Senior Buyer / Procurement Agent

Verus Research is searching for a Senior Buyer / Procurement Agent to support a portfolio of large, complex, and highly technical, research and development projects.  This posting is for work in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

What the Senior Buyer / Procurement Agent does:

  • Acts as an authorized representative of the Company in researching and qualifying prospective vendors across a wide array of commodity groups;
  • Sources material and value-added processing requirements;
  • Plays a critical role in committing Company and customer resources as part of the demand fulfillment process;
  • Oversees supplier performance;
  • Produces associated technical documentation in coordination with company technical staff for delivery to multiple audiences; and
  • Coordinates with contracting, finance, technical, and property management staff

The ideal candidate for the Senior Buyer / Procurement Agent role will possess a strong mix of leadership, teamwork, written communication, organizational, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to execute complex tasks and provide innovative solutions with limited supervision.

Requirements for this demanding role include:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Presently holding or being able to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance
  • 7-plus years’ experience in purchasing, supply chain management, or a closely related field
  • Deep familiarity with procurement in a FAR and DFAR environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • Experience working with technical staff to clearly and accurately convey complex concepts in requirements definition, reports, and presentations
  • Experience creating and producing highly-polished technical documents and presentations
  • Experience establishing and maintaining document and record management in a distributed team environment highly desired
  • Recent examples of successfully playing a central procurement role supporting complex, technical programs comprised of multiple, related projects

The successful applicant should also have:

  • Knowledge of suppliers in the greater Albuquerque market
  • Professional certifications from ISM (CPSM, CPM) or APICS (CPIM, CSCP)
  • Experience in the aerospace & defense sector
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience with Contractor Purchasing System Reviews
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