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Purchasing Manager

Company: The Mitre Corporation
Location: Bedford
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.MITREs Finance Business Operations is seeking to hire a Purchasing Manager to oversee our Purchasing Departmentto oversee/manage/mentor a team of 6 staff of purchasing professionals as they execute cradle-to-grave procurement packages in a Federal Contract environment. The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the planning, organization, and administration of the team and ensuring compliance with MITRE's Corporate Policies and Practices and Federal Acquisition Regulations in all purchasing activities. The selected candidate will primarily be accountable for all purchasing system audits, including internal and Government audits and recommending improvements to the purchasing function.You will report to the Senior Manager and will serve as a trusted business partner with internal customers.The role will be a hybrid position working 50% of the time in person on campus.Roles and Responsibilities:Oversee/manage/mentor a team of 6 staff purchasing professionals at various levels in experience, as they execute cradle-to-grave procurement packages in a Federal Contract environment.Provide guidance to project teams to address difficult purchasing actions and proactively educate project leaders on various purchasing and compliance issues, especially CPSR and federal statutes, laws, regulations, and requirements.Review and resolve issues on assigned tasks which affect company compliance and ensure that legal requirements, and company and customer objectives are adequately addressed.Support project team compliance with key internal processes to include company's Purchasing Policy & Procedures Manual and support established purchasing procedures.Issue RFPs/RFQ's and review proposal submissions with the degree of detail commensurate with the complexity of the situation.Capable of performing procurements to support cradle-to-grave orders, to include preparation of solicitations, review proposals, develop evaluation criteria, negotiate terms and award.Responsible for procurement file compliance and Cost/Price Analysis.Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.Implement and manage effective cost reduction programs to ensure continuous attention to and achievement of cost reduction objectives, utilizing option agreements with selected suppliers to achieve most favorable pricing and delivery terms for long-term requirements.Review performance of subordinate personnel and recommend appropriate actions such as salary increases, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary action.Assist in planning, developing, and executing corporate training and organizational development plan for Purchasing department personnel.Develop and implement organizational changes, as required, to support an ever-dynamic changing environment.Demonstrate solid critical and strategic thinking skills, and excellent verbal and written communications skills.Work closely with other departments, such as Contracts, Finance, Compliance, and Program Management to address issues and resolve conflicts.Minimum Qualifications:10 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree; or 8 years and a Masters degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.Demonstrated success in managing staff in Procurement organizations.Experience with continuous process improvement methodologiesKnowledge of FAR and FAR Supplement regulations and the nature of flow down requirements.Knowledge of CPSR/internal audits and requirements.Exercise independent judgement and meet deadlines in a fast-paced organization.Demonstrate flexibility and agility to work and set priorities in an environment in an environment with competing and changing demands.Ability to handle multiple concurrent work streams while producing high quality output.Strong supervisory and interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders to include MITRE Officers/Directors, government officials and business representatives.Proven track record of successful contract negotiations, driving cost savings, and securing favorable terms and conditions.Strong analytical skills to assess supplier proposals, perform total cost analysis, and identify areas for negotiation.Commercial contracting experience (i.e., SaaS solutions, Hardware & Hardware Maintenance, Software & Software Maintenance).Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated proficiency in Deltek Costpoint financial System.Demonstrated understanding of Procure-to-Pay Ivalua.Demonstrated proficiency in Windows environment including Microsoft O365, SharePoint, Word, Excel.Demonstrated experience in the negotiation of agreements and contract terms.Demonstrate flexibility and agility to work and set priorities in an environment in an environment with competing and changing demands.Ability to handle multiple concurrent work streams while producing high quality output.Confident self-starter who can work under pressure, using their own initiative and with the drive to work to aggressive deadlines and to see tasks through to completionStrong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgmentStrong communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact at all levels of the organizationThis requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):Top SecretThis requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):Top SecretWork Location Type:HybridMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age; ancestry; color; family medical or genetic information; gender identity and expression; marital, military, or veteran status; national and ethnic origin; physical or mental disability; political affiliation; pregnancy; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; and any other protected characteristics. For further information please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency.MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITREs employment process, please email recruitinghelp@mitre.org.Copyright 2024, The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. MITRE is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation. Material on this site may be copied and distributed with permission only.Benefits information may be found hereby Jobble

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