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Sarasota, FL 34243

Posted: 01/25/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 24685 Pay Rate: $ 70000.00 - $ 75000.00

Job Description

Job Description: Buyer Role
Company: Impact Business Group
Location: Tampa, Florida
Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, our client is a dynamic force in both the commercial and defense military industries. We support a wide range of equipment, ammunition, and firearms. As a Veteran Owned Small Business, our client is committed to providing excellence to our customers with unwavering integrity. We take pride in fostering a work environment that reflects these core values. With an exceptional core team already in place, we are looking for talented individuals to join us in fulfilling exciting opportunities on the horizon
Position: Buyer
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Negotiate for the best pricing and ensure that materials and products meet contract specifications.
  • Adhere to our clients procurement standards throughout the order process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Understand the requirements of both domestic and international contracts.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in U.S. Department of Defense procurements and requirements for subcontractors on such programs.
  • Manage purchase orders, ensuring they comply with the requirements of the prime contracts.
  • Monitor payment timeliness to suppliers and the completion of products.
  • Manage Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) processes.
  • Maintain a database of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Establish and maintain a supplier rating system.
  • Conduct supplier vetting and due diligence.
  • Monitor and manage supplier performance and communicate updates to Program Teams.
  • Support logistics with freight details and scheduled shipping.
  • Communicate order status.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • At least 3 years of experience with U.S. DoD Contracting and/or Subcontracting.
  • At least 2 years of experience with international subcontracting and interaction with international manufacturers.
  • Experience and competency with technical documentation required for DoD subcontracts for defense items.
  • Experience enforcing inspection, testing, and acceptance requirements on U.S. DoD subcontractors.
  • Experience identifying and implementing prime contract requirements into subcontracts (both foreign and domestic).
  • Experience negotiating the terms and conditions of subcontracts (Certification preferred).
  • Strong multitasking skills with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Prior firearm and defense industry experience preferred.
  • Prior customer service experience preferred.
  • ISO 9001:2015 training preferred.
Background check/drug screening required
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and status as a protected veteran.
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