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Chief Procurement Officer

Job ID: 2716
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Office of the Chief Proc Off
Date Posted: Jul 30, 2023


JOB TITLE:                        Chief Procurement Officer
SALARY RANGE:              $285,000 - $300,000
HAY POINTS:                     2328
Chief Administrative Officer
HOURS OF WORK:            9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Procurement Officer. The Chief Procurement Officer oversees the MTA’s multi-billion-dollar annual spending on everything from office supplies and professional services to railcars, buses, other infrastructure assets, and construction contracts. The goods and services we purchase are crucial to providing safe, reliable, and efficient transportation for our customers. Through our procurement program, we are also committed to maximizing business opportunities for small, minority, veteran, and women-owned business enterprises, while also striving to provide best value for the MTA.

The Chief Procurement Officer is part of the MTA Leadership team. The ideal candidate will play an integral role in establishing and executing strategic direction and policy for the oversight of all procurement activities and provide strategic leadership by articulating departmental needs and plans to MTA leadership and the Board in support of and consistent with, the MTA’s mission, vision, and values.


Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Procurement Officer will:

  • Shape, direct, develop, and execute an enterprise-wide procurement strategy that will include spend management, procurement leveraging, strategic sourcing, business process optimization technology development and supplier development.
  • Drive procurement operations, material planning, and material execution.
  • Build a highly credible procurement function and become a sought-after value-added partner to the executive team and work with stakeholders to manage and execute value-add leadership in rolling stock strategy.
  • Develop procurement and supply chain performance metrics around applicable areas: cost reduction, inventory management, quality, customer feedback, innovation, supplier evaluations, etc.
  • Monitor key spending trends, cost drivers, market factors, geographic considerations, and strategic importance of critical commodities.
  • Support MTA’s goals in building vendor diversity and partner with business leaders to define and deliver overall and category-specific strategies for all spend categories.

Education & Experience


  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of fifteen (15) years work experience with progressively more senior positions involving management of strategic sourcing and procurement operations with an emphasis on change management, continuous improvement programs, supplier improvement programs, integrated supply chain management, and cost reduction.


  • A Master’s degree
  • Experience with rolling stock procurements and/or transportation organizations
  • Supply Chain Procurement Certificate (CSCP, CTSC, CPIM, etc.)

About the MTA 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is North America’s largest transportation network, serving more than 15.3 million people across a 5,000 square mile travel area surrounding New York City, Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut. The MTA network comprises the nation’s largest bus fleet and more subway and commuter rail cars than all other U.S. transit systems combined. We have more than 71,000 dedicated team members, across multiple disciplines, who are responsible for operating our system, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Hugo Pizarro, Chief People Officer at [email protected]


Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the "Commission").

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.


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