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Job #: R-00007662
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Category: Purchasing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Senior Buyer located in our Oak Ridge, Tennessee facility. The Senior Buyer is responsible for the procurement of software, software maintenance, goods and services company-wide.

Responsibilities include:
• The development and negotiation of favorable prices, terms, schedules and other provisions of purchase orders and acquisition contracts, ensuring consistency with client requirements and procurement policies/procedures with minimal guidance.
• Purchase order administration/file maintenance, closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management.
• Creating complex solicitations, supporting proposals, conducting complex price and cost analysis, negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other subcontract provisions.
• 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.
• Reviews proposals, and selects or recommends suppliers based on gathered information.
• May also recommend improvements to procurement processes and procedures.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree coupled with 4+ year's business experience; OR an Associate's degree coupled with 6+ year's business experience; OR a HS Diploma coupled with 8-10+ years of business experience.
• Prior experience buying software and or tangible goods is required.
• Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation desired.
• CostPoint experience preferred.
• Experience negotiating terms and conditions.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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