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The O'Gara Group

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Buyer-Government Contractor

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OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3546786

Desired Skills/Duties: Buyer-Government Contractor SUMMARY OF THE JOB: Negotiate contracts with suppliers in support to the procurement team and The O Gara Group Customers. PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Identify qualified vendors, negotiate price and manage inventories. 2.Responsible for assuring vendors comply with all necessary customer flow-downs requirements. 3.Working knowledge of FARS/DFARS. 4.Excellent MS Excel spreadsheet skills. 5.Ensure uninterrupted production while attaining cost objectives, on time deliveries and quality standards. 6.Manage current vendor relationships for competitive pricing, timely deliveries and maintaining and improving quality standards. 7.Identify and cultivate new vendors, as the business needs indicate. 8.Identify, investigate, propose and implement cost reduction opportunities. 9.Create and issue purchase orders to meet the needs of the business. 10.Resolve billing and invoice discrepancies with staff and vendors. 11.Participate in the physical inventory process and reconciliation, which includes working collaboratively with accounting personnel. 12.Support all company customer proposal activity. 13.Responsible for cost reduction/containment on purchased parts. 14.Support all assigned Purchasing tasks and responsibilities. 15.Responsible for vendors performance. 16.Responsible for keeping all open purchase orders current. 17.Review inventory records and warehouse, to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity. 18.Responsible for purchasing best value for company. 19.Ensure proper and efficient processing of receiving, marking, and distribution. 20.Responsible for keying of purchase orders and other purchasing documentation 21.Responsible for compliance with all applicable US export laws and regulations, including but not limited to US Department of State (ITAR) and US Department of Commerce (EAR) regulations. 22.Ensure compliance with federal and state laws. 23.Perform all duties in a safe manner. 24.Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 3-5 years of experience with purchasing, inventory or finance in manufacturing required. BASIC SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: 1.Able to handle multiple assignments under extreme time constraints and high stress conditions. 2.Must have strong work ethic and sense of urgency. 3.Strong negotiator with excellent interpersonal skill a must. 4.Self-starter: bias for action, results oriented. 5.Ability to work effectively to meet deadlines. 6.Experience in customer relations. 7.Computer skills with proficiency in Excel and Word. 8.Experience with JD Edwards One World strongly preferred. 9.Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays to meet business needs. 10.Knowledge of FAR and DFAR regulations and Procurement policies and procedures a plus. 11.Ability to work with a diversified work force. 12.Offers of employment may be contingent upon passing a substance abuse screening test and/ or criminal background check. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

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