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Senior Buyer

Job ID: 2014780
Location: OAK RIDGE, TN, United States
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2020
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 Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC currently has a job opening for a Senior Buyer to support our IT Software and Hardware purchasing  team.  Candidate will procure goods and administer purchase orders of moderate to high dollar value, risk, and complexity. 

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES: 
  • 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
  • Administer and maintain Purchase Order files in accordance with all SAIC policies and procedures
  • 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 in support of departmental goals and objectives
 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or equivalent and ten (10)) years or more related experience; Or Bachelors and six (6) years or more of related experience; Or Masters and four (4) years or more experience; Or PhD and 0 years related experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Understanding of the FAR and DFAR
  • 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
  • Experience working under government procurement and Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • 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 SKILLS:

  • Experience purchasing of all types of material items and related Services 
  • Previous team leadership experience
 
 
 



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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