Sr. Buyer


Center Hill, Florida

15 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Buyer
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL

Job Summary:
Reports to and receives operational direction from Procurement Management. Receives functional guidance form the global business unit Purchasing Manager. Provides supervision, training and guidance to other purchasing personnel. Maintains working relationships with project Procurement personnel and other project discipline supervisors in order to perform assigned duties. Maintains contacts with global business unit Procurement personnel, including functional supervisors, and other Procurement supervisors of Expediting, Supplier Quality, Traffic & Logistics, and Field Procurement to coordinate the project Purchasing operations and to maintain an awareness of the performance and operating problems of contractors on other jobs. Coordinate the development of problem resolutions, of claims settlements, and other contractual matters. Maintains contacts with corporate service departments such as Finance and Project Controls. Maintains contacts with client personnel as authorized and or directed by the Project Procurement.
As a global company, has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.
We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably.
Project Overview:
Client currently manages the Mobile Launcher 2 project in at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This project is the design and construction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2) for the Space Launch System (SLS).
Education and Experience Requirements:
• B.S. Degree in related field plus 6 years of experience; or 12 years of related experience in lieu of a degree
• Proficiency in all phases of procurement
• Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders
• Experience with procurements for Government projects
• Skill in working effectively with suppliers, bidder prequalification, preparation of bidders lists and compilation of bid requests
• Knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code or applicable commercial legislation
• Knowledge of negotiation of contracted terms and conciliation, and award of commitments
• Proficiency in administration of commitments, monitoring supplier performance, back charge procedures and the resolution of claims and disputes
• Knowledge of international commercial conditions of buying as well as international suppliers
• Skilled in working with and communicating effectively both orally and in writing with other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Construction, Project Management
• Materials management, expediting and purchasing
• BPS experience with an understanding of stock codes and various construction materials
• Possess a good understanding of material types, electrical, piping, mechanical and instrumentation
Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:
Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.
Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.
Core to is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report.
Major Responsibilities:
• By reviewing the prime contract requirements, develops and prepares project master purchases pro-forma forms, including legal and commercial terms and conditions to be included in purchase documents for project commitments
• Prepares, maintains, and monitors project bidder’s lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement functions and other operational groups
• Forms, issues, and administers purchase orders
• Participates in the negotiations in the commitment of purchases, following review and approval of the proposed negotiating plan by the designated supervisor
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Career-level position within field
• Considered skilled and proficient in discipline
• Professional with an understanding of area of specialization, resolves a wide range of issues

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $55.00/hr.