AECOM Sr Purchasing Agent in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Business Line Government

Position Title Sr Purchasing Agent

United States of America - Maryland

Annapolis Junction

Job Summary

AECOM has an immediate opportunity for a

Sr Purchasing Agent to be located in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. The Senior Purchasing Manager is responsible for developing the strategic construction Supply Chain Management approach and process for the planning, purchase, and supply of direct goods and services for the projects. This position will have strategic and tactical responsibilities for supporting the company’s acquisition and materials management of goods and services for defined projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop and lead the strategic development of procurement and materials management processes and architecture for the projects

  • Develop negotiation strategies and negotiate price and contractual terms, and issues purchase orders for supplies and services in accordance with company policies and procedures

  • Examinations of bids and proposals and ensuring awards are based on competition and fair and reasonable

  • Documents, and establishing evaluation criteria and plan including but not limited to: documenting supplier’s capabilities; conducting evaluation of all proposals; creating purchase orders/contractual documents; and maintaining official complete electronic procurement files in SharePoint

  • Work with the operations and senior management to help identify and deploy solutions to assure adequate and timely acquisition of materials to support customer and mission requirements

  • Define and leverage company spending to take advantage of purchasing sourcing strategies, quantity discounts, expedited deliveries, inventory management, and reduced shipment costs

  • Establish Master Ordering Agreements and or Blanket Purchasing Agreements based on competitive bidding and award process to support just-in-time, phased, or planned delivery of frequent repeatable requirements

  • Establish supplier partnerships encouraging supplier to support real-time deliveries and increasing reliability of deliveries.

  • Continually seek ways to streamline and decrease costs and increase quality of purchasing and materials management services.

  • Drive approved Company processes, procedures, transaction methods, identification and use of approved suppliers and selection processes, ongoing supplier management, data collection, negotiation, performance improvement, cost reduction and communication strategies.

  • Responsible to execute Company purchase order placements within the rules defined internally along with the specific guidelines of each supplier that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions of sale.

  • Foster close working and collaborative relationships with stakeholders.

  • Must have understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, DFARS, DEARS, AFARS and Public Laws (e.g., Dodd Frank Act, Conflict Minerals, CID, etc.).

  • Monitoring and/or Administration of purchase orders and/or service agreements including monitoring performance, prices, and certifications; exercising of options, conducting market analysis and negotiating prices; maintaining purchase order files; issuing modifications as necessary; assisting management in resolving supplier problems; and resolving invoicing issues with Finance and Accounting.

  • Close out of procurement files in accordance with records retention procedures. Oversees and coordinates terminations and resolution in accordance with Procurement Procedures and the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

  • Complies with safety and corporate guideline on business ethics.

  • Manage purchase requisitions and backlogs at an acceptable level.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in Business, Management or in a technical discipline or any combination of formal training and experience in the field of Contracts and Procurement in the construction business, equivalent to 10 or more years.

  • Must have in-depth knowledge of contract types such as cost-plus, fixed-price, cost reimbursable, the Service Contract Act, FAR and DFAR clauses and special provisions.

  • Must possess an in-depth working knowledge of the accounting functions within the Company.

  • Must possess some international sourcing acumen

  • Must be computer literate and possess knowledge of computer-based tools to include database maintenance, personal computer operations, word-processing and spreadsheet software.

  • Knowledge of Cost Point procurement system.

  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills to effectively accomplish the duties and tasks of the position.

  • Must obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

  • Must have a valid state issued driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification as a Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) or related certification highly desired.

  • CPSR Documentation Skills

  • Supply Management experience in the construction industry.

  • Negotiation Skills.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Logistics and Supply Chain

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 181772BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.