Technical Purchasing Agent / Procurement Specialist
Job Location: Orlando, FL or Middletown, Ct
Salary Range: $90K-$98K Yearly
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Broad knowledge of a technical field, such as procurement. Requires thorough knowledge of procurement techniques. Fluent verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of personal computer and associated applications software. FAR/DFAR buying experience, understanding cost & pricing data, negotiation and supplier management skills are needed. An Undergraduate degree in Business Management, Administration or related discipline is required along with 7 to 10 years related experience.
Work under the general direction of the Manager of Purchasing or designee to procure materials and services that are complex and/or broad in scope. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Procure direct and indirect materials, services, prepare quotes, select suppliers, prepare and execute supply chain management strategies. Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. Review requisitions, confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule. Select products for purchase. Estimate values according to knowledge of market price. Determine method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid. Prepare purchase orders or bid requests. Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
Establish and maintain liaison with all suppliers as well as all internal department personnel to facilitate problem identification and resolution. Adhere to company ethical standards and company policies and procedures in all dealing with external suppliers, competitive purchasing and purchasing from small disadvantaged business. Maintain a current understanding of all suppliers’ capabilities, capacity, etc. Maintain good working relationships.
Follow standard practice and procedures as defined in the company’s policies and procedures. Follow all safety and environmental and health regulations. Keep working areas in a clean and orderly condition. May provide technical guidance to junior buyers and/or subcontract administrators.
Maintain procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories. Perform other related duties as directed by supervision. Participate in and support the company’s process.