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Job #: R-00054891
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Category: Procurement
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations of purchasing components, machines & equipment product for the corporation. Implements strategies related to successful execution of purchasing to ensure products are delivered on time and represent the best value for Leidos and its customers. Assists with supplier assessments, review and negotiations of terms and conditions, and program procurement coordination activities for the Industrial Materials commodity category. Will possess knowledge of FAR and DFAR and other federal procurement regulations. This leader also takes responsibility for individual and team employee development, sets employee objectives and monitors the status to achieving those objectives at staff levels.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supplier contract negotiation and administration; supplier development, sourcing, and driving cost savings.
  • May engage in supplier relationship management; regulatory compliance, and risk management activities to support buying team and supply chain goals.
  • Communicates with stakeholders across the organization to ensure customer and program requirements are met through the procurement process.
  • Requires ability to collaborate cross-functionally regarding policies, practices and procedures.
  • Manages a mid-sized team consisting of Industrial Material commodity buyers. Leads, directs, and reviews the work of professional buyers and supports team as needed.
  • Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within Industrial Material Purchasing product area.
  • Develops or reviews prime contract flowdown documents to ensure compliance with prime contract requirements and to minimize company liability.
  • Support internal/external audit activities, including Purchase Order file reviews, as well as, data request from internal / external customers.
  • Focus on development and training of staff.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 5+ years or prior relevant experience or Masters with 3+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • 2+ years of demonstrated success supervising or leading teams or projects.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations. Must have experience with all contract types and a working knowledge of FAR/DFAR
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Process improvement experience.
  • Knowledge in government contracts, municipal, and commercial contracts preferred.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Must have the interpersonal skills to deal effectively with executive management and staff regarding Procurement issues with high degrees of complexity and work issues to resolution.

Preferred Qualifications

Deltek Costpoint experience preferred.

Experience procuring components/machines/equipment

       Experience working build to print and CUI/CDI procurements is desired

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About Leidos

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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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