As a Sr Contract Administrator – Goods & Services you will lead the procurement process for the most complex, highly visible and most politically sensitive Goods & Services procurements across the organization.
You will be leading and providing guidance to requesting department representatives and stakeholders in developing best method of procurement encompassing all relevant State of Washington Law (RCWs) and Port policies to minimizes risk to the Port.
You will be responsible for initiating and leading the procurement processes including development of complex Bid/RFP documents, supplemental terms and conditions, evaluation criteria and managing the selection, award and contract execution.
You will be the subject matter expert (SME) in a specific field of purchasing within Supply Chain Management.
You will be conducting business process reviews, participate in fit/gap analyses, develop and execute test plans unique to Port business processes.
You will be developing queries and reports in support of Port Audit requests, employee productivity reviews, organizational and departmental statistics.
You will be developing and implementing new contracts for public improvement procurement and contract methods for high profile, unique and politically sensitive projects.
You will be establishing and maintaining quality assurance methods and means to guarantee data and process integrity.
You will be responsible for providing the initial work product quality check for Buyers in the preceding levels.
You will be actively leading a continuous improvement culture, developing data driven process improvements, integrating key metrics and measurement, and sustaining change.
Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:
Experienced –You have five (5) years of experience leading and managing the procurement process of complex competitive negotiated contracts and administration with a tremendous attention to detail.
Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s Degree.
Desired – We hope you have seven (7) years’ progressively complex purchasing experience focusing on Goods & Services procurements in a public agency.
Leadership – You're able critically evaluate risk, make sound decisions and provide logical options and provide mentoring to staff and our customers.
Process Improvement – Your always looking to make processes more efficient and effective, finding innovative ways to provide procurement related solutions.
Strong Communicator – You use your communication skills to influence, negotiate, collaborate, and build strong customer relations verbally and in writing.
Highly Technical – You have a strong working knowledge of regulatory and legal requirements regarding purchasing of goods and services.
What else you need to know:
Driver’s License – You will need a valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required in order to travel locally to project sites.
Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment.
Safety Requirements – You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.
Why you'll love it here:
Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
Getting to Work – Fully subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to get you here.
Parental Leave – Six weeks paid leave to spend with new additions to your family.
Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.
About Port of Seattle
Founded in 1911, the Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, two cruise ship terminals, Fishermen’s Terminal—home of the North Pacific fishing fleet, a grain terminal, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for financial return and economic advantage.
The Port’s operations currently help create nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 20 years, the Port’s “Century Agenda” seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port. Learn more at www.portseattle.org.