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Senior Specialist MWDBE

ACE Employment Services, Inc. Boston ,MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $80,000 to $90,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

Our client is looking for a This position will provide direction, manage, and execute on best in-class MWDBE program. This position works closely with Procurement personnel and other Departments to assist with reporting on supplier performance. Responsible for acting as the liaison between business owned, operated and controlled by ethnic minorities, women and disadvantaged business enterprises (MWDBE) supplier diversity processes.
•    Develops and implements best-in-class corporate MWDBE program.
•    Champion and promote supply chain sustainability practices throughout industry events, alliance meetings, and other engagements as applicable
•    Implement activities related to achieving diversity goals. Including, performing marketing, public relation and networking efforts to identify potential MWDBE suppliers and to maintain a positive diversity reputation for 
•    Engage in vendor outreach and vet suppliers to support the supplier relationship building process.
•    Work with the Procurement staff to remove barriers which may limit DBE participation, by ensuring that Invitations for Bids (IFBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) do not contain unduly restrictive requirements; ensure that sufficient time is allowed during the pre-bid phase, for DBEs to schedule attendance at pre-bid/pre-proposal meetings and for non-DBEs to perform adequate Good Faith Efforts to meet established DBE contract goals.
•    Build working relationships within Procurement, other keys Departments, and with external stakeholders, including educating MWDBE suppliers, as applicable, regarding sourcing processes. Assist the Procurement department and other departments to identify qualified MWDBE suppliers for their sourcing needs.
•    Establish and maintains an extensive network of diverse and key sustainability suppliers for sourcing opportunities. Identify and pre- qualify suppliers capable of meeting specific needs. Compile, maintain, and update a Bidders List of firms that submit a bid, quote or proposal for participation on a contract; ensure that the Bidder List contains all information required by 49 CFR §26.
•    Conduct benchmarking analysis on metrics and processes. Analyze, benchmark, prepare reports and presentations regarding MWDBE goals/programs. Prepare and analyze spend data for internal and external reporting.
•    Evaluate DBE goal commitments and Good Faith Efforts (GFE) on new contracts subject to the DBE Program.
•    Submit client reports as required and report on any significant changes to the MWDBE Program. Maintain all necessary documentation to verify performance of activities included in the DBE Program.
•    Perform other Contract/Procurement/DBE-related duties, as required by Deputy Director of Marketing.


Qualifications:

•    3 plus years of related MWDBE procurement and supply experience within a manufacturing environment or similar industry required. Rail preferred
•    3 plus years of experience in procurement/supply chain, contract bid, solicitation, comparison, evaluation, and negotiations. 
•    Working knowledge of SAP Materials Management (MM) methodology.
•    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field.
•    Government contracting and change management experience a plus.
•    Understanding of railroad/transit railcar manufacturing and assembly, or related field a plus.
•    Able to manage time effectively.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Proficient in MS Office.
•    Ability to pass drug test and general background check.
 

 

Company Description
Recently featured in Forbes as one of America's Best Recruiting Firms, ACE Employment Services Inc. has been matching top talent to companies hiring across Massachusetts for over 30 years.

ACE Employment Services, Inc.

Recently featured in Forbes as one of America's Best Recruiting Firms, ACE Employment Services Inc. has been matching top talent to companies hiring across Massachusetts for over 30 years.

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