Location:Huntsville, AL, USAPay Type:Hourly
Benefits:Extensive Benefit Options AvailableEmployment Type:Full Time


Quantum Research International, Inc. (Quantum) provides our national defense and federal civilian and industry customers with services and products in the following main areas: 1) Cybersecurity and Information Operations; 2) Space Operations and Control; 3) Aviation Systems; 4) Ground, Air and Missile Defense, and Fires Support Systems; 5) Intelligence Programs Support; 6) Experimentation and Test; 7) Program Management; and (8) Audio/Visual Technology Applications. Quantum's Corporate Office is located in Huntsville, AL, but Quantum actively hires for positions nationwide and internationally. We pride ourselves on providing high quality support to the U.S. Government and our Nation's Warfighters. In addition to our corporate office, we have physical locations in Aberdeen, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; Shalimar, FL; and Tupelo, MS


Quantum is seeking a Junior Procurement Specialist/Buyer to support our Corporate Office, Huntsville, AL. Ideal candidate will assist and perform various procurement activities for all materials, services and technologies. The successful candidate will assist with, RFQ's, purchase request, conduct regular price comparisons/ analysis to ensure that the company is receiving best price for each materials/service/technologies for all indirect/direct purchases. Conduct market research, source new vendors for competitive pricing, negotiate pricing terms/conditions for blanket agreements and sole source procurements. Maintain and optimize vendor relationships, inventory supply, source generate RFQ's. Assist with reports, quality assurance in accordance with company procedures and related commercial, GSA schedule/ FAR regulations.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain strong working relationships with new and existing vendors
  • Assist ,review/issue PR's, RFQ's ,purchasing agreements ,terms and conditions according to company policy/procedures
  • Assist in development of an active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs based on quarterly and annual numbers
  • Ensure purchase process of items follows company policies, DoD government regulations and Public Law in accordance with DCMA Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) requirements.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and establish long-term purchasing arrangements with vendors when it is beneficial to the company
  • Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders and contact vendors when there are discrepancies with AP/AR
  • Responsible for learning company purchasing policies and procedures, and maintaining supply /inventory levels required for effective company operation and assist in all procurement/purchasing task
  • Filing and general clerical duties as assigned for team
  • Other duties as assigned to assist with purchasing /business office

Job Requirements:

  • BS degree ,prefer in Business, Supply Chain Mgt, Procurement or equivalent discipline
  • 1 year relatable business experience in a purchasing/procurement, experience in DoD (government defense) and knowledge of DCMA CPSR requirement an plus. Note: Years of experience may be considered with 3 + years relevant/proven procurement/buyer experience
  • Excellent communication ,negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, CostPoint/Deltek or similar material software a plus
  • Able to create and administer a task priority list based on company needs
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain D0D clearance if/when applicable

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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