Contracts Manager - Airport

Airport, GMIA, Timmerman, 5300 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #579
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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Closing Date: October 30, 2022 or upon the receipt of 50 application submissions. 


Contracts Manager
Department: General Mitchell International Airport
Full-time, Salary
Salary Range: $70,532.80 - $103,230.40/yr


Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Contracts Manager position will oversee all aspects of procurement and contract development and management within the Airport. This includes the development of competitive procurement strategy and ensuring regulatory compliance with federal, state, and Milwaukee County rules and regulations.  As the Airport is a division within the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation, this position will function as the Airport’s primary liaison to the central County departments under whom the Airport’s procurement and contracting authority ultimately rests, including principally the Department of Administrative Services – Procurement Division and the Office of Corporation Counsel.  This position will also work on an ongoing basis with other key County departments that intersect with the Airport’s procurement and contracting processes.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contract and Procurement Development.  Oversee all aspects of Airport procurement working with the various business units internal to the Airport to develop enterprise procurement strategies, contract strategies, regulatory strategies, and resource planning. Oversee reporting requirements to multiple internal and external agencies.
  • Facilitation of Competitive Contracting and Procurement. Coordinate and administer competitive procurement process with applicable Airport staff as needed.
  • Contracting and Procurement Liaison. Act as the Airport’s liaison to County departments that have ultimate authority in County procurement and contracts including the Department of Administrative Services – Procurement Division and the Office of Corporation Counsel.  This position will also intersect with other key County departments involved in the Airport’s procurement and contracting process such as the Office of the Comptroller, Department of Administrative Services – Risk Management Division, and the Office of Community Business Development Partners.
  • Compliance - Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Lead the development of frameworks and practices for both federalized and non-federalized procurements and contracts.
  • Contracts Database and Renewal Cycle Management.  Develop, update, and maintain an Airport-wide contracts database that will be used to prompt Airport business units on contract renewals and new contracts cycles.
  • Contract and Procurement Analytics and Continuous Improvement.  Conduct management studies and make recommendations on contract activities to develop and implement procedural changes, new methods, or automated systems.  Make recommendations related to contractor performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education & Years of Experience Required

Preferred Areas:

  • Masters or other advanced degree

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Collaboration skills, in an environment where no direct authority exists between participants; authoring skills, including the ability to develop procedural manuals, training curriculum and regulations; training skills, including the ability to prepare and execute training related to acquisitions and contracting; maintain sensitive or confidential information; maintain a continuing working relationship which can have a significant effect on the success of the organization; significant responsibility for decisions and final results, affecting more than one area/department; primary work responsibility involves the long-range future including the scope, direction and goals of the organization; knowledge of all related computer and Microsoft Office software applications, such as Outlook, Word and Excel.


Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.

Other details

  • Job Function 2 Professionals
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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