• Senior Buyer

    NANAHerndon, VA 22095

    Job #1575442144

  • Senior Buyer


    Akima is an Alaska NativeCorporation (ANC) with 30 years of federal contracting experience and over7,500 employees supporting more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders in the NANAregion of Alaska. Akima provides thebackbone infrastructure to support more than 40 socio-economically disadvantagedsmall businesses (SDBs) with mature business processes and shared back-officesupport services normally only found in a Fortune 500 defense contractor. Ouremployees form one of the broadest skill sets in all of governmentand industry delivering services and solutions in fields as diverse asaviation, construction, facilities and logistics, information technology, protectiveservices and detention management, and systems engineering. We continually lookfor the very best and brightest to support our commitment to superior outcomesacross today's most complex and critical missions ~~~ learn more about Akima, LLC and opportunities across ourfamily of companies, ~~~.

    Job Summary:

    The individual will be responsible for executingprocurement activities such as: proposal support, supplier identification andsolicitation, source selection, placement of purchase order awards, and postaward administration of low to moderate dollar value transactions for variousprograms in Akima and its family of companies. Must have a basic understandingof FAR/DFAR and other Government agency specific regulations. Have a minimum of3-4 years of purchasing or subcontract experience, a basic understanding ofprice analysis methodologies, have an intermediate knowledge of the MS OfficeSuite and MS SharePoint, have excellent communication, organizational andwriting skills, be a self-starter, and able to carry out responsibilities withminimum supervision.


    • Sources and purchases parts, services, and/or suppliesnecessary for operation of an organization.

    • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibilityof buying products and to establish price objectives.

    • Compiles information to keep informed on price trends.

    • Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers'operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest costconsistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.

    • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices and terms,selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up on orders placed, verifiesdelivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records.

    • Prepares bid packages

    • Provides procurement support for proposal efforts asrequired

    • Develops award files compliant with company andgovernment policies and regulations

    PurchaseCard (PCard) Administrator - process new pcard applications, update chargecodes in USBank system, work with A/P to upload cycle data, audit monthly pcardpackages submitted by card holders.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience required or bachelor's degree in business or related field plus 2 years of experience

    • Basic understanding of FAR/DFAR and other Government agency specific regulations

    • Working knowledge of different subcontract types including FFP, T&M, Cost Plus and hybrids

    • Basic understanding of price analysis methodologies

    • Minimum 1 year of CostPoint experience to include material modules for purchasing

    • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite

    • Knowledge of MS SharePoint

    • Experience in a CPSR environment

    The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law .

    We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services ~~~ ~~~. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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    Job: Contracts, Pricing & Procurement

    Primary Location: US-VA-Herndon

    Shift: Day Job

    Req ID: AKI04538