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Promote a high degree of professionalism in purchasing activities. Minimize risks to PPPL and the government, while meeting Procurement objectives, safeguarding Laboratory policies, and maintaining effective relationships with the Department of Energy (DOE), Princeton University, and various Laboratory stakeholders.
The Procurement Specialist III is responsible for cradle-to-grave administration of commercial and non-commercial “moderate” risk acquisitions.
Utilizes independent problem-solving techniques and skills, including managing procurement-requestor meetings to minimize procurement risk and promote the value of the procurement process
Supports acquisition pre-award support including SOWs, Acquisition Strategy Support, Cost Estimates, Market Research, RFPs/RFQs, Source Selection, and other miscellaneous pre-award documentation
Purchasing Card (P-Card) program
Seeks quality goods/services at fair and reasonable prices to meet the Laboratory’s needs
Manages supplier relationships
Negotiates and awards purchase orders
Maintains excellent file documentation, standard format, and record retention consistent with PPPL Procurement manual for all procurements
Engages in post-award administration
The PS III participates in special projects as assigned by the Procurement Director and assumes the authority fully commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.his job.
Education and Experience
Required Experience: Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a Procurement Specialist (or equivalent) in a Federal purchasing/procurement environment; Construction experience; demonstrate experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other applicable government regulations; Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; Preferred Experience: Experience within construction, facilities, aerospace or Federal Government procurement; Relevant business experience with progressively increasing responsibilities; Experience with CM/GC contracts
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (including unique software/hardware requirements)
Knowledge of federally funded procurements, FAR, DEAR, and Uniform Commercial Code is required.
Ample experience in all aspects of Federal file documentation to include market research, source selection, cost/price analysis, negotiating in accordance with relevant procurement regulations, and best practices.
Knowledge of computer-based procurement systems; demonstrated skills using various software,
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Other strongly desired skills and traits include Excellent verbal and written communications; results-oriented, self-motivated, independent decision-making and problem-solving, negotiation skills; and outstanding prioritization and multi-tasking skills.
High ethical standards representative of Princeton University’s commitment to excellence are a must.
Physical Requirements* (if applicable – identify physical requirements that are required for the employee to perform the job’s core duties.)
This position requires occasional reaching, stooping, and lifting of office files, reports, and records, typically weighing 5 pounds or less. Reasonable accommodations will be considered which would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of it.