Jacobs Buyer/Procurement Specialist in Reston, Virginia

Buyer/Procurement Specialist


“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class ITnetwork and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threatawareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and softwareapplications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in theIntelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT networkdesign and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT servicedelivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendormanagement. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees toconduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerabilityassessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. OurCyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations forFederal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts beforethey can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create asafer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standardsof compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to helppropel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs is seeking a Buyer/Procurement Specialist in Reston, VA. Duties will include:

  • Perform daily procurement like activities as assigned bymanagement to include procurement support to various Government customers

  • Prioritize work daily depended upon urgent and first in first outassignments, and must meet SLAs specific to internal or external customers

  • Understand cradle-to-grave procurement processes

  • Ensure all procurement files are in compliance with CPSR, FAR,DFAR, Government and Agency-specific regulations, and/or company policies andprocedures

  • Receives and processes simple to complex purchase requests;determines prices from available vendors which meet cost and qualityguidelines; places orders; verifies receipt of purchase

  • Conducts complex negotiations with suppliers to obtain products atthe best quantity and cost in order to ensure end-users needs are met;negotiates delivery, terms and conditions, and pricing

  • Must be able to understand, review, negotiate, and maintainvarious agreement types to include vendor reseller agreements, individualpurchase orders, blanket purchase agreements, basic ordering agreements, ID/IQs

  • Ensures that the items and services are purchased from specifiedsuppliers and are delivered according to agreed terms and conditions

  • Responsible for coordinating with receiving department to resolveany receipt issues so no delays will occur in delivery

  • Solicits vendors for materials, products and services throughformal RFP/Qs to include competitive and single/source

  • Maintain communication with suppliers during the course ofprocurements in order to ensure timely delivery while maintaining compliancewith the requirements of the procurement documents. Establishes relationshipswith new suppliers and develops new supply sources

  • Receives and evaluates proposals, quotations, and bids foracquisitions

  • Analyzes bids for specification compliance, prices, deliverycommitments and past performance

  • Recommend possible revisions or process improvements to meetcompany needs

  • Timely processing and execution of orders

  • Responsibilities of any procurement specialist are record keeping.That means staying on top of everything from purchase orders and receipts totracking numbers

  • Works under and reports to the procurement manager and at thislevel has no supervisory authority

  • Perform purchasing activities as assigned by the ProcurementManager

  • An important aspect of this role is maintaining CPSR compliance. Theserecords must be pristine in case of internal and external audit or review, andany discrepancies and corrective actions are the responsibility of the SeniorProcurement Specialist/Buyer at the direction of the Procurement Manager

  • Other duties as assigned



  • BA or BS degree in the appropriate discipline from an accreditedcollege or university, plus six (6) to nine (9) years of progressive and relevantexperience. Additional relevanteducation may be substituted for progressive experience

  • 6-8 years of purchasing experience

  • Must have extensive knowledge CPSR, FAR, DFARS, and othercontractual and regulatory requirements to ensure all procurement activityperformed is done so in a compliant manner and in accordance with companypolicies and procedures

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills are required alongwith comprehensive knowledge of company policies and procedures, and work flowprocesses

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of theorganization both verbally and in writing

  • Must have experience with Deltek

  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office product suite (PowerPoint, Excel,Word, SharePoint)

  • Some PC repair/troubleshooting skills may be required

  • Effective time management skills

  • Must be a team player with a positive customer service attitude

  • Ability to quickly become familiar with Government Agency regulations, policies, and unique authorities

  • Extensive and relevant knowledge of procurement procedures and policies specific to the area of assignment

  • Oral and written communication skills sufficient to compose and deliver responses to customers’ routine questions in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to interpret routine financial statements

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to develop an internal network of professional working relationships within the work unit and with service partners’ counterparts in other offices

  • Ability to interact with customers effectively in resolving routine problems

  • Ability to adapt to changing work requirements and priorities

  • Ability to use good judgment and personal initiative in recognizing appropriate action to be taken for completion of tasks

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of service delivery

  • Ability to interact with people who have different values, cultures, or backgrounds

  • Preferred qualifications:

  • Job-related certifications (i.e. CPCM, CFCM)

  • Extensive knowledge of FAR, DFARS, CPSR, and contractual andcustomer requirements

Essential Job Functions

Work Environment:

The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extremedeadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamworkand cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals acrossthe Company and Customers.

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Equipment and Machines:

General office equipment including PC/labtop, fax, copiers,shredder, printers, telephone and other miscellaneous equipment.


Attendance and punctuality are essential in this highly collaborative environment.Overtime work may be required in support of customer deliverablesor other priority assignments as determined by management.

Other Essential Functions:

Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be able to communicateeffectively both verbally and in writing.Grooming and dress must beappropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to theemployee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhancesproductivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.Mustbe well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple taskssimultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadlinerequirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must be aUS citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Reston

Req ID: I2S0003AU