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Jacobs Buyer in Edwards AFB, California

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

  • Procures a broad range of supplies or services through formal advertising, or single or sole source justification.

  • Reviews requisitions to determine that proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents.

  • Contacts government and contractor technical personnel to resolve questions of applicability of specifications, or acceptance of substitute items.

  • Evaluates bids or proposals for compliance with specifications.

  • Performs price analysis on each proposal according to guidelines in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

  • Tracks orders from award of procurement to receipt

  • Works with accounting reconciling vendor accounts and invoices

  • Develops and maintains relationships with vendors, suppliers, and team members

  • Sets up new suppliers in PeopleSoft according to Jacobs’ policy and procedure

  • Verifies funding against task for submitted purchase requisitions

  • Prepares performance reports documenting cost savings achieved

  • Works in a team environment to coordinate purchases and invoices

  • Utilize a computerized inventory control system to identify, order, track materials

  • On-site travel coordinator, reconciles all employee travel expenses

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2+ year’s-experience

  • Knowledge of DOD/Government procurement procedures and techniques

  • Knowledge of negotiation and price analysis techniques

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations per the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

  • Experienced in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses completed (preferred)

  • Must be organized, punctual, self-motivated, a team player, have attention to detail, able to multitask efficiently, and a strong communicator

  • Degree not required, but preferable: Associates or Bachelor’s in Business Administration

  • Must pass a drug test

  • Must be able to obtain Security Clearance

Essential Functions

Lifting – 5%

Special clothing/equipment (wearing) – If PPE is required, we will supply it (safety shoes)

High noise level – 5%

Work environment – Inside, primarily in an office setting, however may occasionally be required to go outside to other locations.

Travel/transportation – Must have valid driver’s license

Equipment and Machines – Must be able to navigate a desktop computer and laptop, office phone system, copier/printer/fax, etc.

Attendance – Typically every other Friday off, overtime may be required occasionally, if requested and approved by supervisor.

Shift – 1 st , 9-80 schedule

Necessity for regular attendance – 100%

Urgency for punctuality – 100%

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.