Sr. Purchasing Specialist / Buyer in Kennedy Space Center at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 8/6/2022

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Job Description

JobID: 392015

Johnson Service Group (JSG) is a nationally recognized professional staffing and recruiting firm that is currently  looking for a Sr. Purchasing Specialist / Buyer.  The job is in Cape Canaveral, FL

This is a year long contract assignment.

This role offers a W2 hourly base rate (time and a half for overtime) + per diem and mobilization/demobilization.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Position Summary:

Reports to and receives operational direction from Procurement Management. Receives functional guidance form the global business unit Purchasing Manager. Performs tasks involved in the formation, administration/expediting, and delivery of purchase orders. Communicates with suppliers and personnel within Bechtel to establish clear definition of requirements and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions. Prepares bidder pre-qualification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, makes commitments and administers purchase orders.


Forms and issues purchase orders by performing the following: Prepares bidders’ lists Prequalifies bidders Forms bid packages Issues bid requests bidders’ questions Receives bids Prepares Commercial Bid Summary and recommendation letter Recommends and secures approvals in accordance with established procedures Prepares and order Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents Administers and expedites assigned purchase orders, performing the following functions: Establishes files and controls for all outgoing and incoming correspondence on each assigned order. Monitors supplier performance for conformance to commercial terms. Monitors activities by Engineering and other in-house functions to ensure compliance with the order terms. Initiates follow-up actions with the supplier or in-house functional group to ensure performance in accordance with contract terms and conditions. Informs or works with other project Procurement personnel as assigned to the administration of the order. Expedites all deliverables including schedules, engineering submittals, material, equipment, and other documentation requirements Analyzes and distributes those suppliers’ reports specified in the order/contract. Communicates with suppliers as necessary to achieve required service and results from potential and actual suppliers to meet project needs. Communicates with Engineering to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions for the procurement of materials and equipment and to achieve the understanding needed to process these requisitions.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, or in lieu of degree, 5 years of progressive, related work experience including but not limited to Procurement and Contracts preferably in an engineering, procurement, and construction environment.


Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of professional related work experience, or in lieu of degree, 7 years of progressive, related work experience including but not limited to Procurement and Contracts preferably in an engineering, procurement, and construction environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of business administration procedures, techniques, and business ethics. Skilled in oral and written communication.
Basic knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
Basic understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
Basic understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work. When assigned to a jobsite location, actual experience in materials handling operations is desirable.
Basic understanding of scheduling concepts and tools
Basic understanding of materials and equipment fabrication/manufacturing and associated production methods.
Proficiency in organizing tasks and completion within deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Basic operational experience with Oracle business platforms is beneficial. Basic understanding of construction industry, codes, standards, and associated practices.

The ML-2 project works on a 40 hour, 5 day/8 hour schedule. Start times are flexible but the standard work week is Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Overtime may be required as directed.

**Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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