Senior Buyer

Largo, FL 33773

Posted: 08/21/2018 Industry: Professional Job Number: 495846
Job Title: Senior Buyer
Job Location Largo, FL
Title Buyer III
Position Summary
Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of commodities or major subcontract items.

Duties and Responsibilities
Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of commodities or major subcontract items
Facilitate and manage any supplier issues (i.e. cost, quality, delivery, customer service)
Manage all aspects of supplier including A/P holds
Initiate and follow through on any supplier changes (Engineering Change Notices)
Lead negotiations and apply knowledge of commercial contract law and guidelines, practices and requirements to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions and to minimize risk
Establish and maintain sound professional relationships with suppliers. Resolve issues (e.g. pricing, quality, timing, claims, contract disputes, etc.) associated with terms and conditions of service agreements
Understand demand/spend profile for commodity areas, and provide this information as necessary
Track and report cost savings or avoidances
Maintain current accurate records and files of all vendor agreements and related procurement records
Communicate supplier performance including supplier visits as required
Be the primary contact between DRS personnel and assigned suppliers
Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company

Basic Qualifications
5+ years of experience
Requires a bachelors degree or equivalent experience in related field and 5 years of experience in Purchasing
Requires the ability to understand military specs and read blue prints
Requires the ability to understand and adhere to all laws pertaining to procurement, contracts, breach by contract, etc.
Knowledge and use of price and cost analysis
Strong negotiating skills

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