JOB TITLE: Manager, Supplier Diversity SALARY RANGE: $82,411 - $108,165 HAY POINTS: 571 DEPT/DIV: MTA BSC Procurement SUPERVISOR: Assistant Deputy Chief, Supplier Diversity LOCATION: 2 Broadway, 16th Floor HOURS OF WORK: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (7 ½ hours) DEADLINE: This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire. SUMMARY: The Supplier Diversity Manager is responsible for assuring MTA Procurement’s compliance with Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements, New York State Minority and Woman Business Enterprise (M/WBE), and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) procurement regulations. The position will support the Procurement staff in identifying and developing opportunities for D/MWBEs, SDVOBs, and Small Business Enterprises (SBE), along with tracking, monitoring, and reporting D/M/W/SBE and SDVOB activity. RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as liaison between Procurement, Project Management and MTA’s Department of Diversity & Civil Rights (DDCR) to assure compliance with Federal, State, City regulations and MTA requirements.
Support in the formulation and updating of Procurement procedures related to D/M/WBE and SDVOB reporting, monitoring, and compliance.
Lead, assist, train, and support the Procurements efforts to ensure D/M/WBE and SDVOB participation goals are met and aids with the identification of possible certified firms for all procurements.
Works closely with members of purchasing to review requisitions, scopes of work, specifications/drawings, and budget/estimates prior to submittal to DDCR. Informs DDCR of contract requirements, industry constraints, any special licensing and or other contractual obligations, and M/WDBE, and SDVOB availability, to encourage proper goal assessments.
Attends and participates in pre-bid/proposal conferences and project kick-off meetings to explain subcontracting goals and monthly reporting requirements.
Evaluates all Utilization Plans for responsiveness and compliance with the 30% MWBE, DBE 22%, and SDVOB 6% goal requirements prior to seeking DDCR approval and assists DDCR with the collection of D/M/WBE and SDVOB sub-contract agreements, payment reports, and with resolving issues of non-compliance.
Executes and submits all M/W/DBE and SDVOB compliance reports including monthly, quarterly, and annual goal plan and multiple ad hoc participation reports to DDCR and Senior Management as required.
Ensures timely responses to any new D/M/WBE and SDVOB reporting requirements, auditing requirements or other initiatives.
Represents Procurement at various industry forums and trade shows as required to increase D/M/WBE and SDVOB participation in procurement events. Also, hosts focused supplier diversity forums to identify vendors available to compete for services and commodities that are underrepresented i.e., legal services, information technology, and engineering services. Design and create outreach brochures or leaflets and make available event giveaways to effectively communicate procurement opportunities, public messaging, and prepare PowerPoint presentations for events. Performs other duties or assignments as required by Senior Management.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the MWDBE regulations affecting MTA’s procurements, MTA’s policies, and procedures.
Strong leadership and influencing skills that inspire trust, collaboration, and operational excellence
Must be able to interact effectively with internal and external personnel at various levels, including high level executives, of any organization.
Passion for continuous improvement, maximized efficiency and risk elimination
Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and analytical skills, including creating presentations and public speaking.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or comparable applications, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Additionally, proficiency using financial management systems and contract management systems such as People Soft and NYS Contract System (B2G) or comparable.
Strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact well with external agencies. External agencies may include the Governor’s Office for New York State, New York City government, elected and other public officials, as well as any staff located at other federal or state agencies or authorities.
Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.
Demonstrated ability to complete short and long-term projects effectively and as efficiently as possible.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Transportation, Public Policy or a related field or an equivalent combination of education from an accredited college and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree; and
Minimum 5 years of experience in a progressively responsible position within a Procurement or D/M/WBE Department.
OTHER INFORMATION: 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.