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Senior Procurement Specialist

Company: Arizona Department of Transportation
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Driving the future of transportation with a diverse and innovative team

Job Summary:
Our Senior Procurement Specialist (SPO) will be responsible for the management of the procurement process in the area of assigned commodities/services of a highly complex and technical nature. Develop and issue solicitations, evaluate offers, negotiate terms, award and administer contracts in accordance with the Arizona Procurement Code. May be responsible for conducting and administering Statewide contracts as delegated by SPO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop, issue, open, evaluate, and award highly complex/technical solicitations. This may include issuing and awarding State solicitations as authorized by the SPO. Hold discussions, negotiate, and request best and final offers. Conduct pre-solicitation meetings, pre-offer conferences, and evaluation committee meetings
Effectively and efficiently administer resultant contracts in accordance with contractual provisions. Conduct post award meetings. Responsible for the timely extension or re-bid of contracts. Document and analyze supplier performance. Analyze requests and authorize applicable contract amendments/change orders
Provide timely assistance to customers in developing highly complex solicitations and resolving supplier performance issues. Maintain courteous and professional demeanor when responding to customers. Recognize issues, identify solutions and implement
Responsible for collecting and analyzing contract usage information. Conduct market research/analysis. Coordinate and analyze data to determine which goods and services require that contracts be established.
Review limited competition procurement requests for compliance. Draft formal written determination for review and approval by Procurement leadership.

The Ideal candidate for this position will have:
Prefer procurement certification, such as Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB); Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO); or other public procurement certification

Must Have Requirement(s):
This position requires a possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Great work life balance!

*In order to be considered for this opportunity, you will need to apply directly on the state website. To do so, please visit:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

Keywords: Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix , Senior Procurement Specialist, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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