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Associate Buyer

**Description**

Leidos is seeking an Associate Buyer located in our Oak Ridge, Tennessee facility. The Associate Buyer is responsible for the procurement of IT Software, maintenance and support, data, goods and services, company-wide.

**Primary Responsibilities:**

+ The development and negotiation of favorable prices, terms, schedules and other provisions of purchase orders and acquisition contracts, ensuring consistency with client requirements and procurement policies/procedures under supervisor guidance.

+ Purchase order administration/file maintenance, closeout for all procurement related activities and supplier customer management.

+ Creating solicitations, supporting proposals, conducting price and cost analysis, negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other subcontract provisions. Procurement of moderate complexity and risk, with some work being more complex and/or riskier with supervisor assistance.

+ Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.

+ Reviews proposals, and selects or recommends suppliers based on gathered information.

+ May also recommend improvements to procurement processes and procedures.

+ Completes larger procurements with moderate manager oversight.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with less than 1 year’s business experience; OR an Associate’s degree coupled with more than 1 year’s business experience; OR a HS Diploma coupled with 3-5+ years of business experience.

+ Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

+ Good oral and written communication skills.

+ Strong Customer Service mentality.

+ Ability to multi-task and strong organizational skills.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation desired.

+ CostPoint experience preferred.

+ Prior experience buying tangible goods is preferred.

**Original Posting Date:**

2024-07-09

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

**Pay Range:**

Pay Range $42,250.00 - $76,375.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

REQNUMBER: R-00138979

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.


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