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Huntington Ingalls Industries Buyer - 18959 in Huntsville, Alabama

Buyer - 18959

Position Location Huntsville, AL

Requisition # 18959

# of Openings 1

HII – Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc. (HII-MDIS) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII – MDIS is currently seeking a Buyer to work out of their Huntsville, AL office.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Awards purchase orders up to authorized signature authority, insuring compliance with government and/ or company policies and procedures.

  • Evaluates purchase requisitions for materials and services of a technical or specialized nature and confers with departments regarding requirements, specifications, quantity, quality and delivery dates. Recommends substitutes or changes where cost savings or supportive deliveries will result.

  • Investigates and interviews new vendors as possible sources.

  • Solicits and evaluates quotations and negotiates directly with supplier representatives for best price, delivery and terms.

  • Assist with the adjustments with vendors involving replacement of non-conforming materials to purchase specifications.

  • Assures that all purchasing documents are maintained in accordance with established procedures and good business practice.

  • Follows-up on and expedited orders, as required.

  • Develops and maintains all necessary weekly and monthly reports associated with assigned task.

  • Supports department goals for minimum vendor delinquencies, timely purchase requisition placement and timely processing of rejections, and cost estimating proposals.

  • Assists Business Development, Cost Estimating, Contracts and other departments, as requested, to develop proposals for new business.

  • Performs spreadsheet analyses and word processing on a personal computer.

  • Assists in maintaining procurement computer database and all documentation files.

In addition to the activities detailed above, the successful will be the primary interface between their assigned program and the suppliers for any supplier-related issues. The individual will regularly collaborate with members of program management, project control, contracts and business development and will need to be able to foster relationships with individuals from the other functional areas.

Qualifications and Experience :

Required –

  • College degree plus a minimum of two years buying experience or 10 years experience.

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and/or Certified Purchasing Inventory Manager (CPIM) desired.

  • Prefer past exposure to FAR, DFAR and ITAR. Requires knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal personnel and suppliers. Possess strong written and verbal skills.

  • Ability to read and understand specifications and follow verbal instructions.

  • Ability to evaluate quotations against specifications; negotiate and communicate with suppliers.

  • A keen awareness and understanding of changing market conditions and general understanding of price/cost analysis is preferred.

  • Must be intermediate user of Microsoft Office suite of products.

Security :

  • Candidates must hold U.S. Citizenship.

  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.