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Process a high volume of Purchase Requisitions (PRs) for Commodities in accordance with The MITRE Corporation’s (MITRE) Purchasing Management Office procedures, to be compliant with FAR and CPSR requirements.
Manage the acquisition process of commodities that may include acquisition planning, request for proposal generation, source selection, contract negotiation, and award and administration of agreements.
Have a working understanding of internal and external audit requirements (i.e. DCAA and DCMA)
Develop compliant Procurement packages.
Be able to think independently when developing and documenting source selection and price/cost reasonableness
Have clear understanding of basic Purchasing principles.
Exercise independent judgement within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods for obtaining solutions, with a focus on clear communications and relationship management.
Know when to escalate to management for conflict resolution of terms and conditions when necessary.
Have thorough knowledge of different contract types and cases when each type is most appropriately used.
Exhibit effective time management, strong communication and organizational skills.
Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrate multiple and multilevel relationship building, via verbal and written communications, to foster collaborative relationships with both internal and external customers.
Have a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.
Display practical approach to solving problems.
Exercise independent judgement and meet deadlines in a fast-paced organization.
Flexibility and agility to work and set priorities in an environment with competing and changing demands.
Ability to handle multiple concurrent work streams while producing high quality output.
Proficiency in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Proven success at building and maintaining efficient and effective vendor relationships.
Creative problem solver, adaptable to change and a passion to drive change.
Ability to work with functional groups and different level of employees throughout the organization to effectively and professionally achieve results.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
Strong organizational and follow-up skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment.
Purchasing experience in the Government Contracting arena
Working knowledge of the FAR and DFARs.
BS or BA degree in Business Administration
8 years’ experience in Procurement or business-related experience, preferably specializing in government Procurement.
Internal Number: 00054336
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