BUYER, SENIOR (Salary)

  • Parsons Corporation
  • Aiken, SC, USA
  • Oct 10, 2019
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

If you like to work in fastpaced environment and are interested in supporting cyber security and engineering services by purchasing materials on government projects, Parsons has an opportunity for you! Join our team as a senior buyer and gain experience in one of Parsons’ fastest growing business units today!

Responsibilities:  
Analyzes purchasing requisitions to ensure clarity and completeness in description of materials and equipment, quantity and quality requirements, proper authorization of funding, delivery requirements, mode of transportation, and proper support documentation.  
Maintains a list of qualified suppliers, by commodity, approved by the project and/or department.  
Prepares and issues Requests for Quotation to qualified bidders.   Analyzes bid quotations for responsiveness to Requests for Quotations, evaluating factors such as commercial terms and conditions, price, delivery, financial status, technical capability, quality control, and geographical location of shipping point.  
Negotiates, or assists in the negotiation of, best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting costs. 
Prepares Bid Analysis Summary.  
Submits Bid Analysis Summary to project and Procurement management for approval in accordance with established policies and procedures. 
Issues, or assists in issuing, purchase orders after securing required approvals.  
Makes comparative analyses of price and delivery conditions, availability and quality of material, and new sources of supply.  
Establishes and maintains auditable purchase order files.  Ensures that classified or sealed bid documents are properly stored.  
Closes out purchase orders following confirmation of the successful completion of all contractual and procedural requirements.  
May provide technical guidance to lowerlevel Buyers, assigning and reviewing their work, and training them in purchasing procedures and the use of DMCS, as appropriate.  
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications:
3+ years of related work experience is required
Knowledge of purchasing practices in the engineering and construction industry
Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing DMCS is preferred
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in business administration, economics, or a related field