Leidos is seeking an Associate Buyer located in our Oak Ridge, Tennessee facility. The Associate Buyer is responsible for the procurement of various components, machines, and equipment.
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 under supervisor guidance.
Purchase order administration/file maintenance, closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management.
Creating solicitations, supporting proposals, conducting price and cost analysis, negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other subcontract provisions. Procurement of moderate complexity and risk, with some work being more complex and/or riskier with supervisor assistance.
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.
Completes larger procurements with moderate manager oversight.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with less than 1 year business experience; OR an Associate’s degree coupled with more than 1 year business experience; OR a HS Diploma coupled with 3-5+ years of business experience. Prior experience buying tangible goods is required.
Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Strong Customer Service mentality.
Ability to multi-task and strong organizational skills.
CostPoint experience preferred.
Terms and Conditions negotiation experience preferred.
Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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 www.Leidos.com.
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