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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Perform procurement duties including solicitation, negotiation, award and administration in accordance with organizational policies and guidance.

Duties:

  • Will be responsible for issuing requests for quotations, negotiations, award, and expediting of commodity goods. Specifically, furniture procurement and delivery coordination. (60%)
  • Field requests from internal customers for specific area needs with matching furniture. (20%)
  • Perform market research for furniture trends and availability. (10%)
  • Verify invoices, receipts and pricing, and resolve discrepancies. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Accounting, Finance or similar field; or equivalent years of professional experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Two years or more in procurement organization
  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite of software, notably Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including excellent writing skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, problem solving and use of discretion to resolve problems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in furniture procurement
  • Experience in Federal Acquisition Regulations

Benefits:

APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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