||Purpose Of Position: Under the general supervision of the Project Support Manager, the Purchasers perform a wide range of purchasing activities in support of ARCTEC Alaska’s Alaska Radar System (ARS) mission to include PHQ and the Long-Range Radar (LRR) remote sites. The primary purpose of the Purchaser position is to administer the purchasing of materials, equipment supplies and services from local and nationwide commercial businesses. The Purchasers interact regularly with people in various positions in the Company and externally.
Primary Responsibilities: Utilize Company automated maintenance and procurement systems in the order, receipt, delivery, and shipment of material, records, mail, and/or equipment. Utilize vendor internet interfaces to track incoming shipments; analyze Purchase Requisitions (PR) for appropriate authorization level, specifications, shipping, and delivery requirements. Proactively resolves customer issues by going beyond the request to understand the need. Issue Requests for Quotation (RFQ); award and administer Purchase Orders (PO) and subcontracts used to purchase material, equipment, tools, food, supplies, transportation, services and utilities for internal customers on authority of approved requisitions and in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and contract requirements. Develop most suitable purchasing arrangements for commodities. Establish blanket POs for extended term purchases; track the status of commercial purchases. Respond expeditiously to requests for information regarding the status of these purchases. Produce reports to assist internal customers with status information; contact vendors to follow up on POs and the status of overdue deliveries. Evaluate vendor performance and provides feedback to the Project Support Manager to facilitate proactive continuous process improvement. Maintain a good Company image and supplier relations through daily business contacts; maintain and review vendor catalogs and other publications to ensure best price and product, and to develop other sources of supply. Use reason, judgment, and logic to select the best vendors and shipping methods. Determine that prices paid are fair and reasonable and perform cost analysis. Search continuously for improved and/or less costly materials and supplies.
Core Qualifications: Must be a US citizen or US national, and have the ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance; possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License; High School Diploma; minimum of three (3) years of experience using commercial purchasing procedures for a wide range of specialized maintenance materials, supplies, and equipment to include: knowledge of local and beyond supply sources; work with local vendor lines; use of automated purchasing systems; ability to project supply requirements and use of local and remote shipping carriers; substitution: Formal purchasing or contracting education may be substituted for one year of experience; e.g., some graduate level education in purchasing or commercial purchasing seminars and workshops. demonstrated knowledge of, and experience working with, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) ;demonstrated proficiency in the use of maintenance management computer systems; demonstrated ability to review paperwork for completeness, appropriateness, and conformity to established policies and procedures. Ability to successfully write memoranda and correspondence relating to job duties; ability to be flexible while still maintaining high standards of professionalism in order to perform under deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a volatile and diverse environment; working knowledge of computers and typical applications including word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), and database (MS Access) . Fully functional at keyboarding
Preferred: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). Experience using government or commercial purchasing procedures for both routine and non-routine purchases and/or knowledge of policies and procedures used in large-scale organizations covering purchasing and warehousing.
A complete job description is available in the Anchorage dispatch office. Applicants must be registered with the Union, have a current dues receipt and a current resume on file in the Anchorage dispatch office that reflects the qualifications required by the Employer, to be referred by the Union.