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JT3 Salt Lake City , UT 84101

Posted 4 weeks ago

PURCHASINGUtah - Salt Lake City / Ogden / Hill AFB

JT4, LLC provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. JT4 develops and maintains realistic, integrated test and training environments and prepares our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and aircrews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.

JOB SUMMARY - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

Please note: This position is not eligible for remote work/telework

Purchases commonly used "off-the-shelf" materials, supplies, equipment, and services (e.g., utilities, maintenance, and repair). Transactions usually involve local retailers, wholesalers, jobbers, and manufacturers' sales representatives. Quantities purchased are generally small amounts, e.g., those available from local sources, and are at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, and other factors.

  • Solicits bids, analyzes quotations received, and selects or recommends suppliers

  • Locates or promotes possible new sources of supply and keeps up to date information on market trends, changes in business practices in the assigned markets, and new or altered types of materials entering the market, etc.

  • Expedites delivery and visits vendors' offices and plants

  • May direct the work of one or more clerks who perform routine aspects of the work

  • May interview prospective vendors necessary to fulfill typical business needs

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all internal and external customers

  • Recommends and suggests departmental cost savings through effective negotiations with assigned vendors, by leveraging bid solicitations through volume discounts, and other sourcing techniques and strategies

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to their job.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is primarily sedentary in an office environment; however, some walking, stooping, bending, climbing stairs, stretching and lifting (up to 25 pounds) is required for such purposes as filing and gathering supplies. Frequent use of a computer is required. Routine travel to remote work locations may be required.

REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, TECHNICAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE

A bachelor's degree in business administration is preferred, or equivalent formal training and 3 or more years of directly related experience are required for this position.

In addition, a Buyer II must possess the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of common business, industrial, and trade practices with respect to sales, prices, cost comparisons, discounts, deliveries, stocks, and shipments of varied items purchased

  • Knowledge of commercial supply sources such as sales literature and sales representatives

  • Skill and ability to interact professionally with suppliers to ensure adequate and timely response to purchasing needs and to ensure the lowest possible price is obtained

  • Familiar with government purchasing systems, Microsoft Office tools, databases, email, and the Internet

  • Understanding and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to comply with governmental policy and procedure

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Planning/organizational skills

  • DoD experience is a plus

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of persons so classified.

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SCC: JPRO9; A3UTTR


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