Kansas City Southern Railway Contracts Mgr. - Mechanical in Kansas City, Missouri

Contracts Mgr. - Mechanical

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Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible for sourcing and negotiating material and service contracts for the Mechanical Department in the US and Mexico.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for sourcing and negotiating material and service contracts for the Mechanical department primarily in the U.S.

  • Manage the request for proposal (RFP) process from vendors as well as conduct bid result analysis, and final vendor selection recommendations.

  • Negotiate in partnership with Legal the final contract or master service agreement (MSA) and associated pricing and terms and conditions of material and service contracts.

  • Routinely delivers formal presentations of proposals to senior management.

  • Manage regular interaction with internal and external customers and contractors and the senior management team regarding status of service and material contracts.

  • Emphasis on reviewing or modifying processes and measuring and monitoring performance of the General and Administrative purchasing function.

  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Business or Engineering General

  • 5 year(s) - Experience in supply chain or related field required

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Requirements:

  • Railroad experience or equivalent Mechanical (locomotive or railcar) Materials/Services experience;

  • Experience working with SAP, Microsoft Office suite and working knowledge of AAR rules;

  • Working knowledge of railroad mechanical operations.

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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