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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Procurement Specialist I (Contract)

  •  Posted 10 Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Sparks, NV
  •  R0008910


  • Directly perform buying assignments of varying complexities requiring experience in assigned commodities and knowledge of purchasing policy and procedures.
  • Receive requisitions; analyze for quantity, specifications, drawings, and delivery requirements
  • Develop qualified sources, request pricing and delivery, competitively select suppliers, document procurement action and place orders.
  • Follow-up with suppliers to ensure delivery schedules and key milestones are achieved. Coordinate any changes with Planning and Program Management as appropriate to evaluate impact.
  • Analyze product with MRB team to process inventory to return product to suppliers for repair or rework.
  • Work with receiving department discrepancy shelf in order for product to be received and accepted.
  • Analyze and quickly address any invoice discrepancies.
  • Support proposal efforts with RFP’s/RFQ’s.
  • Develop alternate sources, ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality, and competitive pricing.
  • Consolidate requirements and utilize the most suitable method of purchasing such as purchase order, blanket purchase order or supplier stocking arrangement
  • Maintain purchase order files in audit ready condition
  • Enter purchase orders into Costpoint and ensure accurate data is maintained in Costpoint
  • Advise management of market conditions and supplier base activity, which could affect pricing, and or future availability
  • Gain familiarity with the end use of assigned commodities, leading to the possibility of finding alternative materials or sources
  • Evaluate suppliers through methods such as supplier visitations and various objective performance measurements, including on-time delivery, service performance, and price performance
  • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
  • Develop annual objectives in concert with departmental and company goals
  • Generate effective communications, good relations, and a positive image with suppliers and coworkers, promoting courtesy, objectivity, and fairness
  • Support company goals for the utilization of small, small disadvantaged, woman-owned and veteran-owned businesses


  • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)


  • Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position


Basic Qualifications-Required (Must Have)

  • High School Diploma - 1+ years relevant work experience may substitute for required education.
  • 1-year experience in purchasing handling a wide variety of commodities
  • 1-year experience in Customer Service
  • Ability to represent the company effectively and in a professional and business-like manner is essential
  • Comprehensive written, verbal, analytical and general accounting skills
  • MS Office, Lotus Notes and Material Management software knowledge

Basic Qualifications – Preferred (Nice to have)        

  • Experience with procuring military requirements and an understanding of military standards preferred
  • A working knowledge of the FAR/DFARS preferred
  • Certification by ISM or other Industry Certification Program is preferred
  • Ability to perform price analysis in a wide variety of circumstances, will train
  • Cross training in other departments is essential in understanding the inter-relationship of process at SNC
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawing and specifications, will train
  • Knowledge of FAR, UCC & public preferred, will train


  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret/Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to obtain U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement