This position serves as Senior Contract Manager and technical advisor to the HHSC Director of Contracts and Material Management. This position is responsible for providing acquisition guidance, advice, instruction, training, and recommendations. This position is also responsible for developing/implementing acquisition policies and procedures in support of the Corporate Office and collaboration with the HHSC healthcare regions. This position reports to the Director of Contracts & Materials Management. This position is the Team Leader for special projects on an as needed basis, and may be required to supervise procurement staff in the corporate office as requested by the Director of Contracts & Materials Management. The Senior Contracts Manager position is located in corporate office at Leahi Hospital.
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree.
Excess work experience as described under Specialized Experience, below, or any other responsible administrative, professional or analytical work experience which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.
The education or experience background must also demonstrate the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports, scope of services/requirements and other documents; read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically.
Four and one-half (4-1/2) years of progressively responsible work experience which involved one or a combination of the following: professional work experience in the development and/or administration of contracts:
Preparing specifications for bids and quotes and proposals or formal requests for proposals for complex, high dollar contractual services, construction and equipment which involved the application of professional judgement and analysis in determining contract terms and conditions and/or developing proposals to meet such requirements.
Evaluating, developing, negotiating, or revising the content of proposals and/or contracts and/or requests for proposals or other solicitation documents.
Monitoring and evaluating the performance of contracted parties to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions stipulated in the contracts.
Participating in procurement strategic planning.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience which included (l) planning and directing the work of others; (2) assigning and reviewing their work; (3) advising them on difficult problem areas; (4) timing and scheduling their work; and (5) training and developing them.
*For Senior Contracts Manager positions, administrative aptitude rather than actual administrative experience may be accepted. Administrativeaptitude will be considered to have been met for this level when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary administrative aptitudes and abilities. Such evidence may be in the form of success in regular or special assignments or projects which involve administrative matters (e.g., in planning, organizing, promoting, and directing a program providing staff advice and assistance); managerial interest demonstrated by the performance of work assignments in a manner which clearly indicates awareness of managerial problems and the ability to solve them; completion of educational or training courses in management accompanied by the application of principles learned to work assignments; management’s observation and evaluation of the applicant’s leadership and managerial capabilities; success in trial assignments involving managerial and/or administrative tasks.