Requisition # 2018-8719 Department PPPL Business Operations Category Administrative Support Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Application Deadline
Promote a high degree of professionalism in purchasing and contract administration activities. Minimize risks to PPPL and the government while meeting procurement objectives, safeguarding Laboratory policies, and maintaining relationships with Department of Energy (DOE), Princeton University and various laboratory stakeholders.
The Buyer III is responsible for cradle to grave administration of commercial and non-commercial “moderate” risk acquisitions. The Buyer III negotiates and awards complex purchase orders and basic subcontracts, manages supplier relationships, engages in post-award administration, seeks quality goods/services at fair and reasonable prices to meet the Laboratory's needs. The Buyer III participates in special projects as assigned by the Director of Procurement. The Buyer III assumes the authority fully commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.
Knowledge of federally funded procurements, FARs, DEARs and Uniform Commercial Code is strongly preferred.
Ample experience in all aspects of market research, source selection, cost/price analysis, negotiating and administering federal government contracts in accordance with relevant procurement regulations and best practices.
Knowledge of computer-based procurement systems; demonstrated skills using various software, and strong proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Other strongly desired skills and traits include: Excellent verbal and written communication; resultsoriented, self-motivated, independent decision-making & 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.
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Eligible for Overtime
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