Procurement Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Procurement Specialist

The Mission Systems Operation contract (MSOC) has an excellent opportunity for a Procurement Specialist to facilitate IT procurement and asset/inventory management for NASA Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center (MCC) and Training Systems (TS).

The applicant will work in a dynamic team environment and will be responsible for working with engineers and project managers to capture and negotiate software requirements, working with vendors to obtain cost estimates, and complete all related transactions throughout the lifecycle of the purchase.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Purchase software, services, and training in a timely manner to attain cost & inventory objectives, minimizing risk for the organization
  • Generate accurate budgets for approval and purchasing
  • Partner with System Engineering to define and implement inventory management processes and policies
  • Execute IT asset lifecycle: procurement, tracking/assignment, reallocation and disposal
  • Work with vendors and manage relationships
  • Support budget estimations and compliance
  • Ability to prioritize requests and communicate effectively in a deadline oriented environment
  • Provide consultation and recommendations to program managers and contract specialists in the preparation of Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Assist on and/or review Request for Quotes (RFQs), Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Assist with the development and update of local policies and procedures
  • Other projects will be assigned based on company direction and growth

Required Skills:

  • Work well with minimal supervision
  • Successfully take direction from multiple sources
  • Effectively manage competing priorities
  • Can-do, get it done attitude with a self-reliant, resourceful nature
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external resources
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Work efficiently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Operate via purchasing best practices
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Adept at internet searching for new supplier resources and comfortable purchasing via the internet
  • Proficient with office applications including spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation software
  • Develop and maintain appropriate supplier relationships
  • Relationship building skills both in-house and with vendors/suppliers globally.
  • Conduct yourself and your business in an ethical and appropriate manner at all times
  • Knowledge of accounting and purchasing systems and procedures
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees at all levels
  • Ability to effectively and timely resolve issues with various degrees of complexity in a calm professional manner with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude and work well with others.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Software Applications such as: MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat

Desired Skills

  • Experience with ServiceNow Software Asset Management
  • Experience with CostPoint


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically holds a bachelor’s degree plus 5+ years of experience

Successful candidates must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance per eligibility requirements.

Work cannot begin on the NASA program without a fully adjudicated security clearance.

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.

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