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Senior Buyer

Job ID: 2114823
Location: OAK RIDGE, TN, United States
Date Posted: Oct 20, 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: No
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Job Description


SAIC currently has a job opening for a Senior Buyer to support our build to print team purchasing fabricated and electronic components. Candidate will procure goods and administer purchase orders of moderate to high dollar value, risk, and complexity.
This position is 100% remote, candidates local to Oak Ridge, TN preferred.


  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Lead cost savings initiatives to meet program goals 
  • Assume other responsibilities as requested


Required Education and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of related experience 
  • 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 Qualifictions:

  • Experience purchasing fabricated and electronics   
  • Previous team leadership experience 
  • Ability to read engineered drawings

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.



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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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