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Procurement Principal

Job ID: 2200562
Location: CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Category: Procurement
Subcategory: Procurement
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has a unique opportunity for the right candidate in SAIC's Materials Procurement Group.  This position will be supporting the great men and women defending our nation.  This position will require someone that has a get it done attitude and can handle a high intensity environment with the customer working directly with them.  Procurement experience and a mission focused attitude is an absolute must to ensure success.  Candidates must be organized and detail oriented with the ability to make critical decisions quickly, and hunt down solutions when faced with a challenge that could impact the mission.

***This position is 50% remote, with occasional travel required***


  • Issue purchase orders for goods and services supporting SAIC's customers (DOD, Federal or Civilian Agencies)
  • Issues Requests for Quote in accordance with prime contract requirements
  • Review and edit vendor license agreements to ensure license agreements are in compliance with Prime Contract requirements
  • 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  
  • Closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management, including negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other contract provisions 
  • 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



Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related experience
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret SCI Clearance and travel to Fort Bragg, NC on occasion when required
  • Understanding of cost/price analysis concepts and be able to implement on complex supplier proposals and agreements
  • 5+  years of experience in government procurement and Federal Acquisition regulations 
  • Previous experience purchasing goods and services in support of government prime contracts
  • Previous FAR/DFAR experience
  • Previous purchasing experience in a supply chain management environment
  • 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, lead, 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  


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt 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.

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