Buyer/Material Planner

Key Role

Coordinate with program staff, infrastructure, purchasing, and quality to attain procurement goals, offer and track promised delivery dates, update subcontract and buyer tracking and reporting reports, review and interpret bills of material, analyze changing material demand patterns, plan material to attain company metrics-like turns and customer fill rate. Interface with vendors and subcontractors and forecast material integrity, oversee and improve vendor and subcontractor performance, reflect vendor purchase order changes, process customer order inquiries, schedule changes and cancellations, and determine, research, and correct delivery discrepancy causes. Participate in strategic planning and control development with program management, plan what is to be achieved effectively, involve all relevant staff members, anticipate important or critical events, identify resource requirements, assign responsibility for specific work, including deadlines and performance expectations, ensure that staff is aware they will be accountable for achieving the preferred results through planned program evaluation and individual performance appraisal, and ensure that staff is provided with the necessary tools to succeed.

Basic Qualifications:

-5+ years of experience with procurement, including e-procurement systems

-Experience with evaluating requirements for hardware and software to support US government client contracts

-Experience with soliciting suppliers via request for proposal (RFP), request for quotation (RFQ), and oral requests

-Experience in negotiating with suppliers to obtain commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products at the most favorable terms, quantity, price, and delivery

-Experience with information-gathering techniques, analyzing situations, and identifying implications to make the correct decisions

-Knowledge of broad-based supplier, product, and market

-Knowledge of FARs, including consent and notification, CAS, TINA, small business requirements, price analysis, commercial item determination, and source justifications

-Knowledge of Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) procedures

-Ability to receive and evaluate proposals, quotations, and bids for required products

-BA or BS degree or 7+ years of experience with procurement in lieu of a degree

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