• Contract Administrator

    Job Locations US-NY-Garden City
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/3/2019 12:51 PM)
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    Transdev Services
  • Overview

    Transdev Services Inc. is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, and paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.




    Under direction of the Senior Director of Procurement, the Contract Administrator will select vendors and contractors via competitive solicitations for the purpose of awarding and managing public and private sector contracts for a wide variety of goods, equipment, services and commodities required for use by multiple facilities of a transportation organization.



    • Manage purchases in a full & open competitive environment with post-award contract administration.
    • Prepare and solicit requests for quotes (RFQ), invitations for bids (IFB) and requests for proposals (RFP).
    • Research marketplace for common & innovative products, equipment, technology & services, and source vendors & contractors who will meet or exceed the organization’s technical & commercial requirements.
    • Specialize in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) procurements in accordance with FTA Circular 4220.1F.
    • Contribute to cross-functional teams and assist in the development of specifications and scopes of work.
    • Arrange, coordinate and lead vendor/contractor meetings, site tours & conferences.
    • Analyze and tabulate offerings, process change notices/addenda, negotiate contracts where applicable.
    • Create procurement documentation including Staff Summaries, Responsibility Reviews and DBE Reports.
    • Participate in procurement and industry-specific conventions, expositions and trade-shows.
    • Identify and/or award local participation opportunities as part of the National Corporate Purchasing Program.
    • Perform other procurement-related duties and projects, as assigned.




    • B.S. in Supply Chain Management, Business, Economics, Finance or other related field of study, plus three (3) years of applicable experience, or an appropriate combination of education and work experience.
    • Strong problem-solving, negotiations, interpersonal and analytical skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills – will interact with all levels of personnel.
    • High work ethic – will multi-task and perform on a timely basis with minimal supervision and guidance.
    • Organized self-starter who works well on team assignments and on an individual basis.
    • Strong Microsoft® Office Suite; proficient in Excel.
    • Familiarity with cost & price analysis concepts for procurement actions and contract modifications.
    • Experience with Federal, New York State and/or local procurements.
    • Experience working in a procurement department of a transportation organization.
    • Participation in FTA Triennial and/or FTA Procurement System Reviews.
    • C.P.M., CPSM, CPPO, CPPB and/or other applicable procurement designation, but is not required.


    Travel requirement (as a percent): <5% for occasional meetings


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by the employee to successful perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • 100 % of work is accomplished indoors and in air conditioned or well ventilated facilities
    • Work is accomplished in an office or in a cubicle space equipped with a telephone and computer
    • The employee is generally subjected to long periods spent sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen
    • Must have basic computer skills and knowledge


    • Must submit to drug testing and a background check

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    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.


    Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.  Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
    EEO is the Law Poster:


    Drug free workplace


    If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check


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