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Procurement Associate-Huntsville, AL-PERM in Huntsville, AL at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/2/2019

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Job Description

Location: Huntsville, AL
Salary: $48,000 yrly
PERM

DESCRIPTION

Candidate will procure goods, including software and hardware and administer purchase orders of moderate dollar value, risk, and complexity and will report to the Purchasing Manager.

DUTIES:

Responsibilities include 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

Purchase order administration/file maintenance

Closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management, including negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other subcontract provisions

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

Recommends suppliers based on gathered information and may also recommend improvements to procurement processes and procedures

Assume other responsibilities as requested in support of departmental goals and objectives

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors degree and 1 year of experience or Masters degree and zero experience (4 years experience in lieu of degree)

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Excellent time management skills

Solid communications skills, both written and oral. Ability to communicate across several levels of staff and customers/vendors

Strong team player

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and Outlook

Knowledge of government procurement and Federal Acquisition Regulations

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Exhibit critical thinking and analytical skills

DESIRED SKILLS:

Previous team leadership experience

Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment or information technology

Job Requirements

Location: Huntsville, AL Salary: $48,000 yrly PERM DESCRIPTION Candidate will procure goods, including software and hardware and administer purchase orders of moderate dollar value, risk, and complexity and will report to the Purchasing Manager. DUTIES: Responsibilities include 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 Purchase order administration/file maintenance Closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management, including negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other subcontract provisions 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 Recommends suppliers based on gathered information and may also recommend improvements to procurement processes and procedures Assume other responsibilities as requested in support of departmental goals and objectives REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree and 1 year of experience or Masters degree and zero experience (4 years experience in lieu of degree) REQUIRED SKILLS: Excellent time management skills Solid communications skills, both written and oral. Ability to communicate across several levels of staff and customers/vendors Strong team player Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and Outlook Knowledge of government procurement and Federal Acquisition Regulations Ability to work independently with minimal supervision Exhibit critical thinking and analytical skills DESIRED SKILLS: Previous team leadership experience Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment or information technology

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