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Kansas City Southern Railway Contracts Manager in Kansas City, Missouri

Contracts Manager

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Job Description

Job Summary

This position is responsible for sourcing and negotiating material and service contracts for the Engineering Department in the U.S. and Mexico.

Job Duties

  • Sources and negotiates material and service contracts for the Engineering department.

  • Manages the request for proposal (RFP) process from vendors as well as conducts bid result analysis. Recommends final vendor selection.

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

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

  • Reviews or modifies processes and measures and monitors the performance of the Engineering purchasing function.

  • Reports and analyzes purchasing reports, partners with other functions as needed.

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a job related major field of study

  • Minimum five (5) years of meaningful professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Requirements

  • Railroad experience or equivalent Materials/Services experience

  • Experience working with the Engineering function

    Working Conditions

This position has a regular full time schedule with a normal workweek of Monday through Friday. There may be a need for occasional work after hours or weekends.

This position may require minimal travel up to 10% of the time.

EEO Statement

We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Company Overview

In 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values - Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.

In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well - accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.

If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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