• IT Procurement Analyst

    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/1/2019 2:30 PM)
    Req ID
    2019-16666
    Dept
    Dpt of Innovation & Technology
    Position
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    ASD-Mgmt Information Systems
    Salary Min
    72,997.36
    Salary Max
    108,170.68
    Union
    SE1
    Openings
    1
    Contact Email
    Edwin.Pinkerton@Boston.Gov
  • Overview:

    This is a provisional appointment.

     

    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

     

    The IT Procurement Analyst (Sr. Technical Process Analyst) is responsible for the scoping, procurement and analysis of technology solutions which aid business improvement across the City on a repetitive and an adhoc basis.

    Responsibilities:

    • In conjunction with DoIT’s Operations Strategy Analyst, acts as a liaison between DoIT and other Departments in assessing business needs and advising on procurement process to increase efficiency and improve service delivery.
    • Ensure that business cases for technology projects contain complete financial information, including quantification of development, implementation and ongoing operational costs and benefits including magnitude and method of realization.
    • Use the City's Project Management tools to construct and maintain various project portfolios to support recommendations and decision-making by IT governance individuals and groups.
    • Provide advice to the CIO and other Departmental leadership on emerging trends and best practices in technology solution procurement.
    • Assist in the management of third party service provider contracts to ensure that the City optimizes and leverages its contracts for the benefit of all City departments.
    • Assist in the drafting and issuance of procurement packages, including Request for Proposals (RFPs).
    • Collaborate with City of Boston project stakeholders to gather and document project requirements.
    • Collaborate with application developers to translate business requirements to technical specifications.
    • Serves as a member of the Department of Innovation and Technology Operation’s team and performs ad hoc financial analysis, IT policy writing, and financial/administrative planning, as directed.
    • Facilitates vendor outreach utilizing tools such as the City’s Supplier Portal.
    • Enters various financial transactions including but not limited to requisitions, purchase orders, receipts, invoices, bids, and contracts.
    • Analyze data from the City’s financial system to implement improvements to DoIT’s procurement process.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • Applicant must possess at least three (3) years of full time, or equivalent part time, professional experience in a financial planning and analysis position, preferably with an emphasis on technology.  A bachelor's degree in business, finance, information technology management or a related field is preferred and can be substituted for two (2)  years of experience.
    • Ability to work independently with little direct oversight.  
    • The candidate needs to be a quick learner with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
    • Applicant must have strong communication skills and have demonstrated an ability to work effectively in a team environment.  
    • Strong understanding of business drivers in an IT environment.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.  
    • Experience in the public sector is highly desired. Knowledge and experience in project portfolio management is a plus.

     

    BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED

     

    Terms:

     

    Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM1-8

    Hours per week: 35

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