Buyer Ii, Kampala

Last update 2024-05-20
Expires 2024-06-20
ID #2154318092
Buyer Ii, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified May 14, 2024


Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World Amentum is a premier global leader in designing, engineering, managing and modernizing critical systems and programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment.

Driven to create a safer, smarter, cleaner world, we innovate as a team of inventive doers passionate about making a difference.

Underpinned by a strong culture of ethics, safety and inclusivity, Amentum is fiercely committed to operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution.

Purpose and Scope: Responsible for all phases of purchase order administration, cradle to grave, to include acquisition planning, source selection, cost/price analysis, negotiation, post-award administration and closeout.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with government policies and procedures.

This is a mid-level position that will be expected to possess a general understanding of government purchasing, ability to work independently with some supervision and instructions, be solution-oriented, contribute to meeting team and/or organizational goals, demonstrate good judgement and business acumen, and collaborate with stakeholders and other departments when needed.

Essential Responsibilities: Establishes source of supply, negotiates price, delivery date, and other necessary commitments based upon authorized requisition and complies with company policies and federal regulations.

Provides information to requester that includes communication of procurement actions or status and assist with special requirements.

Adheres to Supply Chain Procurement procedures to assure follow-up and administration of purchase order files.

Reviews and processes purchase requisitions.

Assists in the preparation of procurement centered reports.

Contacts suppliers, secures bids and executes purchase orders in accordance with Amentum procedures.

Evaluates proposals and quotations, determine offer responsiveness, responsibility, and eligibility for award, and perform discussions and negotiations.

Makes procurement decisions based on best value, price, schedule, and terms.

Provides pricing in support of Business Development efforts as required.

Maintains procurement records in accordance with Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) guidelines/controls.

Ensures compliance with FAR/DFARS, Agency-specific regulations and Amentum policies and procedures for subcontracts and procurement.

Conducts purchase order file reviews in support of Government audits.

Supports the goals and objectives of the company as a part of a work group or team member.

Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over shipments and cancellations.

Interfaces and coordinates with subcontractors and service providers, as well as Amentum HR, Finance, AP, and Program teams.

Participation in cross-functional collaboration and tiger teams.

Supports small business goals on assigned subcontracts, coordinate with technical staff, maintain records, and participate in small business outreach activities.

Performs Purchase Order Closeouts Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field, and three (3) years of experience in subcontracts, procurement, supply chain or related field, or a Master’s degree and up to two (2) years of experience.

Two (2) years of experience in procurement or related field may be substituted for each year of the four (4) years of college.

Experience in the working in the East Africa with a familiarity and knowledge of the construction sector.

Experience managing strategic purchasing agreements ( blanket purchase agreements)Must be proficient in basic office software applications (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer).

Must exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information and adhere to high standards of confidentiality and honesty.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience with Costpoint or similar ERP system, to include use of the purchasing module.

Process improvement experience in a recognized methodology (Lean Six Sigma, CMMI, ISO).

Knowledge of various subcontract types (Cost-Plus, Fixed Price, Time & Materials, and subsets thereof).

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands: Typical office environment with no unusual hazards, occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting while using the computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness; must possess planning/organizing skills and be able to work under deadlines.

Location: This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Buyer ii

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