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Company: SAIC
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



SAIC currently has a job opening for a Senior Buyer to support our IT Software and Hardware purchasing  team.  Candidate will procure goods and administer purchase orders of moderate to high dollar value, risk, and complexity. 
  • Responsibilities include the development and negotiation of favorable prices, terms, schedules and other provisions of purchase orders and acquisition contracts, ensuring consistency with program needs
  • Administer and maintain Purchase Order files in accordance with all SAIC policies and procedures
  • Develop purchasing strategy to meet proposal or program needs
  • Collaborate with supplier quality to add and qualify new suppliers
  • Analyze proposals for all areas of compliance (cost/schedule/T&C/technical/etc.) and will be involved in supplier negotiations leading to subcontract and purchase order definitization. 
  • Analyze production/procurement data to develop procurement strategy for the programs you are supporting
  • Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules
  • Recommends suppliers based on experience and capabilities to provide quality products on time
  • Lead cost savings initiatives to meet program goals
  • Assume other responsibilities as requested in support of departmental goals and objectives


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or equivalent and ten (10)) years or more related experience; Or Bachelors and six (6) years or more of related experience; Or Masters and four (4) years or more experience; Or PhD and 0 years related experience.


  • Excellent time management skills
  • Understanding of the FAR and DFAR
  • Solid communications skills, both written and oral. Ability to communicate across several levels of staff and customers/vendors.
  • Ability to prepare, lead, and conduct status briefings; prepare and staff weekly updates
  • Strong team player
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience working under government procurement and Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Exhibit critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Understanding of cost/price analysis concepts and be able to implement on complex supplier proposals and agreements 


  • Experience purchasing of all types of material items and related Services 
  • Previous team leadership experience

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