Buyer (Remote)

Parsons Corporation

April 20, 2024


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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Buyer to join our team! In this role you will get to work with a variety of procurement functions to ensure quality, efficiency, and timeliness of services provided to clients and project personnel.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Contacts suppliers to ensure equipment and materials are delivered to job sites in support of construction schedules.

  • Follows up on assigned purchase orders to ensure adherence to terms and conditions.

  • Initiates action, as required, to resolve any supplier problems which might adversely affect project requirements and construction schedules.

  • Collaborates with Buyers in the pre-award solicitation process. Prepares bidders lists, issues Request for Quotations, receives and analyzes bids, prepares bid analysis summaries, and may make recommendations for purchase order awards.

  • May prepare Purchase Orders and revisions as required.

  • Assists in post award activities such as obtaining final vendor data and invoices from suppliers, inputting data into Cost Point for supplier performance evaluations, and preparing for closeout and storage of all records.

  • Serves as primary contact for the distribution of procurement documents, reports, and correspondence to project management, engineering, and other non-procurement disciplines.

  • May analyze draft material requisitions, including reviewing for completeness and accuracy, suggesting possible revisions, and forwarding to project engineering for further processing.

  • Ensures appropriate logging of action taken.

  • Monitors bid requests, bid analysis, and the preparation of purchase orders to ensure timely action.

  • Maintains purchase order records, including history of follow up contacts with suppliers.

  • Oversees the timely maintenance of purchase orders on Cost Point to ensure current status, as well as the coordination, publication, and distribution of project material/equipment status reports.

  • Oversees the maintenance of purchase order records, including history of follow up contacts with suppliers.

  • May provide arrangements for the safe, most economical delivery of materials and equipment by selecting the best available transportation modes, carriers, rates, and routing.

  • Participates in the negotiation of contract rates for project and client approval.

  • Performs analytical studies of available modes of transportation, rates, routing, quality of service, transit times, and specialized services offered.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

What Required Skills You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Economics (or related field)

  • 4+ years of related work experience is required

  • Procurement experience with a major engineering and construction firm or industrial supplier.

  • Working knowledge of vendor data control, expediting, and other purchasing activities is required.

What Desired Skills You’ll Bring:

  • Good written and oral communication skills, and a proficiency in utilizing Cost Point.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Corporate team.

We’re driving the future of the national security and critical infrastructure markets. Our employees work in a close-knit team environment to find new, innovative ways to deliver smart solutions that are used and valued by customers around the world. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, transportation, smart cities, and more, we’re providing tomorrow’s solutions today.

Salary Range:

$25.34 – $44.33

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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