Senior Purchasing Specialist

Abbtech Professional Resources | Sterling, VA

Posted Date 6/23/2022


Senior Purchasing Specialist


IMPORTANT NOTE: Hybrid Opportunity


A successful candidate will manage the complete purchasing process for goods/services in direct support of active Government contracts and indirect support of Corporate HQ and other locations. The Senior Purchasing Specialist is not limited to a specific commodity, but will purchase a wide variety of unique goods and services, interacting with personnel from varied disciplines to confirm requirement details and specifics.

  • The Senior Purchasing Specialist works for the Vice President of Contracts and

  • Interacts daily with other personnel generating requirements to determine specific technical specifications and required delivery dates,

  • Coordinates with Security and Logistics, and personnel in alternate work locations regarding shipment and delivery of goods/services,

  • Will have frequent interactions with the Finance Department; Controller, and Accounts Payable, and

  • Maintains the Procurement International Organization for Standardization 9000:2015 documentation and passes periodic audits to maintain certification.

  • This position is unique in that there is only one Senior Purchasing Specialist, who is responsible for the entire purchasing process.

  • Your impact will be in the purchase of goods/services in direct support of active contracts that directly impacts the company’s successful performance.

  • You will gain knowledge of biometrics, forensics, and IT related to purchases of goods/services.

Typical Day:

The Senior Purchasing Specialist has the responsibility to

  • Set up new contracts/projects in the CostPoint Procurement Module to include approval processes.

  • Process purchase requisitions for approval, negotiate purchases of goods/services with approved vendors, and executes/generates company-compliant purchase orders.

  • Obtains quotes in support of proposals, bids, and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchase of goods/services using the Deltek CostPoint Procurement Module.


  • Set up new contracts/projects in the CostPoint Procurement Module, manage the purchasing database, issues, and manages Purchase Orders for goods/services.

  • Provide pricing information in the form of quotes for goods/services in Bills of Materials (BOM) in support of proposals.

  • Maintain current accurate records and files of all vendor agreements and related purchasing records.

  • Conduct necessary ISO 9000 evaluations and maintain required records and files.

  • Support ISO audits.

  • Establish and maintain sound professional relationships with vendors.

  • Respond to vendor calls and emails.

  • Facilitate and manage all supplier issues/concerns (i.e., cost, price changes, quality, delivery, customer service, discontinued items, invoices, etc.)

  • Process return merchandise authorizations (RMAs)

Required Qualifications:

  • Recent experience with the CostPoint Procurement Module is preferred; will consider experience with similarly complex ERP software (i.e., Unanet GovCon, Oracle NETSUITE).

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ overall experience as a Purchasing Specialist.

  • Extensive knowledge of the procurement cycle from purchase requisitions; approvals; competing requirements to obtain the best pricing and required delivery date; creating purchase orders and change orders; receiving; RMAs; and close out.

  • Knowledgeable of Simplified Acquisition procedures and thresholds.

  • Knowledgeable of various online systems such as System for Award Management (SAM), Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS), and GSA.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on how to make the requisition/purchase process more efficient and user-friendly.

  • Proficient in the Microsoft suite of software (Word, Excel, Teams, OneNote).

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent judgment, ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, and meet deadlines.

  • Friendly, courteous, service-oriented, professional, outgoing, and customer-service oriented.

  • Detail-oriented while maintaining an extremely positive attitude.

  • Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.

  • Recognize problems, identify possible causes, and resolve routine problems.

  • Team player with a “can do” attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a professional atmosphere for employees, clients, and customers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred/Purchasing Manager supporting a federal/ DoD agency, either as a federal/ DoD employee or onsite contractor with demonstrated knowledge of current contracting/ purchasing requirements, as required within the FAR.

  • Recent experience with the Cost Point Procurement Module is preferred; will consider experience with a similarly complex ERP software (i.e., Unanet GovCon, Oracle NETSUITE).

  • Knowledge of the Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) (FAR Part 44.3) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is a plus.

Full Time/Hybrid Work Schedule:

  • One day a week in the office (typically Monday but flexible) 4 days a week remote. Occasionally, more than 1 day a week in the office.

  • Day shift; 8 hours per day; specific work schedule negotiable.

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is preferred; however, one must be able to satisfy I-9 verification requirements to work in the U.S.

Client is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .




Bachelors or better.



3-5 years: as a Purchasing Specialist with recent experience with the CostPoint Procurement Module preferred. Will consider experience with a similarly complex ERP software (i.e., Unanet GovCon, Oracle NETSUITE).

ABBTECH is an EOE/Minorities/Women/Disabled Individuals/Veterans

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