AECOM Director of Strategic Sourcing (Procurement) in Germantown, Maryland

Business Line Government

Position Title Director of Strategic Sourcing (Procurement)

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

We have an immediate opportunity for a Director of Sourcing in Germantown, Maryland. The ideal candidate must have at least 15 years of experience with strong knowledge of logistics, strategic sourcing, materials management and ERP applications.

The Director of Sourcing is responsible for developing the strategic Supply Chain Management and Sourcing strategies and process for the planning, purchase, and supply of direct goods and services for Strategic Pursuits. This position will lead and develop a sourcing team that will have strategic responsibility for supporting the company’s acquisition and materials management of goods and services for defined projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop and lead the strategic development of procurement and materials management processes and architecture for Strategic Pursuits

  • Play Key Strategic Role in proposal development and review focusing on winning strategies and proven processes/technologies

  • Define requirements for new ERP applications/functionality as they relates to the procurement and materials management of goods and services

  • Contribute to profitability by utilizing analytic, forecasting and negotiation skills to procure goods, materials and services on favorable terms and with appropriate lead times

  • Assist in the negotiation of goods and services

  • Examinations of bids and proposals and ensuring awards are based on competition and fair and reasonable

  • Work with the operations and senior management to help identify and deploy solutions to assure adequate on-hand inventories and timely acquisition of materials to support customer and mission requirements

  • Define and leverage Company spending to take advantage of purchasing strategies, quantity discounts, expedited deliveries, inventory management, and reduced shipment costs

  • Establish Master Ordering Agreements and or Blanket Purchasing Agreements based on competitive bidding and award process to support just-in-time, phased, or planned delivery of frequent repeatable requirements or never-out inventory requirements

  • Develop sourcing strategies on various commodities

  • Develop an Approved Supplier List

  • Develop a strategy to segment current supply base

  • Establish Vendors/Supplier partnerships encouraging Vendor storage of materials to support real-time deliveries, reducing storage costs, and increasing reliability of deliveries

  • Continually seek ways to streamline and decrease costs and increase quality of purchasing and materials management services

  • Drive approved Company processes, procedures, transaction methods, identification and use of approved suppliers and selection processes, ongoing supplier management, data collection, negotiation, performance improvement, cost reduction and communication strategies

  • Responsible to execute Company purchase order placements within the rules defined internally along with the specific guidelines of each supplier that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions of sale

  • Foster close working and collaborative relationships with Operations and Procurement and Supply Chain Management organization

  • Must have understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, DFARS, DEARS, AFARS and Public Laws (e.g., Dodd Frank Act, Conflict Minerals, CUI, etc.)

  • Must perform procurement file reviews; provide training, and mentoring of procurement and supply chain professionals

  • Must be able to identify business process/technology gaps, training opportunities and process improvements

  • Negotiates, documents, and establishing evaluation criteria and plan including but not limited to: documenting supplier’s capabilities; conducting evaluation of all proposals; creating purchase orders/contractual documents; and maintaining official complete electronic procurement files in SharePoint

  • Monitoring and/or Administration of purchase orders and or service agreements including monitoring performance, prices, and certifications; exercising of options, conducting market analysis and negotiating prices; maintaining purchase order files; issuing modifications as necessary; assisting management in resolving supplier problems; and resolving invoicing issues with Finance and Accounting

  • Close out of procurement files in accordance with records retention procedures. Oversees and coordinates terminations and resolution in accordance with Procurement Procedures and the Federal Acquisition Regulations

  • Complies with safety and corporate guideline on business ethics

  • Manage purchase requisitions and backlogs at an acceptable level

  • Review and coordinates supplier invoicing issues with Finance and Accounting. Monitors the Small Business (SB) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Program, and the Labor Surplus Area Program & Identifies potential sources for compliance with the SB and SDB Programs

  • Development of appropriate procurement and materials management metrics for the facilitation of process improvement, streamlining of costs, and to increase the quality of the procurement, logistics and materials management functions. Develop compliance metrics and benchmarks. Prepare weekly management report to include metric/KPI reporting

  • Perform various administrative supervisory functions including monitoring and evaluating worker performance, establishing work priorities and coordinating schedules

  • Understand and abide by all security and operational policies

  • Oversee contractual negotiations and contract administration for all master agreements

  • Pursue innovative ways to continuously improve the global supply chain

  • Facilitate the consolidation and procurement of products and services to realize economies of scale through reduced product and acquisition costs worldwide

  • Provide vision and develop the strategic planning and coordination of Supply Management to advance AECOM global initiatives and goals

  • Manage the cross-functional links for all Strategic Sourcing and Pursuits

  • Oversee the development and administration of Supply Management Strategic Sourcing and Pursuits

  • Provide direction and directives to the departmental Team Members in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities and in achieving management objectives

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in Business, Management or in a technical discipline or any combination of formal training and experience in the field of Contracts and Procurement, equivalent to 10 or more years.

  • Must have in-depth knowledge of contract types such as cost-plus, fixed-price, cost reimbursable, the Service Contract Act, FAR and DFAR clauses and special provisions.

  • Must possess an in-depth working knowledge of the accounting functions within the Company.

  • Must be computer literate and possess knowledge of computer-based tools to include database maintenance, personal computer operations, word-processing and spreadsheet software.

  • Knowledge of Cost Point procurement system.

  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills to effectively accomplish the duties and tasks of the position.

  • Must qualify for and maintain a government security clearance and possess a current state issued driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification as a Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) or related certification highly desired.

  • CPRS Documentation Skills

  • Supply Management experience

  • Negotiation Skills

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Procurement

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 185543BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.