Working under minimal supervision, is responsible for providing complete procurements, per Government FAR guidelines, for all requestors of Purchasing support.
Reviews and evaluates specifications and technical requirements, prepares Requests for Quotation (RFQ) and Requests for Proposal (RFP) and invitations to bid in conjunction with requirements of Program/Project Management.
Interviews vendors and evaluates their products and capabilities as a supplier;
Researches product lines, prices, product sources, and other relevant purchasing information;
Serves as a liaison between suppliers and program/project management personnel;
Reviews bid protests and prepares oral or written recommendations;
Obtains price quotes from vendors and compares quotes with the specifications and availability of items;
Prepares purchase orders through a computerized system and places orders for the purchase of goods and services;
Organizes, updates and retains product information files and purchase order records;
Interprets and evaluates contract provisions;
Reviews orders for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with existing government regulations and company policies and procedures;
Responds to requests for emergency purchases;
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Principles and practices of centralized purchasing.
Office procedures and equipment.
Assigned commodities and services including sources of supply, commodity markets, price trends, grades, and qualities.
Common business practices relating to the purchase, pricing, terms, shipment, taxes, and payment for commodities and services.
Effectively communicate orally with co-workers, vendors and/or the customer in face-to-face, one-to-one settings, and using a telephone.
Comprehend and make inferences from written material such as laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations governing public procurement.
Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts with proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar such as RFQ’s, RFP’s, invitations to bid, price analysis, negotiation summery and requests for information.
Work cooperatively with other Purchasing personnel.
Make accurate arithmetical computations (multiplication, division, percentage calculations, addition, and subtraction).
Accurately enter data and/or information into a computer system.
Obtain appropriate commodities in a timely manner.
Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
Internal Number: 13331
Ideally located near Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) has provided NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, their contractors, and commercial launch vehicle providers with space flight hardware systems and equipment for more than 35 years.
We complete turnkey design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, testing,
and sustaining engineering for space-based robotics and automation, satellite servicing, human space flight systems, and thermal protection systems.
Our specialized engineering services and highly technical manufacturing capabilities enable us to execute projects with an uncompromised focus on safety, product, and mission assurance.