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Company: ABT Associates
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Purchases materials, equipment and services in conformance with company policy. Validates requisitions, obtains quotations, proposals and analyzes bids. Coordinates purchasing activities with all company departments and locations, manages supply base. Manages contractual component of assigned agreements. Ensure compliance with procurement policies and applicable procedures and self-governance requirements. Develop intellectual capital and train internal clients on purchasing related issues. Responsibilities: * Effectively manage and execute assigned requisitions for goods and services with suppliers for both corporate indirect and project requirements. IT knowledge and experience preferred. * Manage multi value procurements up to $150,000. May conduct procurement activities up to $500,000, with supervisory oversight. * Supports corporate, US domestic and international direct project procurement requirements. * Responsible for executing purchases from start of the procurement lifecycle with emphasis on sourcing and order * Maintain proficiency in Procurement policies and procedures, including the ability to articulate and enforce the requirements therein. Experience with CPSR approved procurement system preferred. * Maintain operational focus with emphasis on customer service and day-to-day resolution of process and requisition-to-pay issues. * Contribute to the development and implementation of enterprise-wide procurement processes and systems including documentation; optimize requisition-to-payment processes and information systems based upon business news, performance, and strategic objectives. * Provide input and data analysis on requisition and payment process, spend management, and benefits capture to procurement management to aid in strategy development. * Contribute to procurement's enterprise-wide strategic direction via process improvement efforts. * Broad spend categories requiring strategic sourcing and stakeholder engagement skills. Preferred Qualifications: * Bachelor's in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or equivalent degree and 2 years procurement, purchasing or supply chain experience or the equivalent of education and experience. * Developed knowledge of supplier source selection processes, category management, negotiation and administration. * Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, negotiating, verbal, written, and presentation) * Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills. * Demonstrated ability to independently develop supply agreements. * Ability to perform in complex cross functional business environment * Microsoft Office Suite proficiency * Proficiency with Oracle procurement applications or an electronic procurement, contract lifecycle management system, and sourcing system. * Ability to work with and influence all levels of management (internal and external) * Ability to manage conflicting priorities in fast paced environment Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree + Two years of relevant experience, or Master's Degree Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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