NeighborWorks America: Working Together for Strong Communities
Purpose of Division:
The procurement Division is responsible for the centralization of all procurement activities for the organization. Part of this process includes, planning, managing, and advising executive leadership of the corporation; staffing and developing integrated acquisition strategies and processes to support NeighborWorks’ Program mission.
The Senior Specialist performs contracting tasks working with internal program offices to determine appropriate procurement strategy while ensuring compliance with NeighborWorks procurement policies and procedures. The Senior Specialist role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities in support of the procurement department, including but not limited to: contract management and reporting, market research, preparing contractual documentation, and providing advice and recommendations in all areas of the acquisition planning, solicitation and contract performance phases.
Independently manages actives involving the procurements of goods and services for Neighborworks American Housing Counseling Program. Identify business needs, analysis and implement necessary strategies.
Performs contract administration activities for selected contracts and assists in the monitoring of contractor’s performance.
Negotiates and supports modifications to contracts and conducts analysis of alternatives for action within he’s/her portfolio. Provide and support implementation of business solutions by building partnerships with key stakeholders.
Apply NeighborWorks procurement policies and procedures to all procurement actions
Reviews purchase orders for completeness and processes requisitions following policy and procedure.
Effectively work to perform independent duties involving auditing, training and developing new procedures for contract management system updates.
Furnishes upon request, purchase analysis and cost data for use in scheduling, planning, budgeting, and in supporting other functional areas.
Represents the Procurement Division in cross functional meetings.
Assist is reviewing junior level team members of assignments to ensure compliance with overall company policy, including assisting staff with work progress and prioritization.
Other job related duties as assigned.
Nature of Work Contacts:
NeighborWorks America staff, contractors, vendor and other company representatives.
Required Minimum Qualifications: (a) Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (b) Experience: A Minimum of 8 years of experience in procurement and contract management
(c) Licenses, Certifications: None required.
(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of contracting methods, contract types, and pre-and post-award contracting policies and procedures. Knowledge of contracting principles, laws, statues, Executive Orders, regulations and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions sufficient to procure and/or administer contracts for a variety of specialized equipment, services, and/or construction, or to conduct studies of problem areas and develop standard methods and operating procedures.
(e)NeighborWorks America Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:
Sensitivity to racial, gender, sexual orientation and cultural differences
Effective, respectful, and timely communications with internal and external stakeholders
Listening effectively, seeks and accepts feedback
Analytic, thoughtful and strategic thinking
Considering the mission, objectives, and goals of NeighborWorks and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of her/his/their decisions and behavior on the organization
(f)Technology: High level competency with MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint). Experience using SharePoint for storage of electronic files and accessing SOPs, templates, and calendars.
At least 8 years of relevant working experience applying procurement policies and producers, knowledge of GSA schedule and other strategic sourcing procurement vehicles. Working knowledge of managing a procurement management system.
(a) Travel: Up to 10% (b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage.
Occasional work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and evenings is required.
About NeighborWorks America
We are an organization that cares deeply about affordable housing and community development and the people who benefit from them. Their safety and wellbeing is why we come to work in the morning and why we put in long hours and years of service.To be successful at this work, there is simply no substitute for the reach, breadth and know-how of the NeighborWorks network – more than 240 of the nation’s best community development organizations – and the support structure that we have built over more than 35 years.We build the skills, supplement the resources and amplify the reach of these organizations so they can build more houses, empower more individuals and transform more communities than they would be able to do on their own.