Procurement Specialist - US Government Contracts

Location: McLean, A, United States
Date Posted: 03-09-2017
Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) is greatly expanding its global footprint in the areas of acquisition, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS),Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence (C4I).  The ILS business areas are in Naval Ships and FMS air and land systems.  The C4I product line aims at both military and commercial customers, domestic and global.

As part of its expansion strategy, ATSC  is currently seeking a Procurement Specialist

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for all program procurement actions.  The Procurement Specialist ensures that program items and services are purchased from approved suppliers, proper flow-downs such as FAR clauses are followed, and products are delivered according to the agreed terms and conditions. An important aspect of this position is seeking maximum value for the company through the negotiation of material cost and deliveries.The Procurement Specialist follows with each OEM on delivery timelines to ensure delivery is in accordance with the program’s schedule. The procurement specialist will also follow up on delivery delays and work with OEM’s on solutions to expedite delivery of items.

  • Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related preferred
  • 3+ years of experience sourcing material for U.S. and FMS Government Contracts
  • Minimum of 4 years documented experience procurement and subcontract management
  • Procurement certification preferred
  • Previous experience in negotiating desired
  • Must have a firm understanding of the process of requirements flow down; communication, to the suppliers
  • Experience in supplier non-conforming; return, process and coordination
  • Strong understanding of measuring supplier performance with metrics
  • Familiar with procurement databases
  • Familiar with ISO processes and procedures
  • Must be familiar with competitive bid (PO) process
  • Strong negotiation skills for the purpose of material cost reduction
  • Government procurement experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through and organizational skills
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Self-motivated individual who can meet the challenges of a paperwork-intensive environment
  • Able to multi-task and to accept and adapt to change quickly
  • Able to make decisions best fit for the company
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance
  • Administrative responsibility for routing, tracking, follow-up, maintenance and distribution of all purchase orders
  • Responsible for creating purchase orders and placing orders with the vendors. maintaining best practices keeping company policies and budget constraints in mind
  • Maintain Vendor Master files and approved Vendor lists
  • Investigate potential new vendors
  • Work with Engineering Team to determine the requirements for a purchase and then get quotes based on specifications
  • Negotiate prices and look for ways to save the company money
  • Meet on time delivery of all procured items to maintain production schedules and track Vendor on time performance
  • Prepares quotes for proposals, solicits quotations, evaluates bids, negotiates prices and terms with supplier in support of company objectives
  • Manage relationships with assigned suppliers to optimize performance including developing supplier report cards, supporting quality and delivery improvement, and organizing key supplier meetings
  • Preparation, distribution, tracking and maintenance of contract bid packages, bid lists, sub lists
  • Call and follow-up with trade contractors
  • Set-up and maintenance of project labels, contract files, books, etc.
  • Coordinator work with the company's staff to determine the requirements for a purchase, and then get quotes based on those specifications
  • Scheduling material receipts and managing program inventory to minimize excess stock; implementation of just in time practices.
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