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Position: Buyer II
Location(s): Norfolk, VA
Under general direction, purchases a high volume and variety of materials, supplies, and services to support direct program requirements. Responsible for all aspects of the procurement cycle (cradle-to-grave). Manages strategic agreements established by the corporate commodities team. Responsible for complying with Global Supply Chain policies, procedures, and underlying federal, state, and/or local regulations concerning the purchase or shipment of goods, materials, or services. May be assigned higher value or higher complexity tasks with oversight from more senior level staff. The Buyer will apply sound procurement techniques to support acquisition planning, acquisition strategies, and subsequent acquisition of materials and simple services to support prime contract operations for DoD, DoE, DoJ, and other federal agencies. The successful candidate will accomplish these objectives through daily, competent performance of the following duties.
- Apply sound procurement techniques to support acquisition planning, acquisition strategies, and subsequent acquisition of materials and simple services.
- Maintain a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and standard commercial procurement practices.
- Review purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, completeness, and obtain additional information considered necessary.
- Develop sourcing lists for various commodities to support the development of requests for information (RFIs), quotations (RFQs), proposals (RFPs) and invitations to bid.
- Qualify potential suppliers.
- Review solicitation responses and perform relevant analyses to include price and cost, Statement of Work compliance, delivery terms, payment terms, and other terms and conditions of the procurement.
- Serve as a business advisor to internal customers, providing alternative solutions to requested items when such solution would provide a benefit to the Company (i.e. enhanced performance, cost savings, or positive schedule impact).
- Negotiate all aspects of procurements to include price, payment and delivery terms, quality requirements, and other factors with suppliers to achieve the best value procurement possible.
- Generate Purchase Orders in final form for approval and signature.
- Prepare and manage complete Purchase Order files in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation policies, Corporate Procurement guidance, and other applicable prime contract requirements to ensure compliance throughout the procurement cycle.
- Procure using streamlined acquisition methods such as purchase card transactions.
- Actively manage the procurement process from order placement through receipt of products and subsequent payment of invoices.
- Actively manage supplier performance through consistent communication to ensure proper adherence to purchase order terms and conditions.
- Participate in the invoice approval process to ensure that supplier invoices are in accordance with purchase order terms and conditions and resolve issues as necessary.
- Support proposal development pricing exercises
- Plan, organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks to execute job functions in an orderly, efficient manner.
- Work professionally in a team environment and independently as necessary.
- Identify problems, analyze alternatives, and develop viable recommendations.
- Read, comprehend, and interpret written materials of moderate to high complexity.
- Compose written materials of moderate to high complexity on procurement-related issues.
- Act with integrity at all times when representing the Company.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- A BA/BS in Business, Supply Chain Management or a related discipline is required. Equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
- 3-6 years purchasing experience in support of a Federal prime contract in a CPSR compliant environment
- Experience managing strategic purchasing agreements (i.e. blanket purchase agreements)
- Must be proficient in basic office software applications (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer).
- Must exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information and adhere to high standards of confidentiality and honesty.
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in the CostPoint ERP platform is desired.
- Minimum travel may be required to other locations (up to 10%)
- Clearance level to be allowed to be on-site and login to customer systems is desired.
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