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IT Category Manager

Job ID: 5722
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Indirect Operations #3
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2024


JOB TITLE:                     IT Category Manager    
SALARY RANGE:          $115,000.00 - $130,000.00  
HAY POINTS:                 702 
DEPT/DIV:                     Procurement Department                

SUPERVISOR:              Sr. Deputy Director of Procurement          

LOCATION:                   333 W34th Street, New York, NY 10001                    
HOURS OF WORK:      8:00 am - 4:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day) 
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. 
This position is responsible for developing, executing against, and sustaining IT Categories. The IT Category Manager will independently manage multiple related IT category areas and manage the execution of supplier performance management, cost savings and efficiencies, customer relationship development, determination of customer needs, contract creation, contract execution and contract renewals. 
The IT Category Manager must understand stakeholder and customer needs and possess a deep understanding of category components, cost drivers, and the supply market. He or she will track trends in the marketplace and actively monitor price indices applicable to category areas, identify new sources of supply and engage with new suppliers, work collaboratively with suppliers and customer stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost and performance improvement. 
In this role the IT Category Manager will utilize cost-saving methodologies that integrate market intelligence with leveraged spending. In applying category management expertise, the IT Category Manager will increase overall value from the supplier base and gain access to more innovation from suppliers, he or she will focus on the value chain and look to reduce the total cost of ownership for buying goods and services. He or she will utilize tools and techniques to profile; benchmark; research and assess the market; risks; competition; trends and new opportunities to ensure continuity of supply; to make sure that best value is achieved. 
  • Focus negotiations on the complete fulfillment of internal stakeholder requirements through cost reductions, cost avoidance, and process improvements
  • Create and review supplier contracts to ensure appropriate business terms are addressed.
  • Create detailed statements of work where needed. Facilitate legal and risk management review to ensure standard terms and conditions are inserted where appropriate.
  • Lead all agency projects via the RFx process including gathering business requirements, drafting RFx documents, identifying and qualifying potential suppliers, and RFx project management.
  • Measure and manage supplier performance relative to contracted service levels and identify and resolve supplier performance issues resulting in value and service to the organization.
  • Track trends in the market place and actively monitor price indices applicable to category areas, identify new sources of supply and engage with new suppliers, work collaboratively with suppliers and customer stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost and performance improvement.
  • Negotiate Software License Agreements, Master Services Agreements, and Statements of Work
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert in IT Categories and with key suppliers e.g Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, etc.
  • Assist in the transformation of Procurement into a strategic function offering sustainable value to the MTA wide organization.
  • Ensure that procurement activities involving solicitation, award, and contract management are carried out in accordance with Federal and State laws, regulations and Executive Orders and MTA Board guidelines.
  • Coordinate and collaborate extensively with the Office of Civil Rights on goal-based contracts ensuring inclusion for diversity suppliers.
  • A Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Law, etc., preferably MPA, MBA (or equivalent). Must have a varied and broad working knowledge of all procurement methods, standard practices, systems, policies and procedures, contract administration, etc., with several years of prior experience.
  • A master’s degree in engineering. A broad knowledge of engineering disciplines used in the transportation field - project engineering and systems engineering. Broad experience in contract administration and procurement, with a working knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles.
  • At least 10 years of progressive professional experience in IT category management.
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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