STR is seeking a highly motivated candidate with Federal procurement experience in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and/or U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) acquisition space to join an outstanding and growing Contracts team.

This role offers unparalleled opportunities to lead procurement activities with a growing and diverse set of partners, take on project oversight responsibilities, and gain valuable experience that will help you grow in your career. This role will report to the Procurement Manager.

The successful candidate will have high energy, a commitment to excellence, strong leadership skills, and a proven track record of success in Federal procurement.

This position may be Remote or Hybrid at our MA, VA, OH, FL, or CA office locations.

Pursuant to applicable Federal law and regulations, positions at STR may require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the procurement lifecycle from planning to closeout
  • Perform purchasing activities in accordance with company procurement policies and procedures
  • Perform market research, qualification, and source selection for potential suppliers
  • Evaluate supplier quotes and proposals to ensure price or cost reasonableness
  • Respond to inquiries about order status, changes, cancellations, and returns
  • Collaborate, coordinate, and communicate effectively and professionally with internal customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • Conduct vendor onboarding and management in accordance company policies.
  • Maintain all auditable procurement files in accordance with company, contractual, and DCMA CPSR requirements
  • Recommend and help implement process improvements to scale and optimize procurement activities and practices to the Procurement Manager
  • Participate in special projects as needed

Requirements

  • This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance, for which U.S. citizenship is needed by U.S. Government. 
  • 2-5 years of Federal procurement or purchasing experience
  • Experience in negotiations and supplier management
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS), and agency specific regulations
  • Ability to read and interpret federal regulations and related acquisition policies and guidance, and apply those regulations in context

Candidate Attributes

  • Collaborative, self-motivated, and efficient, with good business judgment and analytical skills
  • Innovative, with an interest in working closely with STR’s Procurement Manager and other team members to optimize our procurement practices, while maintaining compliance with our core contractual and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt well to change
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact in a professional manner with external customers and partners as well as colleagues at all levels across the organization
  • Thirst for excellence and enthusiasm to expand his/her experience and take on additional responsibilities in contracting activities (including but not limited to Government systems compliance and subcontract administration)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

The salary range for this role is $65K-$95K

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security in: cyber; next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare; and artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, and we go home at night knowing that we pushed the envelope of technology and made the world safer.

STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at www.str.us for more info.


STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at appassist@str.us and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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