The Port Authority’s Procurement Department has a successful record of excellence in procuring some of the most innovative procurements in the U.S., including the Goethals Bridge Modernization, the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building, and the new Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Department is responsible for managing the procurements for Port Authority capital projects delivered using a variety of delivery methods, including design-build, construction manager-at risk, and public-private partnerships, requests for proposals, bids. The Port Authority’s Procurement Department has a successful record of excellence in procuring some of the most innovative procurements in the U.S., including the Goethals Bridge Modernization, the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building, and the new Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Department is responsible for managing the procurements for Port Authority capital projects delivered using a variety of delivery methods, including design-build, construction manager-at risk, and public-private partnerships, requests for proposals, bids.
For almost 100 years, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been designing, constructing, and operating the greater New York and New Jersey’s regional transportation infrastructure. The Port Authority’s greatest asset, however, is its people. To this end, we are looking for a self-motivated individual to join the Commodities and Services Division as a Buyer
. The Commodities and Services Division promotes a competitive environment primarily through bids, managing the entire process through contract award to ensure fairness. The ideal candidate will be experienced in implementing different source selection techniques, providing insight and guidance to internal clients on how best to achieve their needs, a team player who is flexible, able to multi-task, work with integrity, and demonstrate professional and ethical behavior with fair and transparent decision making. The Buyer will be able to lead teams, drive work assignments to effective and efficient conclusion, and handle a diverse portfolio of Port Authority and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) warehouse contracts working independently.
The job generally consists of all phases of procurement related tasks from requisition to contract award, including but not limited to consulting with client departments and formulating procurement strategy, reviewing scopes of work, pricing methodology, contract terms, developing solicitation packages, evaluating offers, and negotiating agreements. The Buyer will utilize technology-based recording and reporting systems to analyze information. Under the supervision of the Program Director, of Commodities and Services Division the Buyer’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Procure goods and services for Port Authority and PATH warehouses and facilities operations• Analyze requisitions, scope of work, pricing sheets and solicitation documents to ensure clarity, completeness and recommend revisions when appropriate
- Research other government agency contracts online for piggybacking opportunities
- Manage the procurement process to ensure fairness, competitiveness, transparency and integrity
- Conduct bid, pre-award, post-award and vendor courtesy meetings at various Port Authority facilities in New York and New Jersey
- Award contracts and purchase orders
- Assist during the activation of emergencies by the Port Authority’s Office of Emergency Management, which may require off-site attendance
- Work with the Office of Business Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to ensure MBE and WBE compliance, such as soliciting discretionary procurements
- Participates in Port Authority’s local MBE, WBE, SBE and SDVOB outreach functions, serving as the Port Authority’s Procurement representative, publicly discussing goals and requirements for Commodities and Services Division
- Assist Departments with the development and review of authorization documents
- Act as a liaison for dealing with non-performance, poor performance, default of contracts and payment issues
- Gather information in response to Public Records Access (Freedom of Information) requests
- Demonstrated ability to work independent and develop and meet deadlines, especially on time sensitive items while meeting tight deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be eligible for this position:
- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, or other business-related fields with one (1) year of procurement experience
- Minimum of three (3) years’ procurement experience may be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
- Working knowledge of procurement principles inclusive of sourcing methods.•
Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
- Experience in comprehending, reviewing and drafting contracts, including key components such as scopes of work and pricing sheets
- Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills, excellent oral and written communication skills combined with the ability to maintain effective relationships internally and externally with a strong customer service orientation
- Experience navigating and effectively using technology and procurement systems and sourcing tools such as and web-based applications.
- Demonstrated experience with standard business software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Office 365, etc.
- Familiar with SAP ECC/SRM
- Demonstrated market research, problem-solving, analytical and negotiation skills
- Effective written and communication skills• Effectively interact with all levels of management
- Has or is in the process of obtaining the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.
Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
About The Port Authority:
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.