POSITION SUMMARY: Under only very general direction, purchasesa high volume and variety of materials, supplies, and services. Typically possesses the authority to place purchase orders valued up to $500,000. May be assigned higher value tasks with oversight from senior management level staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reviews requisitions, solicits/evaluates bids, recommends and selects suppliers for award of purchase orders. Negotiates price, quality, delivery and other terms and conditions. Awards purchase orders. Complies with corporate policies, procedures, and underlying Federal, state, and/or local regulations concerning the purchase and/or shipment of goods, materials, and services. Performs oversight on all awarded purchase orders until delivery/completion of goods/services. Maintains the highest levels of fairness, business ethics and personal ethical conduct. Recruits and maintains responsive suppliers providing high quality products and services at fair and reasonable prices. Conducts supplier site visits. Rates suppliers for production capability, past performance, and timeliness of deliveries. Negotiates with suppliers and settles damage claims, rejections, and losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering change orders. Assists development of systems to evaluate vendor quotations utilizing appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price and timely delivery of supplies and services. May provide advice and guidance to less experienced staff.
Basic Requirements: HS Diploma (or GED) with 16 years on general experience and/or an Associate's degree with 14 years general experience and/or a Bachelor's degree with 12 years general experience; must include 8 years directly related experience and 3 years in management or leadership roles. Cost point knowledge is a plus, but not required. Physical Demands: Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required. Must have an Active DoD secret clearance. The successful candidate will be an employee of National Security Solutions.
Resumes must be submitted with application in order to be considered for the position.