SMX Senior Buyer (768) in Helana, Montana
Senior Buyer (768) at SMX (View all jobs) (https://www.smxtech.com/careers/) United States Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face. TheSenior Buyerwill compile, award, and execute purchase orders for materials, supplies, equipment, and services within policy guidelines in a dynamic contractual environment. THIS JOB REQUIRES EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR A U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR. Essential Duties and Responsibilities + Obtains materials, supplies, equipment, and services of a challenging nature from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need. + Contacts suppliers, obtains quotations, examines bids, makes awards, places orders, and expedites delivery. + Negotiates terms and price with subcontractors. + Follows up on all awards until completion of order. + Negotiates and settles with vendors regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, overages, cancellations, and other changes. + Primary liaison between employees or customer personnel and suppliers to answer questions and resolve problems. + May review files of peers for compliance with Smartronix procedures. + Communicates with internal stakeholders about procurement requirements. + Reviews non-competitive justifications for sufficiency. + Prepares price analyses mainly using adequate price competition. + Prepares procurement files compliant with Smartronix procedures. Required Skills and Experience: + Clearance: None + US citizenship required for work under DoD contracts. + Bachelor's degree in related discipline plus 5 or more years of directly related experience in a Federal Government contracting environment. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 7 years applicable work experience. + Experience working in an approved purchasing system (CPSR) environment. + Experience working with cross-functional teams in a collaborate environment. + Experience with processing non-competitive procurements. + Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). + Proficient with MS Word and Excel; Costpoint experience a plus. + Experience with category management a plus. Vaccination is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042. If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position. The accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated. #LI-REMOTE #LI-EW1 SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.