and other review methods to create and develop supplier performance data.
  • Develop and analyze customer satisfaction evaluations and gathers supplier performance data to resolve specification problems, determine production capabilities and responsiveness, monitor quality, obtain feedback, and to support decision-making.
  • Perform market and industry trend analysis to expand and improve the supplier base and to determine availability of services, supplies equipment, and producers; researches and evaluates process and technology options available by the magnitude and impact on the competitive advantage.
  • Oversee the evaluation process of supplier proposals; negotiates pricing, technical requirements, terms, and conditions of the contract; obtains audits and pricing reports where needed to develop negotiation strategy.
  • Award supplier contracts and performs contract management, including supplier performance reviews and customer satisfaction evaluations.
  • Oversee asset recovery programs.
  • Manage projects to include planning, determining resource requirements, developing timelines, risk analysis, monitoring progress, providing technical guidance and feedback.
  • Lead efforts to comply with Postal Service supplier diversity planning and sourcing strategies.
  • Provide technical direction and guidance on purchasing and material logistics activities.
  • Oversee the activities of lower level employees or teams, when assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a  Public Trust Clearance with USPS
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening
  • At least 15 years of experience as a contracts specialist

Applicants must possess one of the following degrees or professional certifications:

  • A baccalaureate or post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: supply chain management, accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, material management, logistics and inventory control, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
    or
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) qualification or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
    or
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), or Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
    or
  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), or Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

 

  • Preference will be to individuals with a DAWIA cert or equivalent

EIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/V/Disabled.

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