PAE, Inc Buyer II in Arlington, Virginia

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Buyer II

Job Summary:

Under general direction, purchases a high volume and variety of materials, supplies, and services to support corporate 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 corporate 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.

Location: Arlington, VA

Job 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.

  • Interview 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 maintain complete Purchase Order files in accordance with Federal Acquisition policies, Corporate Procurement guidance, and other applicable references 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 corporate commodity strategy group during the strategic sourcing process

  • Manage the corporate purchasing helpdesk solution

  • 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 complex difficulty.

  • Compose written materials of moderate to complex difficulty on procurement-related issues.

  • Assist Sr. GSCM leader with organizational metrics review

  • Act with integrity at all times when representing the Company.

  • Perform other related duties as required.Qualifications:

  • A BA/BS in Business, Supply Chain Management or a related discipline is required. Equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience managing strategic purchasing agreements (i.e. blanket purchase agreements)

  • Experience procuring military gear, equipment, and combat life support items preferred.

  • 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 highly desired.

  • Minimum travel may be required to other locations (up to 10%)

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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