The Leidos Security Enterprise Solutions (SES) Operation is seeking a Lead Buyer to support Product Development and Strategic Sourcing. Under little supervision, the Lead Buyer is responsible for working with Product Line Management and Engineering to identify, source and develop suppliers, establish sourcing strategies along with negotiating the purchase of goods and materials. Activities span the entire procurement and product lifecycle.
- Supplier sourcing and contract negotiations, procurement of goods and services in support of internal R&D or direct contract requirements
- Support new product introduction activities
- Assist with product development by defining material needed, providing drawings when appropriate
- General knowledge of documentation, drawings, datasheets, solid models in support of quotations
- Terms and conditions review for regulatory compliance, applicable flow downs and risk management assessments
- Purchase execution to include:
- Obtain quotations
- Place POs and maintain compliant purchase order files
- Conduct supplier cost management, competition and price analysis
- Manage schedule of product to meet demand
- Manage order closeout reconciliation of goods receipts and invoices as required
- Process non-conformances and vendor returns
- Liaison between supply base and internal customers; establish and maintain meaningful relationships with strategic suppliers.
- Supports integration activities as directed
- 10 - 12 years of experience in procurement. Bachelor’s degree is desired but not required.
- Experience managing a team of procurement professionals
- New Product Introduction and Engineering Support experience
- Great organization skills and attention to detail
- Positive attitude and a willingness to progress into tasks of greater responsibility
- Experience interpreting technical documents, drawings and/or schematics for quotation purposes
- Experience in strategic sourcing
- Management of a large, complex supplier
Pay Range:Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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® 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 $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
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.
Securing Your Data
Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the Leidos.com automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].
If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Commitment to Diversity
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.