Buyer - Military veterans preferred

DynCorp Recruiting (


  full-time   employee

Washington, Dc

United States

Job Summary
The Buyer is 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 complies with company policies and federal regulations.
  • Provides guidance and information to requester that includes communication of procurement actions or status and assist with special or complex 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
  • Reviews purchase requisitions and executes purchase orders with approved suppliers.
  • Negotiate price, delivery, and terms with approved prospective suppliers.
  • 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 as assigned.
  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, and losses, return of materials, over-shipments, and cancellations.
  • Provides pricing in support of Business Development or proposal efforts as required.
  • May require site visits in support of establishment of new or existing suppliers.
  • Interfaces with Procurement leadership. to provide status, input, and communicates with other departments.
  • Responsible for compliance of procurement procedures in maintaining an approved Purchasing system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate with suppliers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments, works with little supervision and well under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications (ex: Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Additional knowledge/skills may be required by contract or assignment.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or related area. 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.  
  • Three (3) years of experience in a buyer or procurement role, preferably in a government environment.
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment.
  • Certification(s) in Procurement desirable.

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.