Job Details

Supply Chain Buyer


Apex Systems, Inc.


Sterling, VA 20164

Job #: 883983
Title:  Supply Chain Buyer 
Location: Sterling, VA 20164
Work Authorization:  Candidates must be US citizens able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Secret  security clearance as a condition of employment
Representative Duties and Tasks:
• Supports proposal activities with creative solutions to meet Program needs and requirements
• Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions
• Coordinates purchasing activities with internal partners to acquire products and services in a cost effective and timely manner
• Processes purchase requisitions, purchase orders, purchase order revisions, and requests for quotes to suppliers
• Performs price analysis for materials, components, equipment and services
• Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned procurements to negotiate highest quality at best value
• Identifies new suppliers as required
• May recommend cost saving proposals or alternative sources
• Interacts with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues
• Works with management to address all aspects of supply chain management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability
• Performs cost or price analysis on procurements of low to moderate value, risk and complexity
• Identifies potential resources for required materials and services and develops and issues request for proposals
• Participates on proposal evaluation teams in fact finding, technical evaluation, and cost/price analysis
• Reviews requirements document (i.e., requisition, statement of work, drawings, and specifications) for clarity and adequacy
• Receives, reviews, and evaluates supplier proposals to ensure they meet proposal requirements
• Supports the overall business goals to reduce cost, improve quality, and ensure compliance
• On proposals, procurements, and agreements, negotiates and documents terms and conditions, price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements
• Prepares and issues purchase orders and agreements, and ensures all procurement actions which commit the company are properly documented, reviewed and approved consistent with policy and procedure

Additional Tasks:
• Coordinates and executes risk assessments and plans for low to moderate risk procurements
• Participates in Commodity Team activities
• Negotiates pricing, discounts, and terms and conditions
• Performs supplier relationship management
• Acts as liaison between the Program team, other functional areas and suppliers
• Support continuous improvement activities to drive material commonality and cost, schedule and risk reductions
• Works on a diverse range of low to mid-level complexity problems
• Works under limited direction

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Clear understanding of relevant policy and procedures, including Quality processes, Counterfeit Parts, and other compliance requirements such as General Dynamic's policies/procedures, federal, state, Federal Acquisition Requirements/DFAR, and local laws
• Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, deadline driven procurement/proposal environment while demonstrating strong presentation, communication, team building and leadership skills
• Proficient in the applicable Microsoft Office Suite tools
• Demonstrated ability to perform price analysis as required by policy
• Good understanding of procurement laws and regulations
• Good analytical skills
• Good negotiation skills

• Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent experience preferred
• 3 years of related experience
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Secret - Interim Secret acceptable
Minimum Experience Required:
2+ yrs experience
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