Lead Buyer, Sourcing Operations IT Purchasing


Job Description:

The Lead Buyer, Sourcing Operations, IT Purchasing role is directly supporting day-to-day operations of IT Software purchasing for the corporation. Works to achieve day-to-day objectives with major impacts on IT Purchasing Team success. Makes significant improvements across multiple areas and programs contributing to successful execution of IT purchasing to ensure products are delivered on time and represent the best value for Leidos and its customers. Assists with supplier communications, procurement reviews, negotiations of terms and conditions, and program procurement coordination activities for the IT commodity category. Will possess knowledge of FAR and DFAR and other federal procurement regulations. Responsible for day-to-day supporting of team members, and work assignments for the IT Purchasing function. Assists with employee training and growth.

Primary Responsibilities

Supplier contract negotiation and administration; supplier communication, sourcing, and driving cost savings.

May provide feedback in support of supplier relationship management; regulatory compliance, and risk management activities to support buying team and supply chain goals.

Communicates with stakeholders across the organization to ensure customer and program requirements are met through the procurement process.

Requires ability to collaborate cross-functionally regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Provides various support activities.

Supports and reviews the work of professional buyers and assists the team as needed.

Requires practical knowledge in l execution of processes, projects and tactics within IT Purchasing product area.

Develops or reviews prime contract flowdown documents to ensure compliance with prime contract requirements and to minimize company liability.

Support internal/external audit activities, including Purchase Order file reviews, as well as, data request from internal / external customers.

Focus on development and training of staff.

Basic Qualifications

Typically requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years or prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.

Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations. Must have experience with all contract types and a working knowledge of FAR/DFAR

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Knowledge in government contracts, municipal, and commercial contracts preferred.

Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.

Must have the interpersonal skills to work effectively with others within the team and collaborate cross-functionally.

Preferred Qualifications

CostPoint experience preferred.

Experience negotiating terms and conditions or license agreements preferred.

Knowledge of IT products

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