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Buyer III, Supply Chain Strategy and Growth

Company: Amentum
Location: Olympia
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Amentum is seeking a **Buyer III, Supply Chain Strategy and Growth** to join our Team! This position is CONUS remote with minimal travel requirements. Under general direction, sources a high volume and variety of materials, supplies, and services to support proposals. **US Citizenship is Required. This position is approved for Remote-Telework.**
Support the Business Development group in obtaining pricing for proposal efforts, establishing Blanket Purchase Agreements when suitable for recurring material requirements, and available to support transitions of new prime contracts for Amentum. The Buyer 3 Strategy and Growth will assist with the development of procurement strategy, specific supplier strategies, and bid details for new business opportunities. The position is expected have proposal support experience and be comfortable working in a dynamic and demanding environment.
**Essential Responsibilities:**
+ Apply sound procurement techniques to support acquisition planning, acquisition strategies, and subsequent acquisition of materials and simple services
+ Maintain a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and standard commercial procurement practices.
+ Develop sourcing lists for various commodities to support the development of requests for information (RFIs), quotations (RFQs), proposals (RFPs), and invitations to bid. Completing Bills of Materials (BoMs) in coordination with pricing and business development.
+ Qualify potential suppliers.
+ Review solicitation responses and perform relevant analyses to include price and cost, Statement of Work compliance, delivery terms, payment terms, and other terms and conditions of the procurement.
+ Serve as a business advisor to internal customers, providing alternative solutions to requested items when such solution would provide a benefit to the Company (i.e., enhanced performance, cost savings, or positive schedule impact).
+ Negotiate all aspects of procurements to include price, payment and delivery terms, quality requirements, and other factors with suppliers to achieve the best value procurement possible.
+ Coordinates the vetting of potential partners following standard practices and ensures suppliers meet the minimum requirements of being an approved supplier.
+ Follows guidance from Global Supply Chain, Business Development and Pricing management team to obtain pricing, past performance and technical information from suppliers for Amentum proposals.
+ Assists in the development of databases and/or tools that access historical pricing and SOWs to expedite the procurement process.
+ Leverages best practices and provide guidance on prioritizing of efforts to shape competitive bid and overall procurement strategy.
+ Must have the ability to listen, diagnose and work in a team environment to create solutions. Effective teambuilding and negotiation skills with an ability to influence stakeholders with competing interests while maintaining compliance.
+ Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
**Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:**
+ BA/BS in Business, Supply Chain Management or a related discipline is required. Equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
+ 5+ years purchasing experience in support of a Federal prime contract in a CPSR compliant environment.
+ Experience supporting material sourcing for proposal support.
+ Experience managing strategic purchasing agreements (i.e., blanket purchase agreements)
+ Must be proficient in basic office software applications (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer).
+ Must exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information and adhere to high standards of confidentiality and honesty.
+ Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
+ Proficiency in Costpoint ERP platform is desired.
+ Minimum travel may be required to other locations (up to 10%)
+ Ability to obtain/maintain a US Government security clearance.
Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veterans status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
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EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans
Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veterans status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
Labor Law Posters (https://postings.govdocs.com/#/vxSkbztPuAwwxfs)
EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

Keywords: Amentum, Olympia , Buyer III, Supply Chain Strategy and Growth, Professions , Olympia, Washington

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