Ref No.: 18-38510
Location: Menlo Park, California
Position Type:Contract
Skill Type
Skill Type:Professional
Major purpose:
  • Responsible for obtaining materials, components, and equipment in a DOD environment - requiring knowledge and understanding of the FAR/DFARs.
  • Gathers quotations, examines bids, and makes awards.
  • Determines material requirements from engineering and production schedules, and maintains inventory at planned levels.
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle.
  • Evaluates vendor reliability, develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.
  • Aids engineering when required in the development of new specifications for contract orders. Responsible for administering small business plans and acting as SBLO liaison for the division submitting the necessary reporting information to the government.

Major functions:
  1. Reviews requisitions, purchase orders, and vouchers for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures.
  2. Obtains oral and/or written quotations from vendors. Documents competitive bidding.
  3. Expedites purchase orders. Notifies departments of the expected delivery date and follows up on back orders.
  4. Maintains accurate vendor/department files.
  5. Utilizes different vendor sources to fill orders as directed.
  6. Searches out alternate vendors or supplies to be prepared in case of material shortages and stock outages.
  7. Meets with vendors seeking to establish relationships with the firm. Reviews materials presented and forwards the information to the appropriate purchasing agent along with recommendation as whether the vendor deserves further consideration.
  8. Oversees maintenance of an up-to-date filing system on pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to information.