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Procurement Agent/Buyer

Position Summary

GEOST seeks an enthusiastic and highly capable Procurement Agent/Buyer to coordinate program/project purchases. This position will be responsible for initiating Requests for Quotes (RFQs), reviewing bids, selecting vendors, and managing subsequent purchase orders.

GEOST is a rapidly growing business headquartered in Tucson, AZ, with east coast operations in Northern Virginia.  GEOST specializes in active and passive optical remote-sensing and provides expertise in all phases of project development for electro-optics and sensors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare Purchase Orders (PO) or Request for Quotes (RFQs)/Request for Prices (RQP) and obtain competitive bids from qualified suppliers.
  • Evaluate bids to arrive at the best overall value.
  • Maintain procurement records and review invoices for payment against POs for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure supplier performance meets all objectives of cost, schedule, and quality.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers.
  • Support programs as a knowledge source for suppliers, policies, procedures, and compliance.
  • Maintain auditable backup data and files.
  • Confer with suppliers to obtain product/service information, pricing, availability, and delivery dates.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, as well as contractual and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform self-assessment audits, reconcile areas of concern identified during audits, and support corrective action planning and process change implementation validation.
  • Conduct physical inventories of property.
  • Perform problem resolution and reconciliation activities.
  • Review vendor/subcontractor control of property.
  • Validate that assets are properly received and accurately identified/accounted for per procedure and regulatory mandates.
  • Maintain auditable records of property located at the facility and at associated vendor/subcontractor facilities or other alternate sites.
  • Develop and prepare internal and external reports pertaining to government property.

Required Qualifications/Skills/Knowledge

  • Associate degree or high school diploma with a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience.
  • An active US Government Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a Clearance. Current SSBI is preferred; please note if applicable.
  • Direct experience in the management and/or administration of government property.
  • DoD procurement experience and knowledge of FAR and DFAR.
  • Experience with procuring and monitoring the status of long lead time materials and equipment.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Thorough, organized, and attentive to details.
  • Ability to effectively manage job responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Proven analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new information, processes, and tools.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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