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Procurement Specialist

Job ID: 2014229
Location: RIDGECREST, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 17, 2020
Category: Procurement
Subcategory: Procurement
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Procurement Specialist to assist on one of our Navy contracts in Ridgecrest, CA.


Job Description:

  • Sources, negotiates and purchases fiber optic cabling and networking fabricated parts, machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, and/or supplies and incidental services necessary for operation of fiber optic installation services for Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at NAWS China Lake.

  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.
  • Monitors performance of suppliers. Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluates areas of opportunity to leverage material acquisitions.
  • Tracks data to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.
  • Negotiates with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.
  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records.
  • Prepares request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages.
  • Reviews license agreements, negotiates terms and conditions, and works with requester, legal, cyber security and privacy to reduce and mitigate risk to SAIC and our government customer.



  • Bachelors and three (3) years or more of related experience; Masters and one year of related experience


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active Interim Secret Clearance or Full Secret Clearance.

Required Skills:

  • Proven experience with US Navy or DoD procurement and purchasing methods, processes and systems.
  • Experience in buying across various commodities (electronics, mechanical, cables, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve contractual and performance issues with suppliers.
  • Knowledge of determining best sources and appropriate prices in procuring material for US Navy customers.
  • Experience with specification writing and with methods analyzing supplies and materials.
  • Strong knowledge of industry and market conditions.
  • Exceptional negotiation and problem-solving skills.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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