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US E - GPS EA - Manager Administrator, GPS Subcontracts - Contract Administration & Procurement (31994)

Branch Manager




Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Government & Public Services (GPS) Procurement Compliance Manager

Job Summary:

Reports to the Procurement Strategy & Business Intelligence Lead within the GPS Contracts & Procurement organization. Possess deep knowledge and subject matter expertise of subcontracts and purchasing principles, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), other Federal agency regulations, state procurement regulations and Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR). Responsible for coaching and mentorship of the subcontracts and purchasing teams charged with executing the full procurement life cycle. Serves as a business advisor to the GPS Contracts & Procurement team, the Procurement Strategy & Business Intelligence Lead, and multiple engagement teams on procurement processes and procedures. Ability to effectively and persuasively communicate at all levels. Operates independently and proactively.

Illustrative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise the Procurement Strategy & Business Intelligence Lead on procurement procedures. Recommend updates to the procedures, manage procedure updates, and procurement procedure training.
  • Conduct day-to-day subcontracts and purchasing pre-award and post-award file compliance reviews. Track and report on metrics from all compliance reviews to leadership. Identify weaknesses in the procedures and proactively address.
  • Coordinate responses to external and internal audits. Interface with auditors. Collect data from procurement professionals, review for compliance, and organize for submittal to auditors.
  • Work with the Procurement Operations Manager to ensure accurate system data by reviewing exception reports and implementing strategies to addresses weaknesses in data quality.
  • Manage workload to ensure timely and compliant accomplishment of project deadlines and submission of compliant deliverables.
  • Collaborate with other Operational Excellence teams to address process interfaces.
  • Actively share lessons learned and facilitate knowledge sharing within the team and larger organization.
  • Maintain awareness of regulatory changes and proactively advise leadership of such changes, proposing changes to procedure as needed in order to remain compliant.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of procure-to-pay systems/ software (Costpoint, Coupa, Ariba, Fieldglass, etc.)
  • Strong consultative and communication skills
  • Subject matter expertise of procurement regulations, processes, and compliance
  • Ability to operate in a complex and demanding executive level environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with teams

Education & Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience managing teams
  • Strong operational knowledge of FAR, CPSR and other Government regulations
  • Member of professional contracts or supply chain management associations
  • Preferred Education & Experience:
  • Advanced Degree
  • Supply chain management experience
  • Professional certifications
  • Project management experience