Senior Procurement Specialist/Buyer - In Office/Hybrid/Remote options

at CDM Smith in Newark, Delaware, United States

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CDM Smith currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Procurement Specialist to join our global team. This position will support our growing U.S. Federal business with a focus on our domestic projects.

We are open to this position having: in the office, hybrid, or remote work location options in the domestic United States.

As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith’s mission by:

- Apply principles of the FAR/DFARs and other government regulations to solicit competitive pricing to award Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and purchase orders consistent with contractual terms, company procurement policies, and procedures in support of prime contract requirements, operational goals and business strategy.

- Evaluate supplier quotes and proposals

- Negotiate standard terms with vendors for award of purchase orders under direction of procurement manager and OGC, if necessary

- Partner with project and administrative staff to identify commercial and non-commercial items or specifications to meet their requirements necessary.

- Apply principles of the FAR DFAR and other government regulations to research and/or identify commercial and non-commercial items as well adherence to procurement and good business practices.

- Lead decision making activities in support of proposal activity by researching and providing prices to document fair and reasonableness.

- Manages file documentation in accordance with company policies/procedures.

- Demonstrate ability to work independently and to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment.

- Lead and/or manage procurement actions with suppliers.

- Manage the approval process with internal and external clients for payment of vendor invoices.

Job Title:

Senior Procurement Specialist/Buyer – In Office/Hybrid/Remote options


FAO – Procurement

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Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree.

- 4 years of related experience.

- Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

- Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous procurement/buying experience for federal government contracts.

- Knowledge of FAR regulations.

- Experience in Microsoft Office.

- Experience with Oracle R12 – iProcurement.

- Experience with SharePoint.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

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Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

Mid-Atlantic United States

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

- Work requires good verbal and written skills, ability to interact with varying levels of staff, as well as subcontractors and vendors.

- Requires ability to oversee multiple projects and comply with internally imposed deadlines.

- Proficiency in MS Office.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

Work Location Options:

Fully Remote or Hybrid Work Options may be considered for successful candidate.

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Job Posting: JC259699376

Posted On: May 11, 2024

Updated On: Jun 15, 2024

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