Buyer Associate - Military veterans preferred

DynCorp Recruiting (


  full-time   employee

Washington, Dc

United States

Job Summary
Responsible for procurement of materials, components, supplies and/or services for the company in accordance with Procurement procedures, contract requirements and federal acquisition regulations.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
  • Establishes source of supply, negotiates price, delivery date, and other necessary commitments based upon authorized requisition and compliance with company policies and federal regulations.
  • Provides information to requester that includes communication of procurement actions or status and assist with special requirements.
  • Adheres to Procurement procedures to assure follow-up and administration of purchase order and subcontract files.
  • Coordinates requisition requirements with requester.
  • Assists in the preparation of Procurement centered reports.
  • Contacts suppliers, secures bids and executes purchase orders in accordance with DI procedures.
  • Review of supplier pricing or proposals to determine procurement award in accordance with source selection procedures.
  • Negotiate price, delivery, and terms with suppliers.
  • Makes procurement decisions based on best value, price, schedule and terms.
  • Provides pricing in support of Business Development efforts as required.
  • Maintains procurement records in accordance with procedures.
  • Supports the goals and objectives of the company as a part of a work group or team member.
  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over shipments and cancellations.
  • Interacts with A/P to assist and ensure completion of purchase order/invoice processing cycle.
  • Responsible for compliance of procurement procedures in maintaining an approved Purchasing system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate with suppliers.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) preferred.
  • Additional knowledge/skills may be required by contract or assignment

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in associated discipline is preferred.  Two (2) years of relevant experience above that which is required for the role may be substituted for each year of the four (4) years of college.  
  • One (1) year of business experience with at least 6 months in a Buyer/Procurement role. Government procurement experience is desirable.
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • CONUS:
    • Generally works in normal office environment but may be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions.
    • Some positions will be assigned to overseas locations where living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.