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Director, Procurement  

Category Procurement  

NeighborWorks America: Working Together For Stronger Communities

Purpose of Division:

The Procurement Department at NeighborWorks America is the office responsible for the procurement of goods and services in support of the organizational missions. The Procurement Division is responsible for the centralization of all procurement activities for the organization. Part of this process includes: planning, managing, and advising executive leadership of the Corporation; staffing and developing integrated acquisition strategies and processes supporting NeighborWorks’ programs.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the day to day operations of the procurement department. Ensures that all contracts are processed to support accurate policy and procedures. Oversees the formulation of contracts and specific terms, analyzes contract data and provides direction to departmental staff. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the strategic direction of the department. Should be Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. Responsible for assisting with planning, managing and advising senior leaders and program staff, with respect to the development of integrated acquisition strategies and processes for procurement supporting NeighborWorks’ program. S/he serves as a procurement subject matter expert to execute procurement requirements for the Corporation.

“Due to the current pandemic circumstances and our commitment to provide the highest care for our community, NeighborWorks America requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before being hired. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.”

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring all contracts, service levels and negotiations align with all policies and procedures.
  • Assisting the Senior Vice President with the strategic direction and vision of the division, including goal setting, budget planning/management, and personnel decisions.
  • Representing the Procurement Division in cross functional meetings.
  • Ensuring that division staff work together efficiently and facilitate optimal coordination with other divisions on communication projects and tasks.
  • Training, developing and mentoring procurement team for future growth. Managing all aspects of personnel management for direct reports, including but not limited to: work plan development, performance evaluations, and time and attendance. Supervising assigned staff according to overall company policy, including: developing staff to maximize potential, monitoring and assisting staff with work progress, and monitoring performance to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.



Position Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications:
(a) Education:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, organization and management or related discipline.

(b) Experience: A minimum ten (10) years’ professional level experience in contracts/compliance administration with at least three (3) years’ having been spent supervising staff. Experience must include a successful track record of evaluating and analyzing existing processes and procedures and improving work efficiency and performance; managing large complex contractual matters including negotiation, intellectual property issues, risk analysis; must also have experience advising senior/executive leadership in these areas.

(c) Licenses, Certifications: CPCM/CFCM/CCCM certification desirable.

(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of local, state and federal procurement statutes; advanced knowledge of General Services Administration (GSA) schedules, modifications, audit and compliance; advanced knowledge of contract laws, rules, regulations and practices; ability to utilize judgment and analytical and problem solving capabilities effectively; commitment to accuracy, attention to detail, follow-up, customer service skills and an ability to work under high intensity situations; excellent organizational skills with ability to execute an individual workload while managing workloads of subordinate employees and simultaneously handling competing priorities; demonstrated success working in and facilitating teams. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

(e) NeighborWorks America Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:

Sensitivity to racial, gender, sexual orientation and cultural differences

Effective, respectful, and timely communications with internal and external stakeholders

Listening effectively, seeks and accepts feedback

Effective teamwork

Analytic, thoughtful and strategic thinking

Considering the mission, objectives, and goals of NeighborWorks and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of her/his/their decisions and behavior on the organization

(f) Technology: Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:
At least 12 years of relevant work experience. Experience working with financial software such as PeopleSoft, PRISM, ORACLE

Working Conditions:
(a) Travel:
Up to 10%.
(b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage.

Special Provisions:
Occasional work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and evenings are required.

Duration Continuous  
Salary Range $100,500 - $110,000 DOE  
Division Finance & Administration  
Department Procurement  
Travel up to 10% when COVID travel restrictions are lifted.  
Working Conditions Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage.  
Close Date 7/30/2022  
Location CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS: District of Columbia Office  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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