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Senior Buyer

I. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSE (Job Description) Purchases a variety of low value to high value complex material commodities/equipment and services items to support the repair of ships in accordance with contractual requirements, federal, state, local and company regulations and the Outline of Authority to Act. II. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training) Typically has a BA/BS in a related field plus two (2) years directly related experience, or AA/AS plus four (4) years’ directly related experience, or eight (8) years’ directly related experience. POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience) Knowledge required of shipbuilding procedures, technical equipment and materials, pricing structures, material sources, business related mathematical computations, accounting principles, regulatory body requirements and inventory control methods. Skill in interpreting technical documentation, negotiating and familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) required. Exceptionally close liaison with vendors, material planning and engineering is required to ensure timely receipt of satisfactory products/services. III. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Carrying Lifting X Walking Climbing Pulling Must be able to go on vessels Crawling X Sitting X Visual Requirements: Crouching X Standing X Hearing Stooping Other: Kneeling X Talking IV. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to the Purchasing Manager. Maintains internal contact with Planning, Engineering, Receiving, Integrated Logistic Support and Production Supervision. External contact maintained with manufacturers, suppliers, service vendors, transportation companies and occasionally Government representatives. This position has no direct reports. V. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES A. Prepare purchase order Requests for Quotation (RFQ’s): solicits quotations from vendors. B. Evaluate quotations for materials and supplies; make awards to selected vendors and/or recommend selection and award choices to supervisor. Perform price analysis and documents purchasing decision in accordance with Purchasing Manual. C. Review and write purchase orders; research material specifications. D. Negotiate procurements; handle all correspondence and vendor contact necessary to close out the purchase. E. Resolve internal and vendor material-related problems; rectify invoicing discrepancies. F. Maintain reports and records related to the purchase of materials, supplies, and/or parts. G. Obtain pricing information for estimating as requested in order to ensure accurate and current data for bids. H. Arrange for and verify vendor remedial action on deficiencies related to improperly functioning equipment and/or warranties. Determine and submit back charges to vendor for rework. I. Coordinate all rejected material and ensures replacement of material by direct purchase or vendor replacement. J. Locate alternate sources and / or substitute items when specified material cannot be found or obtained in a timely manner. K. Recommend, as appropriate, adjustments or changes in departmental/company policies and procedures. L. Be aware of NASSCO’s “Standards and Business Conduct” and abide by the instructions and guidelines set forth in the standard. M. Other responsibilities and duties as required. VI. ACCOUNTABILITY Accountable to the Purchasing Manager for procurement of acceptable materials and services at the best possible price while ensuring timely delivery in support of production. Results are related to the quality and timeliness of achieving project goals and ability to develop, implement, and/or adhere to processes that maximize productiveness and throughput. VII. STANDARD EQUIPMENT ISSUE Desktop computer VIII. UNIQUE/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required. Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility. Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear. Must have good eye/hand coordination. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. A credit check will be required for this position.

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