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ASRC Federal Holding Company Buyer (supporting NASA, Goddard) in Greenbelt, Maryland

ASRC Federal Facilities Logistics, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal, is seeking a Buyer to support our programs at NASA in Greenbelt, MD.

Description:

Under the general supervision of the Sr. Purchasing Manager and the Program Manager, the Buyer performs a wide range of purchasing activities.

  • Purchase materials, equipment, supplies and services from local and nationwide commercial businesses.

  • Utilize Company automated maintenance and procurement systems (Costpoint) in the order, receipt, and shipment of material, records, mail, and/or equipment. Utilize vendor internet interfaces to track incoming shipments.

  • Analyze Purchase Requisitions (PR) for appropriate authorization level, specifications, shipping, and delivery requirements. Proactively resolves customer issues by going beyond the request to understand the need. Issue Requests for Quotation (RFQ).

  • Award and administer Purchase Orders (PO) used to purchase material, equipment, tools, food, supplies, transportation, services and utilities for internal customers on authority of approved requisitions and in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and contract requirements.

  • Track the status of commercial purchases and respond to requests for information regarding the status of these purchases.

  • Contact vendors to follow up on POs and the status of overdue deliveries. Evaluate vendor performance and facilitate proactive continuous process improvement.

  • Determine that prices paid are fair and reasonable and perform cost analysis. Source continuously for improved and/or less costly materials and supplies.

  • Maintain effective communications with customers and take proactive measures to meet lead-time required for obtaining materials.

  • Document all purchases in accordance with applicable contractor and Government requirements. Maintain Federally complaint PO files at all time. Compliance is 50% of the job.

  • Maintain a suspense file of POs, shipping and receipt documents for each order until order is complete.

  • Coordinate invoices with Accounts Payable and revise POs to reflect credits, cores, and returns.

  • Proactively plan and coordinate work activities to meet outcomes beneficial to the customer and project needs.

  • Perform administrative duties and maintains assigned workplace, materials, and equipment in a safe, secure, and neat manner. Maintain records and files related to job responsibilities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 1-2 + years of experience; in-lieu of degree 4 years of experience is required.

  • Federal procurement experience and knowledge within Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

  • Experience procuring, sourcing, and negotiating the buying of machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization

  • Experience using automated purchasing and maintenance management systems

  • Ability to project supply requirements

  • US citizen required; must possess the ability to pass a background.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to proactively assist customers with their immediate and long-term needs.

  • Ability to be flexible while still maintaining high standards of professionalism to perform under deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a volatile and diverse environment.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and prioritize daily work assignments.

Preferred Skills:

  • (2) years of experience using federal purchasing procedures for a wide range of specialized maintenance materials, supplies, and equipment

  • Knowledge of local and beyond supply sources

  • Ability to project supply requirements

  • Experience using Cost Point (ERP)

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.