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Procurement Associate

Job ID: 216796
Location: REMOTE WORK, TN, United States
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2021
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: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an aggressive and highly adaptable individual to join its Procurement Team as a Procurement Associate. Individual must be able to work in a high paced, team environment and must be organized and detail oriented. Candidates local to the Oak Ridge/Knoxville, TN areas highly preferred. This position can be worked 100% remote nationwide.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Sources, negotiates and purchases IT Hardware and software, fabricated parts, machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies and incidental services necessary for operation of an organization or program.
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.
  • Frequently communicate with internal company and external contacts.
  • 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.
  • Limited use and/or application of principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Limited knowledge of industry practices and standards. Receives predetermined work assignment with specific instructions.
  • Solves routine problems of limited scope and complexity following established policies and procedures.
  • Work is closely supervised.
  • Follow specific, detailed instructions.
  • Contributions are usually limited to task-related activities.
  • Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor, project leaders, and other professionals in the group.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and zero (0) years’ of related experience. Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related field is preferred.
  • High school diploma/GED equivalent and four (4) years' of equivalent experience accepted in lieu of a degree.

Required Skills:

  • Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Solid negotiation, oral, and written communication skills are required.
  • Must possess a positive and proactive attitude and ability to handle multiple high visibility critical tasks simultaneously.

Target salary range: $45,001 - $55,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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 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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