Procurement Specialist

Procurement Specialist

  • Procurement professionals work very closely with external suppliers as well as with internal customers including program managers, programs, manufacturing, planning, engineering and mission assurance /quality.


Responsibilities include:


  • Review, assess, and approve of purchase requisitions to assure all criteria and requirements are included / addressed.
  • Review the Justification for other than Full and Open Competition to assure its completeness.
  • Work with and assist Requesters with their preparation of RFQs (requests for quotes) to suppliers.
  • Review supplier quotes, address any exceptions to MIKEL Standard Terms and Conditions.
  • Support negotiations with suppliers to achieve fair and reasonable results. If applicable, perform supplier assessments with the program team to finalize supplier selection.
  • Formally document purchase orders including details of summary of award; source justification; price analysis methodology; negotiation strategy and summary; performance to budget / target; and risk assessment.
  • Issue purchase orders.
  • Perform routine post-award management activities including PO acknowledgement, delivery status, expedites, risk mitigation, work with the Property Administrator on receiving issues and Accounts Payable on invoice issues.
  • Support communication meetings between suppliers and internal customers.
  • Prompt and timely respond to all internal customer requests.
  • May be required to participate in supplier development activities.


Required Skills:


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen and have ability to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage job responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and perform effectively in a dynamic, fast paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills – must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet team performance cadence.
  • Strong interpersonal and influential skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with internal customers.
  • Proficiency to perform and comprehend price and cost analysis, source selection/justification, analysis of supplier quotation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of all phases of sourcing and procurement execution.
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills – influence, presence, ability to interface internally and with suppliers
  • Demonstrated ability to place and manage high volume of Government purchase orders to FAR and DFARS requirements.
  • Negotiation skills (internal, across the businesses; external with suppliers) – ability to support negotiations and teleconferences (price, schedule and supplier exceptions to contractual flow down requirements).
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assimilate new information, processes and tools and adapt to change.
  • Ability to build relationships and effectively collaborate across the enterprise in a virtual environment.
  • Proposal expertise and understanding of all phases of sourcing and procurement execution.
  • Support program travel needs to visit supplier upon request.


Desired Skills:


  • Efficient and knowledge of Deltek Cost-Point, and other procurement tools.
  • DoD procurement experience and knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS).


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business management, financial, engineering/science or an equivalent degree.


  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.