The Chief of Materials Management (Director) provides direction and oversight for materials management, small purchases, and administrative services functions, including planning, management, supervision, and coordination as they relate to the operation, and maintenance of the MARTA System. Materials management and purchases are the primary functions. This person will direct purchasing and inventory programs and processes and ensures adherence to approved standards. Oversees the management of the process of provisioning inventory items for new equipment purchases and ensures item records are established in Oracle. Oversees the process of maintaining Oracle inventory and purchasing file integrity and uninterrupted daily transaction processing. Participates in development and maintenance of the Oracle inventory and Purchasing modules and works with the Information Technology Organization to ensure efficient operations. Oversees planning for newly acquired buses, rail cars, track, structures, and train control systems. Directs and oversees testing changes to Oracle Purchasing, Inventory, and new modules. Oversees the management of represented employees in accordance with the Labor Agreement and applicable work rules.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees establishment, management, and operation of the Authority's warehouses, storerooms, and material distribution activities.
Ensures adequate storage and availability of new materials, and appropriate disposition of obsolete, damaged, scrap or excess equipment, materials and supplies.
Oversees development and implementation of policies and procedures to control inventory levels and investment and material distribution functions, utilizing state-of-the-art techniques.
Develops and directs Office safety and training programs.
Manages inventory so that stock items and levels meet material needs for operations, yet are economical, as reflected by good inventory turnover performance.
Establishes policies and procedures and directs activities that determine items to be added or deleted from inventory.
Monitors to ensure management policies and procedures are followed so financial records are correct and daily operating needs of other organizational elements (i.e., Purchasing, Stores, Accounting) are met.
Directs small procurement programs and processes and ensures adherence to approved cost, quality, and deliverable standards. Ensures procurement sources deliver within the time specified and that agreed upon quality, quantity, and price terms are met and delivery is on schedule. Ensures a continuous effort to establish and maintain sound and appropriate business relations with vendors.
Directs the efficient management of administrative services, including reprographic support, records center mail services, P-Card issuance and administration, moving, cellular communications and mail services.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field required
Ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in purchasing, materials management, and associated administrative functions for a large organization required, preferably a multi-modal public transit authority located in the United States
Experience in or broad knowledge of federal requirements for contracts funded with federal financial assistance.
Advanced degree in business administration (Master of Business Administration) highly desirable. In lieu of a degree, equivalent work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Experience managing a union and nonunion environment
Good understanding of systems and processes
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Desirable public contracting or government contracting certifications include Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and/or Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM).
Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical specifications, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to respond promptly to routine and complex inquiries or complaints from internal stakeholders, executive management, Board members, customers, regulatory agencies, members of the business community and local governmental jurisdictions.
Ability to effectively present information in writing, verbally, or graphically to executive management, public groups, and the MARTA Board of Directors.
About The Royster Group, Inc.
The Royster Group, Inc. is a leader in providing executive search and professional staffing services in the private and public sectors, and healthcare industry. Royster's goal is to help organizations fill their human capital pipeline with highly qualified leaders and healthcare providers at all levels of the organization. Our core values of Customer Service, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, and Respect drives all aspect of the business.