Our client in the Ashburn, VA area has an immediate need for a Procurement Specialist for a 6 month+ contract!
The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for procuring goods and services to support company and program requirements, interfacing with suppliers, and ensuring compliance with Government and corporate policies and requirements.
Performs daily procurement activity by processing requisitions, issuing request for quotes/proposals, and performing appropriate analysis in order to meet desired cost and schedule requirements in support of manufacturing and program activities.
Addresses quality and design concerns in collaboration with Quality Assurance, Program Engineering and/or Operations Engineering.
Develops and enhances relationships with strategic supplier/partners; serves as the primary contact with suppliers, and supports the initial qualification and then fostering a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers and their management.
Actively works on and supports the development of new technologies and supplier capabilities.
Drives cost savings and quality improvement projects.
Coordinates quality issues with suppliers as required and manages supplier returns.
Review open invoices and insures timely three way match requirements to keep all suppliers current.
Reduces procurement cost and improves responsiveness by analyzing supply chain and commodity trends, measuring and reporting results as well as enhancing established procedures.
Draft and negotiate non-disclosure agreements with suppliers.
Other duties as assigned.
4 - 10 years purchasing or material management.
Must be independent and able to work with little direction.
Firm understanding of procurement practices.
Extensive experience sourcing build-to-print circuit card assemblies, and/or mechanical assemblies, and/or machined components custom components.
Understands and clearly communicates design specifications to suppliers, including the ability to read and comprehend complex part drawings and specifications.
Familiarity with quality management systems, such as ISO 9001 or AS 9100.
Strong analytical background.
Experience working and interfacing with Suppliers, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Quality, and Engineering.
Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment
Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
Proficient with Microsoft Office products
Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)