Senior Buyer

Job Locations US-VA
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/16/2021 10:59 AM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is currently seeking an experienced Senior Buyer to join our team in Reston, VA The Senior Buyer is responsible for supporting federal, commercial and international purchasing activities in accordance with SOSi policies and procedures.


  • Compliance with company and governmental procurement policies and requirements, including, but not limited to FAR/DFARS, Procurement Integrity, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), foreign anti-bribery laws, and import/export regulations.
  • Providing support to Business Development proposal efforts by drafting purchasing-related sections of proposals.
  • Supporting procurement strategies designed to reduce costs, improving product and service quality and expediting delivery.
  • Optimizing use of technology to streamline procurement processes.
  • Preparing requests for information (RFIs) and requests for quotes (RFQs) from suppliers.
  • Managing supplier qualification and selection process; evaluating bids and ensuring pre-award source selection requirements are met (supplier suitability, financial stability, etc.); determining adequacy of source selection documentation supporting an approved purchasing system.
  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with suppliers; establishing and monitoring supplier performance metrics; resolving disputes with suppliers.
  • Negotiating terms and conditions, price, quality and delivery for complex purchases; approving and/or redrafting contract clauses, including flow-downs.
  • Identifying and rectifying areas of financial and/or contractual exposure.
  • Monitoring and controlling requisitioning and ordering of goods and services based on approved purchasing authority levels and budgets.
  • Administering major and/or complex purchases.
  • Staying abreast of market trends, accounting and auditing standards, and new commercial and federal contracting rules and best practices.
  • Supporting SOSi’s commitment to increase small business participation.


  • Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of hands-on purchasing experience, supporting complex commercial and government programs in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Experience with Army/CECOM Procurement and License Tracking Web-Based System (PLTS); Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) and General Services Administration (GSA) Purchasing; and/or DoD or Army contracting, acquisition, and purchasing.
  • Detailed knowledge of commercial purchasing practices as well as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), including requirements for maintaining a Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) approved purchasing system and experience in the actual preparation and execution to achieve a Contractor Procurement System review (CPSR).
  • Comprehend, analyze, negotiate and administer complex contracts.
  • Excellent communication (written & oral), interpersonal and presentation skills, along with strong analytical and project management skills – data driven and results oriented.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, suppliers and customers.
  • Multi-task in fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Experience with ERP systems. CostPoint is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in Deltek Costpoint to include creating basic reports and adhoc queries in Cognos.
  • Experience with direct international purchases and deliveries of complex or technical supplies or services to high risk countries.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Customs Regulations such as Export Administrative Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • May require periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends.
  • May require ability to lift/and or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.


SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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