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Procurement Principal

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Job ID: 2310644
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2024
Category: Procurement
Subcategory: Procurement
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC’s Business Enablement represents the full depth and breadth of the acquisition value chain – from the sell side (customer engagement and strategy development) to the buy side (program execution, strategic alliances, supply chain management, subcontractor development, and material’s procurement).  We are the full acquisition organization that supports our external and internal customer’s mission. Our dynamic team of acquisition professionals support key business areas and strategy for SAIC’s Growth Technology Accelerants (GTA) as well as core business initiatives. GTAs include Secure Cloud, Enterprise IT and Systems Integration & Delivery. Core business includes Engineering Services, IT & Technical Services.

SAIC’s Business Enablement organization is seeking a Procurement Principal. Candidate will procure goods and administer purchase orders of high dollar value, risk, and complexity and will report to the Procurement Manager. This individual must be able to work in a high-paced, team environment and must be organized and detail-oriented. 

This position will require someone that has the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment that interacts frequently with the customer to supporting unique buying activities.  Extensive procurement experience and a mission focused attitude is an absolute must to ensure success.  Candidates must be organized and detail oriented with the ability to make critical decisions quickly, problem solve and provide solutions with sound business judgement.

Must be able to obtain a Top Secret SCI Clearance and travel to Ft. Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) when required (on occasion)

Primary Duties

  • Issue purchase orders for goods and services supporting SAIC’s Army customer
  • Issues Requests for Quote in accordance with prime contract requirements
  • Review and edit vendor license agreements to ensure license agreements are in compliance with Prime Contract requirements
  • Responsibilities include the development and negotiation of favorable prices, terms, schedules and other provisions of purchase orders and acquisition contracts, ensuring consistency with program needs
  • Closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management, including negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other contract provisions
  • Develop purchasing strategy to meet proposal or program needs
  • Collaborate with supplier quality to add and qualify new suppliers
  • Analyze proposals for all areas of compliance (cost/schedule/T&C/technical/etc.) and will be involved in supplier negotiations leading to subcontract and purchase order definitization.
  • Analyze production/procurement data to develop procurement strategy for the programs you are supporting
  • Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules
  • Recommends suppliers based on experience and capabilities to provide quality products on time
  • Lead cost savings initiatives to meet program goals
  • Assume other responsibilities as requested


Required Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of related experience directly purchasing various commodities in a DoD environment with FAR governance.
  •  8+ Years of procurement government procurement and Federal Acquisition regulations 
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Solid communications skills, both written and oral. Ability to communicate across several levels of staff and customers/vendors.
  • Ability to prepare, lead, and conduct status briefings; prepare and staff weekly updates
  • Strong team player
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Exhibit critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Understanding of cost/price analysis concepts and be able to implement on complex supplier proposals and agreements

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience purchasing goods and services
  • Previous purchasing experience in a supply chain management environment
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Advanced Word skils
  • Experience with Costpoint

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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