Manager, Procurement

Website Allegheny County Airport Authority

The Allegheny County Airport Authority [ACAA] invites you aboard our mission to create meaningful travel experiences in the aviation industry. As Pittsburgh’s gateway to the world, both Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport serve as beacons of change and connectivity for our region. As a member of our crew, you will directly serve, inspire, and advance our community in significant ways that impact the daily lives of others and the future of our organization. Whether you have a passion for travel, an appreciation for aeronautics and aviation, or an unparalleled love for the city of Pittsburgh, ACAA provides the opportunity for the next chapter of your career to take flight.

Our culture is one that emphasizes high performance, innovation, and learning. We know that those things only happen when everyone who works in an organization is properly empowered, equipped, and enabled in their roles to make an impact. At ACAA success is a shared responsibility, and we look forward to supporting and developing the unique strengths you could bring to our team.


Job Summary

ACAA’s Manager, Procurement will report to the SVP, Legal Affairs/General Counsel and assumes responsibility for management of the procurement functions.


Here is how the Manager, Procurement will help:

•    Manage the purchase requisition process including updating internal control limits and approvals.

•    Plan, monitor, and support activities of the procurement functions, ensuring to meet all schedules and deadlines, and operates within the boundaries of the appropriate internal control structure.

•    Facilitate request for proposal processes, including preparation of advertisements for public notice of bid solicitations utilizing Bonfire Procurement Software. Conduct pre-bid and evaluation committee meetings.

•    Facilitate request for proposals, information, qualifications, etc., with various departments using Bonfire Procurement Software. Reviews all documents, timelines, etc., to ensure compliance.

•    Interact with all levels of management to assist in the bidding, solicitation process providing guidance and compliance.

•    Conduct trainings for all departments to ensure procurement methods and laws are adhered to.

•    Analyze bid proposals, supporting documentation, and other data and information to ascertain if vendors are responsive and responsible in meeting specifications in accordance with legal requirements and established purchasing procedures.

•    Evaluate and monitor vendor submissions to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and resolve vendor or contractor grievances.

•    Oversee the organization and accessibility of procurement files in accordance with the document retention policy.

•    Develop and maintain Purchasing Policy and Procedures Manual.

•    Provide support and development to staff through performance management, coaching, training, motivation, and discipline.

•    Serve as back-up to the procurement administrator to ensure cross training of all responsibilities.

•    Perform other related tasks as assigned or required.


The successful candidate for the role of Manager, Procurement will demonstrate the following key competencies needed in our culture:

•    Communication – Able to clearly articulate goals and objectives to the team; Listens for understanding first with peers, superiors and subordinates; Listens for understanding first with peers, superiors and subordinates

•    Strategic Thinking – Able to problem-solve for short-term (quarterly) challenges to accomplish key goals; Able to develop plans to achieve efficient, on-time results

•    Team Leadership – Lead and anticipate the pace and process of change effectively; Drive talent development as a team and individually; Takes accountability for team results; Recognizes and rewards excellence on the team

•    Customer Centricity – Motivates team to identify new ways to improve customer experience; Identifies systemic improvements that could positively impact customers



Requirements to apply for role of Manager, Procurement are:

•    Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting related field from an accredited four-year college or university.

•    Five-Seven years of purchasing related experience.

•    Knowledge of procurement software and JDE helpful.

•    Municipal Government purchasing and progressive management experience preferred.

•    Possess or obtain prior to employment a valid Pennsylvania Class C driver’s license. Note: license must be maintained throughout employment.


We also expect that candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in most cases:

•    Extensive knowledge of procurement rules, regulations, and practices i.e., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Procurement Code and the Municipal Authorities Act.

•    Extensive knowledge of ERP system capabilities (JD Edwards experience a plus).

•    Considerable ability to add or enhance process automation.

•    Considerable ability to be detail oriented and organized while multi-tasking.

•    Knowledge of cooperative purchasing opportunities such as the PA Co-Stars Program, Allegheny County Purchasing, Commonwealth of PA opportunities, and others.

•    Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

•    Ability to procure and manage consultants/contractors.

•    Demonstrated project management planning skills.


Don’t meet every requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. As a Smarter Airport, we recognize that talent is not always related job history and skills come from valuable experiences that aren’t always shown on a resume. If you are excited to make a positive change for our region, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for our organization, whether it be this role or another.


Caring For Our Crew

At ACAA, we’ve got you covered. That applies to how we equip, empower, and enable our people to do their jobs. It also applies to our benefits, which are broader and more valuable than what many other employers offer:

•    We offer two plan options for healthcare coverage from high-quality insurance carriers, as well as an ACAA-funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) that will help offset the cost of many medical expenses.

–    ACAA employees pay almost $1,200 less per year in healthcare payroll contributions than the average employee in other companies, according to market surveys.

–    When HRA funding is included, the health-plan deductibles paid by ACAA employees are about $1,200 lower on average than the costs paid by employees of other companies.

–    ACAA does not require that employees meet a separate deductible for pharmacy expenses before prescription-drug coverage kicks in.

•    ACAA’s dental plans (included with healthcare coverage) offer an option covering children’s orthodontia.

•    Employees also can take advantage of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to help pay for health care and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.

•    All eligible full-time ACAA employees participate in the Allegheny County Employees Pension Plan, a defined-benefit plan that vests after 10 years of service.

•    Employees also may participate in a Deferred Compensation Plan, which allows them to contribute part of their pay on a pre-tax basis into long-term retirement investments.

•    A robust Employee Assistance Program (including access to free counselling sessions, financial guidance, and care coordination), life insurance options, a wellness program, and eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program round out ACAA’s exemplary benefits.


About Allegheny County Airport Authority

Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Allegheny County Airport (AGC), is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader.

Pittsburgh International Airport serves nearly 10 million passengers annually on 17 carriers and was named by Fast Company magazine as One of the Most Innovative Companies in the World as well as a finalist in its World Changing Ideas awards, both in 2020. PIT’s first-of-its-kind microgrid – which completely powers the airport campus through natural gas and solar energy – has won numerous awards for resiliency and sustainability.

PIT is in the midst of an ambitious terminal modernization that will make the passenger experience more efficient and deliver real opportunity for the region. The $1.4 billion new terminal program will construct a smarter, greener airport, inspired by the best of our region. The updated terminal lands in 2025 and will be the first airport terminal in the U.S. to be built from the ground-up post-pandemic, designed and constructed with the highest public health standards in mind.



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