Procurement Specialist

Location: Lorton, VA
Job Code: 1652
# of Openings: 1


Who Are We?

QinetiQ Inc. is an innovative C5ISR Systems and Technology leader. Our company is built on a foundation of advanced technology, systems engineering, rapid prototyping, and improved operational sensing. We work with the latest technological developments in government, industry, and academia, leveraging that knowledge to rapidly advance the state of the art, combining cutting edge sensor technology with innovative research in fields such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR). 

We are a world-class team of professionals that build Ground Systems, Solider Systems, Airborne Sensing and Processing Technologies and Integrated C2 solutions.  Our customers are always our number one priority and our mission is to empower and protect American Warfighters and Security Forces!


Your Contribution to Our Mission:

  • Purchasing electronic components and related materials with an emphasis on strategizing and implementing cost reduction activities, quality improvement, on time delivery, inventory reduction, lead-time reduction, and customer focus.

  • Expedites schedules and arranges shipment of materials and services to meet the requirements of the project schedule.

  • Initiate and analyze Request for Quotations. Additionally, provide suppliers with necessary information such as drawings and quality specifications.

  • Evaluate Supplier Performance based on the total cost of ownership

  • Monitor all bid activities and assure timely and complete receipt of completed quotations.

  • Filing/organizing of the purchase order files.

  • Work collaboratively with all internal customers to meet their needs in a timely manner

  • Work collaboratively with Accounting Department on credit line issues, vendor invoicing, etc.

  • Establish, nurture and maintain excellent vendor, internal and external customer relationships

  • Promote and maintain good business relationships with suppliers.

  • Responsible for scheduling, kitting, inventory and management of all incoming materials and outgoing deliverable shipments.

  • Responsible for inventory and government property management  to include kitting, stocking, inventory cycle counts and  government property reporting

  • Preparation of government shipment documentation to include form DD-250s and DD-1149s

  • Reporting and interfacing with government customers on procurement, inventory and lead-time status

Other Duties:

  • Performs cost or price analysis on procurements of moderate value, risk and complexity

  • Coordinates risk assessments and executes risk management plans moderate risk procurements

  • Participates in SRB activities Performs analysis of purchasing needs, including analysis of costs

  • Forecasts requirements, issues periodic reports on trends, and negotiates pricing, discounts, and contracts

  • Reviews requirements document (i.e., statement of work, drawings and specifications) for clarity and adequacy

  • Identifies potential resources for required materials, equipment, supplies and services, and develops and issues request for proposals

  • Responds to supplier inquires and coordinates source selection decisions with other company activities

  • Negotiates terms and conditions, price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements and documents the entire fact finding and negotiation process to document file documentation requirements

  • Ensures all procurement actions which commit the company are properly documented, reviewed and approved consistent with policy and procedure Act as liaison between the Programs team, other functional areas and suppliers, to establish a cohesive work group

  • Works towards supporting the overall business by using goals to reduce cost, improve quality and order fulfillment by executing with proficiency the PO placement process

  • Understands Quality System processes to include a working knowledge of Counterfeit Parts procedures including the use of an ASL

  • Supports proposal activities with innovative solutions to meet Program needs and requirements

  • Receives, reviews, and evaluates supplier proposals to ensure they meet Prime proposal requirements

  • Participates on proposal evaluation teams in fact finding, technical evaluation, and cost/price analysis

  • Prepares and issues purchase orders for selected suppliers consistent with policy and procedure

  • Interface Buyers, Sr Buyers and Supervisors Vendors, suppliers and internal customers Internal function and program personnel


To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Experience buying for electronic assembly (PCB, cables, enclosures) manufacturers preferred

  • Strong experience with government contractor purchasing; knowledge of FAR and DFAR requirements.

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) requirements and documentation is required.

  • Strong understanding of electronic components such as capacitors, resistors, etc preferred

  • Experience supporting procurement and logistics in a DoD or DoD contractor environment preferred

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written

  • Strong understanding of procurement laws and regulations

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Strong organizational skills, and attention to detail is required

  • Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while demonstrating superior presentation, communication, team building and leadership skills. May be required to have regular communication with business leadership

  • Comprehensive understanding of ERP/MRP systems

  • Demonstrated ability to perform price/cost analysis as required by policy

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience required

  • A minimum of 4-6 years of government contract buying experience required


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

DOD Secret


Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.


No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand.  That is why we have made the application process easy.  We promise.  This will be simple.



If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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