Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Buyer located in our Oak Ridge, Tennessee facility. The Buyer is responsible for the procurement of various components, machines, and equipment.

Primary Responsibilities

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 under supervisor guidance.

Purchase order administration/file maintenance, closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management.

Creating solicitations, supporting proposals, conducting price and cost analysis, negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other subcontract provisions. Procurement of moderate complexity and risk, with some work being more complex and/or riskier with supervisor assistance.

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.

Reviews proposals and selects or recommends suppliers based on gathered information.

May also recommend improvements to procurement processes and procedures.

Completes larger procurements with some manager oversight.

Basic Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelors degree coupled with 2-4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience, OR high school diploma, coupled with equivalent experience.

Prior experience buying tangible goods is required.

Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Strong Customer Service mentality.

Ability to multi-task and strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

CostPoint experience preferred.

Terms and Conditions negotiation experience preferred.

Pay Range: