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Procurement Specialist

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

About Cosmic AES

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  As a company focused on cutting-edge development, Cosmic AES delivers powerful, adaptable solutions leveraging existing non-proprietary technologies to meet our customers' mission needs and objectives. Our management philosophy of a flat innovative company utilizing Agile Development and the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for development allows us to quickly adapt to customer needs and the changing DoD mission environment. Cosmic AES invites you to become part of our family of groundbreaking engineers with a passion for conquering the nation’s toughest challenges.

Position Description

Cosmic AES is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Procurement Specialist to help led and manage material sourcing and purchasing of materials in support of prototyping projects for DoD customers.  The candidate will work with the engineering staff to understand equipment requirements, timelines, and budgets, but will also work directly with the finance/contracting staff to insure compliance with contract execution and FAR/DFARs. Other duties include maintaining compliance with DCMA Approved Purchasing System.  Will be Cosmic AES’ focal point for ITAR, Export control and counterfeit parts compliance

Job Duties 

  • Actively manage the procurement process from cradle to grave.

  • Identifies requesting project team needs and develops and refines specifications for commodities, supplies or equipment.

  • Examines and analyzes project team purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information; contacts team or initiator to clarify or complete information; determines method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required, existing open contracts, and/or competitive bidding.

  • Identifies and selects vendor to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders.

  • Negotiate key agreements with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, payment, warranty, and service terms.

  • Manage flow down requirements and contract terms for purchases and subcontracts.

  • Manage suppliers through proactive methods and hold them accountable to objective performance measurements including; on-time delivery, service, warranty, and price performance.

  • Advise management of market conditions and supplier base activity, which could affect pricing, and/or future availability.

  • Develop an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open purchase orders.

  • Work with the inventory management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders, report, and track back-ordered or missing products.

  • Support proposal responses through delivering initial Bill of Materials (BOM) to support overall Basis of Estimate (BOE).

  • Establish/maintain counterfeit part and detection and avoidance system.

  • Register, monitor and update the Government – Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) website as required.

Required Qualifications :

  • US Citizens only as security clearance will be required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

  • 4+ years’ experience in technical buying, parts procurement / expediting, supply chain operations or contracts formation.

  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures in accordance with FAR/DFARs and industry best practices.

  • Skill in preparing and analyzing complex technical specifications and bids.

  • Ability to react quickly in a dynamic environment.

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft® Office software tools.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Superior interpersonal, team-playing, and communication skills.

  • Ability to work with and influence cross-functional teams.

  • Advanced analytical and analysis application skills.

  • A working knowledge of Deltek Costpoint 7 Procurement.

  • Experience with the Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP).

  • Familiar with ITAR rules and compliance issues.

Cosmic AES offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package which includes: 401k plan, profit sharing, flexible work schedules, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, long and short-term disability, company paid life insurance, referral bonuses, and tuition assistance. For further information on Cosmic AES, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), please visit us at: www.cosmicaes.com

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