On behalf of our client, 1st Choice, LLC has a TEMPORARY PERSONNEL CONTRACT POSITION FOR AN IT Purchasing Agent (Acquisition Consultant) (Acquisition Consultant) in Laurel MD
IT Purchasing Agent (Acquisition Consultant)
Duties: Performs within a team setting complex acquisition and contracting duties and provides leadership of an acquisition team.
Facilitator of the acquisition process to ensure smooth operation; Demonstrates problem solving and analytical expertise;
Develops sources of supply using research techniques to collect and analyze data;
Analyzes market conditions and product/technological developments for work application; Develops specifications and statements of work with customers and team members; Analyzes and evaluates responses to complex solicitations for conformance to acquisition requirements such as insurance, bonds, and scope of work, and reviews the award recommendations of others;
Prepares, awards, and administers complex contracts and/or purchase orders including monitoring contractor's deliverables and performance, changes/modifications, and contract closeout;
Oversees, coordinates, and facilitates sites inspections, pre-solicitation conferences, bid openings, and other related meetings;
Conducts advanced price and cost analyses for bid award, proposal award, and reporting purposes;
Contacts customers to identify and discuss needs, resolve problems and provide guidance regarding acquisition process when necessary;
Ensures the completion of service level agreements with customers;
Processes complex order requests and determines the method of acquisition based on the characteristics of the request;
Composes advanced contracts and other required documents;
Conducts vendor conferences and negotiates with vendors on large and complex purchases; Contacts, interviews and/or negotiates with suppliers to conduct market research, to resolve contract related discrepancies, to resolve delivery and billing disputes; and to make product/service award recommendations;
Presents, for approval, contracts to supply chain approval authority;
Trains acquisition staff, customers, and suppliers on acquisition principles, practices and techniques; Uses business software to create and maintain documents, reports, spreadsheets and databases; Participates in the management and development of team projects; Creates, prepares and reviews reports.
Skills: Expert knowledge of business and relationship management principles and practices, purchasing, contracting and negotiating; General knowledge of research, finance and accounting; Ability to perform cradle-to-grave contracting work of a complex nature; Ability to lead a team in the performance of complex acquisitions; Ability to write clearly and concisely using proper language and grammar; Expert in applying laws, regulations, policies and procedures; Ability to effectively manage workload within a team setting; Ability to practice effective resource management for the team e.g. time management; Ability to promptly respond with courtesy to requests and complaints from the general public, vendors, customers, co- workers and external government agencies and work proactively to resolve issues; Ability to monitor, review, and optimize individual and team performance; Ability to train, coach and mentor staff; Ability to foster collaboration among team members, customers and vendors to accomplish team objectives; Bachelor's degree with major work in business administration, marketing or a related technical curriculum and three years of progressive, responsible, technical intermediate level experience in acquisition and contract administration.
Additional Requirements: Certification in area of expertise- Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
1st Choice has three divisions of business that cater to client needs: Document Management Solutions, Human Capital Management, and Government Solutions. We provide a variety of services to government, privately owned, commercial, and non-profit businesses throughout all of the United States.
Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, 1st Choice has a nationwide presence, capable of outfitting your company with efficient and affordable document management solutions. Our partners depend on us to maintain confidential records, provide certificates of destruction, and help to mitigate their storage costs. We firmly believe in building relationships with our clients by providing them with expert knowledge and processes to fulfill their business requirements. We believe in developing and sustaining relationships with our clients to provide complete strategic document management solutions for any organization.
Role: IT Purchasing Agent (Acquisition Consultant)
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