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Buyer IV- Herndon, Virginia (HQ)

Herndon, VA, US
Job Description Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine quotes are fair and reasonable and meet all government procurement requirements. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. Typically reports to a manager or unit head. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Develops RFQs for products and services of a higher complexity and single/ sole source requirements; evaluates source justifications; evaluates bids and documents awards; negotiates PO terms; engages suppliers in best value negotiations; awards POs and monitors supplier compliance with PO terms; resolves performance issues; closes out POs; routinely provides ad hoc guidance to more junior staff including providing formal training.

- Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers with limited supervision. Ensures timely acquisitions of products or services from known sources of supply. Negotiate and source procurements of moderate risk and complexity. In this role you will have the opportunity to negotiate and source procurements of moderate value, risk and complexity. Perform negotiations with key suppliers regarding costs, terms, and delivery schedule.

- Providing inputs into procurement decisions including award evaluation criteria, subcontract type, supplier selection, procurement process lead times, and procurement planning.

- Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items and determines successful bidders based on price. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers. Evaluates suppliers as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. Perform negotiations with key suppliers regarding costs, terms, and delivery schedule.

- Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery. Resolves shipment quantity discrepancies and facilitates the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel. Able to lead supplier issue resolution, including settlement of damage claims. Assessing supplier responses to corrective action requests.

- Able to lead process improvement initiatives and assists Supply Chain planning strategies.

- Understands and complies with Serco Procurement policies and procedures. Possess a thorough understanding of federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations. Ensures compliance with all applicable requirements under limited supervision. Supporting and following government purchasing regulations and assuring compliance with all internal requirements. Documenting purchase orders to comply with company policies and procedures.

- Responsible for commodities or assignments requiring application of advanced purchasing principles and concepts. Responsible for procuring major and critical production commodities and materials. Able to recommend and execute techniques for evaluating offerors based on factors in addition to price.

- Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability. Ensuring all communications regarding procurement status are generated, presented and distributed to appropriate personnel.

- Supporting internal, customer, and external compliance audits.
Required Skills - Requires a Bachelor's degree and 8-10 years of experience.
Employment Type Full time
Career Level
Job ID 52632318
Company Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. federal civilian agencies, the intelligence community, the Government of Canada, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco has approximately 6,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset, and our success directly relates to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco's people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. We trust our people to deliver. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).
Functional AreaLogistics Supply Operations
DepartmentSerco’s Corporate departments include Finance, Human Resources, IT, Business Development, Legal, Communications and Corporate Services. All of our Corporate departments are focused on supporting our teams delivering on their contracts and working on the front-line with our customers.
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