The Support Specialist assists with daily oversight and management of the procurement and materials management supply chain functions. This includes purchasing and materials for both institutional and project related commodities. Assists the procurement section which purchases of materials and services through use of standard procurement techniques in accordance to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the project work instructions and the TRAX Purchasing Manual. Position provides support to the procurement and subcontract development experience in a Government services environment, which includes determining customer requirements, reviewing specifications, developing statements of work, evaluating offers (to include price analysis methods and cost analysis), past performance evaluations, preparing consistent industry standard Purchase Order documents, and establishment of professional vendor relationships and follow-up. Candidates must be capable of working in simple to high complexity procurements and contracts. Other duties as assigned.
* Bachelor’s Degree in business or procurement related field, 3 years’ experience in procurement/acquisition/contracting with a firm/agency involved with government purchasing/contracting.* Assist in the analysis and negotiations of single/sole source procurements and subcontracting activities to include planning, award, and post award management of major subcontract program.* Assist in drafting policies and procedures pertaining to small business concerns, including small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, HUB Zone, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business.* Assist in the evaluation of bids or proposals for compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the project requirements.* Fixed Price, T&M, Cost Plus and Blanket Purchase Agreement type contracts and standard purchase orders* Maintaining results of market research conducted.* Assist with implementing and maintaining process improvements and higher-level quality standard* Assist with complying fully with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and contracting principles; laws, regulations, policies and company standard operating procedures in all duties.* Communicates with external vendors as well as Business Office, Receiving, Accounting and Warehouse personnel, as required, to place procurements and to follow-up on vendor actions through delivery and resolve shipment/receiving discrepancies maintains complete documentation for all purchases.* Solicits quotations from suppliers using catalogs, price lists, direct telephone contacts and written data, to ensure that the offer meets specifications and is favorably priced.* Analyzes proposed prices/costs.* Compiles technical and audit reports, forecasts price trends and other economic factors necessary to make an award, to include the degree of price competition obtained, pricing policies and techniques, including methods of obtaining certified cost or pricing data, and data other than certified cost or pricing data.* Excellent written and verbal skills a must.* Must be proficient in Excel, Word and ERP/MRP system environment (SAP, ORACLE a plus).* Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) preferred.
Terms of Employment and Eligibility Requirements
* Must be a U.S. Citizen and not hold multiple citizenships.* Must possess or be able to obtain a security clearance prior to employment and maintain security clearance for the duration of employment.* Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.* In compliance with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force pursuant to the Executive Order 14042, employees working on a covered contract must have received all required vaccination dose(s) before your first day of work, or seek an exemption from vaccination as provided by law, such as an approved religious or medical/disability accommodation. Newly hired personnel must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.* Must possess a valid driver's license, without special restrictions.
The lists above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position. TRAX International reserves the right to make changes to the job description whenever necessary.
TRAX is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports contributions of all individuals. TRAX is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, familial status, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, handicap, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.