• Direct Placement
  • Virginia

Position Type: Direct Placement

Title: Senior Buyer

Location:  Virginia

Pay Range: Open – Negotiable



 Job Summary:

This position is accountable for subcontracting (defined as turnkey labor and materials), international procurement as well as purchase of domestic materials that are considered high spend.

Procurement must be consistent with quality, job specifications and drawings and adherent to project schedules.

This position is responsible to reduce the cost of materials through source selection and negotiation.

All business affairs are to be conducted in an ethical, courteous and professional manner.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs.

Solicits customer feedback to improve service.

Responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Prepares Requests for Quotation for Materials and Subcontracts.
Reviews and analyzes quotations received in reply to RFQs.
Negotiates pricing and prepares for review by Director of Materials prior to award.
Creates, issues and performs Purchase Order maintenance using the USJ business information system.
Reviews Purchase Order acknowledgements for contract formation issues, and if any, addresses them appropriately.
Resolve discrepancies between suppliers and company, including quality (yard concerns) and invoicing issues.
Operate within the program budget for subcontract work and assigned purchase product lines.
Supports company New Work Proposal efforts by obtaining potential project specific pricing for subcontract work and assigned purchase product lines.

Maintains pricing information in the departments quote file.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


This position has limited supervisory responsibilities, primarily in absence of Director of Materials.


Education and/or Experience:


Bachelor’s degree (BS) in a business curriculum preferred, and five (5) years’ experience in maritime work procurement or ten (10 years) experience in procurement.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


1.Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
2. Knowledge of purchasing and contract formation and administration practices.
3. Product knowledge of marine joiner materials.
4. Knowledge of domestic and international sourcing, foreign currency trends and US Customs
and importation practices.
5. Effective communication skills with a wide range of personalities, both internal and external to
the organization.
6. Effective negotiating skills.
7. Ability to gather and analyze data and make competent decisions.
8. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Sage MAS500 business information system.

To apply for this job email your details to applications@stromworldwide.com