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Regional Procurement Director Position

 

General Position Summary


The Regional Procurement Director (RPD) will be a part of the Operations team responsible for providing the Regional Operations Staff  and Preconstruction with visibility to the subcontractor market, providing a view of subcontractor capabilities, financial and safety ratings, performance metrics on past and current Skanska projects and an overall view of subcontractors’ total capacity vs. current projects.  The RPD will “connect the dots” across all of the projects within the region with respect to subcontractors currently being utilized and their performance.  Key responsibilities will include gathering subcontractor information and maintaining the information in a database that is easily accessible in the office and in the field throughout the Metro NY Region.  This database will evolve over time to include subcontractor performance metrics that can be used to build a performance scorecard.  In addition, the RPD will be responsible for driving consistency in the procurement process throughout the region.  Specifically, the RPD will ensure use of the most up-to-date contract documents, identify systems/methods to improve the efficiency and consistency of the procurement process and train the operations staff, as needed, on best procurement practices.  This position will work closely with preconstruction, prequalification, legal, MWBE compliance and insurance groups and should be able to train and mentor others.

 

Major Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Provide visibility to subcontractor activity and performance across the region.
  • Manage key relationships between Skanska and regional subcontractors.
  • Maintain a database of subcontractor information which will include current projects, dollar values, capacity, performance metrics and key contacts.  Help to identify and develop a standard database for capturing subcontractor data which can provide “dashboard” indicators and performance scorecards.
  • Drive consistent procurement and contracting processes across the region.  Work closely with legal team to ensure use of up-to-date contract documents.
  • Work with Metro NY operations team to identify information needs with respect to prequalification metrics and integrate into an overall subcontractor management program.
  • Actively manage the subcontractor base within the region.  Identify additional sources within building divisions where capacity is needed, especially within the MWBE community.

 

Job Skills & Abilities Guidelines:

 

  • Must be systematic, organized, methodical and have a high capacity management teams with at least 5 in construction management industry.
  • Strong ability to drive change
  • Able to navigate a complex organization and effectively collaborate and communicate with all levels within the organization.
  • Able to ask questions, state opinions clearly, seek clarification, communicate facts objectively, and challenge when appropriate.
  • Strategic thinker. Detailed and structured thought process. Critical reasoning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to maintain a level of approachability with colleagues both internal and external.
  • Advanced presentation skills, negotiation skills and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong Financial and Technical acumen

Education and/or Experience:


  • 8 - 10 years of experience in leading procurement or supply chain management teams with at least 5 in construction management industry.
  • Proven record of delivering results in a complex business
  • Experience in building, developing, and leading cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Accounting, Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent
  • MBA or Advanced degree strongly preferred

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Authority:


The Regional Procurement Director will report to the  Senior Vice President of Operations, Metro NY.

 

 

Work Environment/Job Conditions:


This job may be performed in the office or on the jobsite and requires frequent sitting (often working on a computer), frequent walking, standing, bending, and reaching.  Due to computer usage, there may be repetitive motions of the hands and wrists.  He/she must be able to navigate the jobsite and is expected to be able to comply with all safety regulations in the office and on the jobsite.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed as deemed appropriate by management at any time.

 

Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.



Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, life sciences and commercial.  Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have nearly 11,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2017, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue.  Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.8 billion in 2017. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program. 

 

We are proud to be named one of America's Best Employers of 2017 by Forbes.

 

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