Job Description

Buyer for Defense Company (3+ yrs. experience) ERP/ SAP

Dulles VA

12+ month CONTRACT or contract to hire

Likelihood on conversion to direct hire: “Conversion: High”

9/80 work week / Hours 8-5

US Citizen required

No secret clearance is needed

**Top 3 Skills/Attributes:

  • Communication Skills
  • Government Procurement experience
  • Able to adapt to a fast pace environment.

Common Issues with Past Candidates:

**Just because a person has Buying experience, doesn’t mean they can procure space material.

You don’t have to have space experience, but you need more than just 1 year of buying.


  • Sources and procures goods and services of a commodity nature from many suppliers.
  • Initiates Requests for Quotations and Proposals and receives same, analyzing proposed pricing from potential suppliers.
  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.
  • Works with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required.
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations.
  • Issues purchase orders. Manages performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.
  • Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.
  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.
  • Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.
  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education / Experience: 3 Years with Bachelors; 1 Year with Masters. In lieu of a degree additional years’ work experience and/or trade show will be considered (with no degree).
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with Enterprise Resource Planning systems such as SAP and Business Warehouse (“such as” means can be other ERP systems too – every buyer will have some ERP usage)

Preferred Qualifications (i.e. A Plus, not required):

  • Expertise in Global Supply Chain procurement, sourcing, and systems support


If qualified, email a WORD version copy of your resume and then call Peggy at 774-210-4108 to discuss.

I need your month and day of birth and hourly pay rate in order to get you submitted! REFERRALS APPRECIATED!!!


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