Job ID: 2020-12023 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Financial Services and Procurement
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is looking for a Buyer (Procurement Specialist III) to join the Procurement Division. In this role, you will support lab-wide procurement activities which include products, research, services, maintenance and construction.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.
The Buyer (Procurement Specialist III) is responsible for cradle-to-grave administration of commercial and non-commercial “moderate” risk acquisitions.
Utilizes independent problem-solving techniques and skills, including managing procurement-requester meetings to minimize procurement risk and promote value of the procurement process
Supports acquisition pre-award support including: SOWs, Acquisition Strategy Support, Cost Estimates, Market Research, RFPs/RFQs, Source Selection, and other miscellaneous pre-award documentation
Purchasing Card (P-Card) program
Seeks quality goods/services at fair and reasonable prices to meet the Laboratory’s needs
Manages supplier relationships
Negotiates and awards purchase orders
Maintains excellent file documentation, standard format and record retention consistent with PPPL Procurement manual for all procurements
Engages in post-award administration
The PS III participates in special projects as assigned by the Director of Procurement and assumes the authority fully commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.
Education and Experience:
Required Experience: Minimum of 6-8 years’ experience as a Buyer in a Federal purchasing/procurement environment
Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
Preferred Experience: Experience within construction, facilities, aerospace or Federal Government procurement Relevant business experience with progressively increasing responsibilities; Demonstrated experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other applicable government regulations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of federally funded procurements, FAR, DEAR, and Uniform Commercial Code is required.
Ample experience in all aspects of Federal file documentation to include market research, source selection, cost/price analysis, negotiating in accordance with relevant procurement regulations and best practices.
Knowledge of computer-based procurement systems; demonstrated skills using various software,
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Other strongly desired skills and traits include: Excellent verbal and written communications; results-oriented, self-motivated, independent decision-making and problem-solving, negotiation skills; and outstanding privatization and multi-tasking skills.
High ethical standards representative of Princeton University’s commitment to excellence are a must.
This position requires occasional reaching, stooping and lifting of office files, reports and records, typically weighing 5 pounds or less. Reasonable accommodations will be considered which would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of this job.
Standard office, virtual environment
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.
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