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Director of Purchasing

Company name

Chantilly, VA, United States

Employment Type

Purchasing, Manager, Operations, Executive

Posted on
Jan 30,2019

Valid Through
May 15,2019

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United States of America - Virginia, Chantilly

Job Summary

We have an immediate opportunity for a Director of Purchasing in Chantilly, Virginia. The ideal candidate must have at least 15 years of experience with strong knowledge of logistics, strategic sourcing, materials management and ERP applications.

The Director of Purchasing is responsible for overseeing the buying of materials and services for the Federal Business Services. This responsibility involves negotiating prices with vendors and evaluating the quality of available products. The Associate Director of Purchasing will meet with various types of suppliers and stakeholders to ensure timely flow of supplies to the programs.

This position will lead and develop a procurement team that will have responsibility for supporting the company’s acquisition and materials management of goods and services for defined projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

Direct and/or advise procurement managers and leads

Plan and monitor procurement utilizations to ensure a balance workload

Coordinate and review procurement documentation such as purchase orders, agreements, modification task/delivery orders, solicitations, cost/price analyses, negotiation memorandums, justifications, determinations, special contract provisions, representations, certifications and correspondence.

Manage requests for quotations, evaluate proposals and quotations, determine offer responsiveness, responsibility, and eligibility for award, and provide support for discussions and negotiations, cost/price analyses, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Labor Law, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), audit, environmental reporting, and technical compliance.

Provide suggestions to others as a subject matter expert.

Review purchase requisitions.

Ensure procurement documentations are compliant with regulatory requirements and policies and procedures

Conduct file reviews in support of Government audits.

Coordinate with accounting and finance department in administering procurement invoicing and payments, and closeout process.

Monitor and track supplier deliverables.

Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers

Maintain a Government compliant filing system through SharePoint

Maintain awareness of market conditions and delivery trends to determine future material availability and pricing probability through coordination with the strategic sourcing team

Prepare Negotiation Strategies and Negotiate Contracts

Resolves disputes with suppliers

Support Proposal Efforts by obtaining Competitive Pricing, Identifying Potential Team Members, and Preparing Proposal Write-ups

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Examinations of bids and proposals and ensuring awards are based on competition and fair and reasonable

Work with the sourcing, operations and senior management to help identify and deploy solutions to assure adequate on-hand inventories and timely acquisition of materials to support customer and mission requirements

Define and leverage Company spending to take advantage of purchasing strategies, quantity discounts, expedited deliveries, inventory management, and reduced shipment costs

Establish Master Ordering Agreements and or Blanket Purchasing Agreements based on competitive bidding and award process to support just-in-time, phased, or planned delivery of frequent repeatable requirements or never-out inventory requirements that are outside of the sourcing organization purview

Work with the sourcing team to develop sourcing strategies on various commodities

Continually seek ways to streamline and decrease costs and increase quality of purchasing and materials management services

Drive approved Company processes, procedures, transaction methods, identification and use of approved suppliers and selection processes, ongoing supplier management, data collection, negotiation, performance improvement, cost reduction and communication strategies

Responsible to execute Company purchase order placements within the rules defined internally along with the specific guidelines of each supplier that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions of sale

Foster close working and collaborative relationships with Operations and Procurement and Supply Chain Management organization

Must have understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, DFARS, DEARS, AFARS and Public Laws (e.g., Dodd Frank Act, Conflict Minerals, CUI, etc.)

Must perform procurement file reviews; provide training, and mentoring of procurement and supply chain professionals

Must be able to identify business process/technology gaps, training opportunities and process improvements

Complies with safety and corporate guideline on business ethics

Manage purchase requisitions and backlogs at an acceptable level

Minimum Requirements

Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in Business, Management or in a technical discipline or any combination of formal training and experience in the field of Contracts and Procurement, equivalent to 10 or more years.

Must have in-depth knowledge of contract types such as cost-plus, fixed-price, cost reimbursable, the Service Contract Act, FAR and DFAR clauses and special provisions.

Must possess an in-depth working knowledge of the accounting functions within the Company.

Must be computer literate and possess knowledge of computer-based tools to include database maintenance, personal computer operations, word-processing and spreadsheet software.

Knowledge of Cost Point procurement system.

Must possess good written and verbal communication skills to effectively accomplish the duties and tasks of the position.

Must qualify for and maintain a government security clearance and possess a current state issued driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification as a Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) or related certification highly desired.

CPRS Documentation Skills

Supply Management experience

Negotiation Skills

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Procurement

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 205832BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Company Profile
Twenty-five years ago, AECOM was formed when a handful of Ashland Inc. employees shared a dream of creating an industry-leading firm dedicated to making the world a better place. On April 6, 1990, AECOM became an independent company formed by the merger of five Ashland entities. While our official founding was in 1990, some of our predecessor firms had distinguished histories dating back more than 110 years. Since then, more than 50 companies have joined AECOM and, in 2007, we became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACM).

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