Purchasing Lead Job Careers – PAE

 

Job Title:    Purchasing Lead

Organisation: PAE

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

For more than 60
years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and
steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With more than
20,000 employees on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries, PAE
delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical
needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia. Unites
States of America.

 

Job Summary:  The Purchasing Lead is responsible for
purchasing highly complex or unusual, technical, or high value materials,
supplies, or services. Evaluates bids, selects, and recommends suppliers and
negotiates price, quality, and service. Supports Procurement Expediting team in
following up on all awards through completion of order when disciplinary type
actions or change orders are required. Supports Procurement Expediting team
coordinating with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return
of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering change orders.
Oversees and/or conducts supplier site visits as necessary. Provides work
leadership for  the procurement
team.  May be assigned higher value tasks
with oversight from senior management level staff. Work Location is Kampala,
Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work
independently with minimal supervision under the direction of the Procurement
or Purchasing Manager.

·       
Maintains
a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and standard commercial
procurement practices

·       
Review
all COR packages and high priority requisitions for completeness.

·       
Reviews
purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, completeness, and
obtains additional information considered necessary.

·       
Develops
sourcing lists for various commodities to support the development of:

o   Requests for Information (RFIs)

o   Requests for Quotation (RFQs)

o   Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

o   Invitations to Bid

o   Interviews of potential suppliers.

·       
Reviews
solicitation responses and performs relevant analyses based on a variety of
factors:

o   Price and cost

o   Statement of Work conformity

o   Delivery and payment terms

o   Stock holding abilities

o   Past performance

·       
Serves
as a business advisor to internal customers, providing alternative solutions to
requested items when such solution would provide a benefit to the Company (i.e.
enhanced performance, cost savings, or positive schedule impact).

·       
Negotiates
all aspects of the procurement to include price, payment and delivery terms,
quality requirements, and other factors with suppliers to achieve the best
value procurement possible.

·       
Generates
Purchase Orders in final form for approval and signature.

·       
Prepares
and maintains a complete Purchase Order file in accordance with Federal
Acquisition policies, Corporate Procurement guidance, and other applicable
references to ensure compliance throughout the procurement cycle.

·       
Procures
using streamlined acquisition methods adopted by the Company.

·       
Commercially
and administratively manages the procurement process from order placement
through receipt of products and subsequent payment of invoices, coordinating
closely with the Procurement Expediting Team.

·       
Actively
manages supplier performance through consistent communication to ensure proper
adherence to purchase order terms and conditions.

·       
Coordinates
with Procurement Expediting to resolve discrepancies between purchase orders
and receipt documents and invoices, up to and including executing change
orders, enforcing liquidated damages, or recommending temporary suspension, in
some cases.

·       
Participates
in the invoice approval process to ensure that supplier invoices are in
accordance with purchase order terms and conditions, and assists in resolving
issues, as necessary.

·       
Plans,
organizes, prioritizes and performs multiple tasks to perform job functions in
an orderly, efficient manner.

·       
Works
professionally in a team environment and independently as necessary

·       
Provides
leadership and oversight to less experienced Buyers.

·       
Identifies
problems, analyzes alternatives, and develops viable recommendations.

·       
Reads,
comprehends and interprets written materials of moderate to complex difficulty.

·       
Composes
written materials of moderate to complex difficulty on procurement-related
issues.

·       
Acts
with integrity at all times when representing the Company

·       
Other
duties and special projects as assigned.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
BA/BS
degree in business or related field

·       
5-7
years of prior experience with international procurement activities performed
in conflict and/or post-conflict regions of the world

·       
Excellent
organizational and time management skills.

·       
Ability
to analyze data, and generate meaningful reports

·       
Demonstrated
ability to understand purchasing and accounting data

·       
Proficiency
in the Costpoint ERP platform (experience with similar systems is acceptable)

·       
Experience
working under an approved Federal Contractor’s Purchasing System (highly
desired)

·       
Eligible
for an MRPT Clearance

·       
Cross-cultural
sensitivity with an international perspective.

·       
Clearly
and concisely articulate services/requirements in writing

·       
Knowledge
of local market practices, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work
independently and effectively in a team environment.

·       
Requires
comprehensive knowledge of government subcontracting, understanding of FAR/DFAR
Requirements and applicable experience, as well as the ability to perform
non-routine job requirements within the scope of the position

·       
Ability
to work across various functions and disciplines of supply chain management
(SCM) and operations.

·       
Highly
proficient in MS-Office Suites (specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

·       
Demonstrate
analytical and researching skills.

·       
Efficiently
and effectively perform the technical requirements.

·       
Excellent
pro-active, verbal and written communication skills and significant attention
to detail.

·       
Excellent
organizational and time management skills, with ability to prioritize
effectively and work with a sense of urgency.

·       
Ability
to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a
given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

·       
Experience
in Cost Point and Maximo.

·       
Previous
out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work experience
in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.

·       
Knowledge
of principles and processes involved in operating and supporting Procurement
functions.

·       
Experience
providing excellent customer services.

·       
Rapidly
adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

·       
Ability
to become an active and functioning member of a team.

·       
Must
have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

·       
Expert
communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.

·       
Language
Skills: Strong, professional, oral and written English communication skills.

·       
French
and/or Arabic language capability a plus

 

Citizenship: US
Citizenship is not required.

 

Medical: Favorable
passage of a drug screen and physical examination.

 

How to Apply:

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should apply online at the link below.

 

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