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Buyer Principal

Job Summary
The Buyer Principal is responsible for procurement of materials, components, supplies and/or services for the company in accordance with Procurement procedures, contract requirements and federal acquisition regulations.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
  • Establishes source of supply, negotiates price, delivery date, terms, and other necessary commitments based upon authorized requisition and complies with company policies and federal regulations.
  • Provides guidance and information to requester that includes communication of procurement actions, or status and assist with special or complex requirements.
  • Adheres to Procurement procedures to assure follow-up and administration of purchase order and agreement files are complete and accurate.
  • Manage the procurement process from the development of the Request For Quote through negotiations, and execution of a Purchase Order, while documenting the procurement file in accordance with procedures.
  • Generate reports and monitor the performance to critical metrics such as; On Time Delivery, requisition backlog, and P2P.
  • Provide input to overall procurement strategy and support the development of new capable suppliers to support future requirements.
  • Monitor performance to procurement goals and objectives, identify opportunities for improvement and implement solutions.
  • Negotiates and settles disputes with suppliers related to poor performance, late deliveries, invoicing issues, and non-compliance with DI terms and conditions.
  • Provides input to Procurement strategy and pricing support for Business Development efforts.
  • Conduct Procurement file Peer Reviews and provide mentorship to lower tiered Buyers
  • May require site visits in support of establishment of new suppliers.
  • Leads and assigns personnel for given projects or tasks.
  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced team members
  • Interfaces with Procurement leadership. to provide status, input, and communicates with other departments.
  • Responsible for compliance of procurement procedures in maintaining an approved Purchasing System.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to serve as a subject matter expert in government procurement activities.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) preferred.
  • Knowledge of various computer programs required (ex: Word, Excel, etc).
  • Excellent communication, effective leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and handle multiple tasks independently.
  • Additional knowledge/skills may be required by contract or assignment.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in associated discipline. Two (2) years of experience in procurement or related field may be substituted for each year of the four (4) years of college
  • Seven (7) years’ progressively responsible experience in procurement. Minimum three years Government environment procurement experience required.
  • One (1) year experience in a supervisory role.
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • CONUS:
    • Generally works in normal office environment, but may be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions
    • Some positions will be assigned to overseas locations where living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions
Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
Springfield, Virginia
United States
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