Purchasing Specialist (Buyer) in Richmond, KY at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/16/2019

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Job Description

JobID: 376526

Job Location - Richmond, KY

12 month assignment

Looking for 2 Purchasing Specialist (Buyers) 

Benefits include 11 paid holidays, 2 weeks vacation after 1 year, and 1 hour of sick time accrued for each 30 hours worked.

Role Overview

Performs duties in the purchasing, including bidder pre qualification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, negotiation and commitment of purchase orders. Performs administration of purchase orders following commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications, or supplementary commercial conditions. Develops and monitors purchasing master pro-forma documents for both domestic and international projects. Participates in the planning, work hour calculations and budgeting as it relates to project purchasing activities.

9/80 work schedule and the work hours are from 7:00am - 5:30pm with every other Friday off. This position may require additional overtime as necessary.



Principle job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and prepares project master purchases pro-forma forms, including legal and commercial terms and conditions to be included in purchase documents on project commitments. Reviews prime contract terminology and transfers applicable legal and commercial terms into the pro-forma documents.
  • Reviews and develops other commercial and technical data prepared by Engineering, Construction, Finance, Traffic & Logistics, Insurance, Tax and other procurement functional groups and inputs suitable terminology into pro-forma documents.
  • Participates in the development of project purchasing procedures.
  • Prepares, maintains and monitors project bidders lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement functions and other operational groups.
  • Participates in the planning, work hour calculations, budgeting and other related activities in projecting purchasing staffing requirements for projects.
  • Reviews international project commercial conditions of purchasing to ensure purchasing pro-forma terms, conditions and procedures are compatible with applicable Bechtel Directives, Instructions and Procurement Procedures.
  • Forms, issues, and administers purchase orders. Communicates with suppliers to achieve required service and meet project needs. Communicates with Engineering to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions. Prepares and organizes assigned Procurement sponsored meetings.
  • Directs negotiations in the commitment of purchases, following review and approval of the proposed negotiating plan by the designated supervisor.
  • Provides training and guidance to other purchasing personnel regarding all aspects of formation and administration of purchasing forms, procedures, and buying goods.
  • Assists project Procurement team when instructed in solving and attending to administrative problems on commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications or supplemental commercial conditions. Monitors billing for compliance


Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited university and 1 year of experience in purchasing, or a high school diploma and 7 years of experience in purchasing in lieu of degree
  • Must have the right to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety).*

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders.
  • Proficiency in all phases of procurement including knowledge of and skill in communicating effectively with suppliers, bidder prequalification, preparation of bidders lists, compilation of bid requests, knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code or applicable commercial legislation, negotiation of contracted terms and conditions, and award of commitments.
  • Proficiency in the administration of commitments, monitoring supplier performance, back charge procedures, and the resolution of claims and disputes.
  • Skilled in working with, and communicating effectively both orally and in writing with other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Construction, Project Management and other services.
  • Solid knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
  • Solid understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
  • Solid understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work.
  • Knowledge of international commercial conditions of buying as well as international suppliers.

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