Senior Associate, Procurement (Alpharetta, GA) at Exelis

Job Title: Senior Associate, Procurement

Job Code: SAS20222505-82977
Job Location: Alpharetta, GA

Job Description:

This individual will manage procurement acquisitions with both new and existing programs. The qualified candidate must have a thorough understanding and experience with acquisition principles, theories, concepts, regulations, and experience demonstrating a broad application of those practices, techniques, and standards.
The candidate must be customer focused and possess the ability to develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems; have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills to accurately report findings and procurement status to a variety of audiences; and have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and guide cross-functional teams, customers and external suppliers.

Essential Functions:

  • Review, plan, negotiate purchases in accordance within established policy and procedures
  • Obtain written quotations from suppliers in support of competitive bidding
  • Managing suppliers to negotiate best pricing and lead-time.
  • Work with suppliers to expedite purchase order deliveries.
  • Attend production meetings in support of manufacturing requirements.
  • Maintains accurate supplier, purchase order and department files, including MRB activites.
  • Understands and utilizes the ASL (Approved Supplier List) in supporting the timely placement of purchase orders
  • As required searches out alternate vendors or supplies to mitigate supply risk.
  • Oversees maintenance of an up-to-date filing system on pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to information.


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent 5-8 years of buying experience
  • Recent experience buying in a DoD environment
  • Knowledge of DFAR, FAR
  • Understanding of purchasing requirements within AQ9100

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Must be able to organize required documents within a paperless process.
  • Well organized with the ability to deal effectively within cross-functional teams.
  • Strong Knowledge of ERP Systems
  • Mastery of MS Excel (Spreadsheets)

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