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Buyer II

Job ID: 1925820
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 6, 2019
Category: Procurement
Subcategory: Procurement
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


 SAIC currently has a job opening for a Buyer II in North Charleston, SC. Candidate will procure goods and administer purchase orders of moderate to high dollar value, risk, and complexity. Buyer will report directly to the Purchasing Manager.


  • Responsibilities include the development and negotiation of favorable prices, terms, schedules and other provisions of purchase orders and acquisition contracts, ensuring consistency with client requirements and procurement policies/procedures
  • Administer and maintain Purchase Order files in accordance with all SAIC policies and procedures
  • Closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management, including negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other subcontract provisions
  • 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 gathered information and may also recommend improvements to procurement processes and procedures
  • Directly supports multiple ongoing Government Programs
  • Provide support to proposal efforts
  • Assume other responsibilities as requested in support of departmental goals and objectives



  • 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 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


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of related experience OR an Associate’s degree and 6 years of related experience OR a High School Diploma and 10 years of related experience.

Desired Qualifications




  •  Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment 

  •  Experience in metal fabrication purchasing

  •  Previous team leadership experience

  •  Experience working under government procurement and Federal Acquisition Regulations



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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