Procurement Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Sioux Falls
South Dakota
United States


Procurement Specialist

KBR has an immediate need for an energetic and dynamic Procurement Specialist at its Sioux Falls, SD location. KBR, headquartered in Houston Texas, is the primary contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for performing work at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center near Sioux Falls, SD.

Job Description

The Procurement Specialist’s role is to facilitate the requirements coordination, document preparation, communication, tracking, and disposition of both USGS and contractor-specific procurement activities. This person is responsible for requesting cost estimates, writing and overseeing the preparation of the procurement package, and researching and answering questions, as needed.

Candidates must be highly motivated, well organized, have excellent communication skills, and have a strong teamwork emphasis. Candidates must also be able to integrate into a highly skilled Information Technology Team and work under the supervision of the Lead Procurement Specialist.

This position description does not include every duty or responsibility the employee may be asked to perform and does not restrict management’s right to assign/re-assign duties and responsibilities to this position as circumstances dictate.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and follow standard operating procedures for both USGS and contractor-specific procurement activities.
  • Develop and maintain all types of procurement documentation.
  • Request and analyze cost estimates for content and price.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance on procurement activities.
  • Update the appropriate procurement tool and complete all procurement follow-up activities, as required.
  • Provide procurement and cost reporting as requested.
  • Communicate effectively with management, vendors, and peers.
  • Provide continuous effort to improve procurement activities, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively with others in order to provide quality customer service.

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing processes/procedures to meet customer requirements.
  • Exceptional customer service skills—able to identify and understand customer needs and ensure positive results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills—ability to plan and achieve a variety of tasks. Able to set priorities and multi-task.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills—ability to identify problems and develop solutions.
  • Teamwork—possess excellent team spirit and demonstrate self-management and flexibility in taking on new challenges.
  • Good telephone etiquette.
  • Keep focused and on-track in a fast-paced working environment.

Other Desired Skills:

  • General awareness of IT hardware and software is beneficial, but not required.

Requirements :

  • Associate’s degree in Business or a related discipline preferred. A high school diploma coupled with additional specific experience equivalent to that of an Associate’s degree may be accepted.
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.
  • The candidate must have prior 3 year U.S. residency

? Work Environment:

  • Work will be performed primarily in an office environment.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website ( ).

This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ?

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