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Procurement Manager TC

Job ID: 4615
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Transit and City Bus Ops
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2024


JOB TITLE:                         Procurement Manager (TC)
SALARY RANGE:               $90,000 to $103,758
HAY POINTS:                      571
DEPT/DIV:                          Procurement Department
SUPERVISOR:                   Director, Procurement
LOCATION:                         2 Broadway New York, NY 10004
DEADLINE:                        Open Until Filled            
****This position is represented as a technically covered position by the Transportation Communications Union (TCU)***

Manages team responsible for purchasing and the processing of requisitions for specified categories, typically for low to mid-level requirements leveraging non-RFP market strategies.  Manages performance measurements, analysis, and tracking of target achievements for Transactional Procurement team tasked with addressing stakeholder demand across all Agencies.  Delegates workload as appropriate to team members and serves as the ultimate escalation path for MTA stakeholders within Transactional Procurement.  Responsible for group recruiting, staff development, and performance appraisal.


  • Manages team responsible for processing requisitions using non-RFP market strategies for goods and services not owned by Category Management or Sourcing.
  • Leverages approved buying channel strategies and directs team accordingly to ensure optimal value capture from defined processes.
  • Helps to define goals for the team, provides input to plans to achieve strategic targets, monitors progress of respective team, and adjusts plan to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Ensures the observance of compliance to standards, policies, and procedures including contributing to the development of purchasing standards and procedures.
  • Ensures purchasing competitiveness at an Agency level.
  • Participates in supplier performance reviews to improve, or maintain, timely and issue-free delivery of products and services.
  • Manages critical business relationship with external suppliers and business stakeholders, including policy interpretation and guidance to stakeholders and contractors.
  • Manages issue escalations for related Transactional Procurement activities.
  • Collaborates with the Legal Department regarding legal and contractual issues and/or litigation by providing information, documentation and depositions, as required.
  • Prepares materials for Federal Triennial Audits, as required.
  • Delegates assignments and monitors team progress, manages team to prioritize objectives and lead them to completion.
  • Responsible for the recruiting, development and performance appraisal of assigned staff.



  • Knowledge of best practice procure-to-pay processes, related policies, procedures, and risks, with ability to apply understanding to daily work
  • Collaboration skills with ability to build effective relationships, as well as influence peers, customers, business partners and staff.
  • Project management skills, ability to plan and track, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team members across multiple concurrent projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to tailor messages to the given audience, present information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong prioritization and organization skills, with ability to multitask in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • Experience using ERP Purchasing applications and other procurement-related software.
  • Knowledge of government procurement requirements such as sealed bids, advertising requirements, and diversity spend targets.
  • Develops and manages key internal business relationships with senior executives that utilize MTA BSC Procurement services.
  • Collaborates with internal business partners in the Legal, DDCR, Inventory Management, Finance, and Accounts Payable departments to ensure MTA’s procure to pay lifecycle is working efficiently.
  • Manages supplier relationships, ensuring the MTA continues to be in a position to obtain optimum goods and services through the life of the contract or subsequent renewals.
  • Leverages the MTA BSC Procurement Department’s Operations and Support Team that provide centers of excellence services and support.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor informed and seeks advice and support as needed.

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS in Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Contract Management, or related field
  • 7+ years progressive experience in a Procurement function with a focus on commercial transaction procurement;
  • Supply chain management, bidding and sealed bidding processes, contract writing and administration.
  • 5+ years of experience managing at least 10 full-time resources.

Other Information

As an employee of MTA Headquarters, you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $105,472 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

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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