Supply Chain Buyer

    • El Segundo, CA

Requisition ID: 50202

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


Responsible for creating, implementing, and taking ownership of purchase order and subcontract actions within the Supply Chain organization. Create sourcing strategies, lead source selection, use price analysis techniques, conduct negotiations, and make PO/subcontract awards for commodities and services in information technology, engineering, and test equipment, facilities and building operations. Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create a collaborative subcontracting environment. Ensure that all PO and subcontract actions are in compliance with FAR/DFAR and other Government or customer requirements.

Key Functions
• Negotiates, documents, and awards purchase orders and subcontracts for supplies and services
• Prepares all required purchase order and subcontract supporting documentation including transaction summaries, price or cost analysis, negotiation memoranda
• Monitor and manage purchase orders/subcontracts through completion; from cradle to grave for assigned commodities
• Conducts market research to identify qualified suppliers
• Develops thorough and accurate requests for proposals (RFPs) to suppliers. Reviews supplier proposals to determine RFP compliance, and supplier viability for contract award
• Processes purchasing actions according to state and federal statutes and accounting policies and procedures.
• Coordinate with suppliers and internal customers regarding supplier performance issues
• Investigate and resolve receiving and payment issues
• Facilitates all pre-bid actions including bid conferences, job walks and requests for information


Required for level II Supply Chain Buyer
• Two (2) or more years of experience working government subcontracts/procurements
• Knowledge of procurement practices and procedures
• Experience in acquisitions governed by Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Required for level III Supply Chain Buyer
• Five (5) or more years of experience working government subcontracts/procurements
• Knowledge of procurement practices and procedures
• Experience in acquisitions governed by Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

• Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Excel
• Work well in a team environment
• Detail oriented
• Ability to prioritize tasks and projects
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects at one time
• Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
• Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Customer service orientation
• Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines
• Possess time management and project management skills

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: No

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles
Job Segment: Supply Chain, Procurement, Supply, Engineer, Laboratory, Operations, Engineering, Science

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