Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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Senior Procurement Administrator - Buyer
Reference #:21-3253
Open Date:8/27/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), voted one the DC area's Best Places to Work, is seeking a Senior Procurement Administrator to join our team at our corporate headquarters in Lanham, MD.  This position provides mid-level procurement activity support and requires procurement experience in a wide-range of items such as IT, vehicles, test equipment, corporate and business development items, furniture, space and flight related hardware, as well as electrical, electronic, and electromechanical parts, materials, services, and equipment. 

This is a full time telecommuting position.

Duties for this position include: overseeing entire lifecycle procurement process; developing RFPs and soliciting cost and technical proposals; evaluating vendor bids and negotiating terms and conditions; issuing agreements; processing procurement transactions in SSAI's procurement system and CostPoint; and ensuring proper compliance with company procurement policies and procedures, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Public Laws and other supplemental regulations.

This position requires US Citizenship.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and 4+ years professional procurement administration experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant procurement experience
  • Demonstrated experience as a mid-level Buyer in procurements for Government customer, preferably in support of NASA
  • Must be able to process high volume of new procurements at any one time while maintaining ongoing procurements such as tracking delivery schedule, reporting, invoice review
  • Knowledge of Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) requirements and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Familiarity with Representations & Certifications, debarment list
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to negotiate effectively
Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working in purchasing in support of NASA programs desired
  • Prior experience using Deltek Costpoint preferred, but not required
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) certificate or similar certificate preferred
  • Active membership in a professional organization related to the procurement field preferred