Serco Buyer IV - Reston, VA NC52155780 in Reston, Virginia

Buyer IV - Reston, VA NC52155780Reston, VA, US

Job Description You will be 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.

Specific duties include:

-Develops RFQs/ RFPs for products and services of a higher complexity including 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/ proposals. 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. 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 cost, 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 fulfil 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.

-Manages and administers the Serco P-Card program. Provides support in the processing of new applications, as well as processing changes in credit limits and per transaction limits. Also responsible for administering the suspension and terminations of p-cards where activity does not adhere to P-Card Policy or misuse of the card.

-Conducts routine monitoring of p-card activity for compliance with P-Card Policy. This includes restricted transactions due to the MCC restriction system, the splitting of transactions to stay under the micro purchase threshold limit and any other transactions deemed non-business in nature.

Required Skills A bachelor's degree. At least 8 years of relevant experience. Knowledge of, procurement law/regulations and related legal concepts. Excellent analytical, written and communication skills including presentation skills. Strong negotiation skills. Knowledge of business principles. Developing understanding of Intellectual Property issues. Works on a diverse range of complex problems.

Employment Type Full time

Career Level

Job ID 52155780

Company Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc, one of the world’s leading and most admired service companies. Serco serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian government and commercial customers. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has approximately 10,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $6 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. Serco recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset. Our successes directly relate 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. Our employees personally can make a difference. 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. Our focus on Bringing Service to Life is more than a tagline, it’s the way we get things done, the way we talk with each other, and the way we interact and respect each other. We succeed by encouraging and generating new ideas. We trust our people to deliver. We are passionate about building innovative and successful Serco businesses. Our most powerful tool in improving performance is to instill a stimulating culture where people feel they can personally make a difference. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

Functional Area Logistics Supply Operations