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Senior Procurement Specialist

Date: Nov 6, 2022

Location: Lorton, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is seeking an experienced Purchasing Specialist to support supply chain management for multiple production/rapid prototype development contracts at our Lorton, VA facility. T


Your Contrinution to the Mission:


  • Source, select, audit, purchase, expedite and report on materials and services as assigned using established policies and procedures in a Defense manufacturing company.
  • Manage day to day procurement activities including internal and supplier communications. Negotiate schedule and delivery changes, price changes, revised terms, and special supplier agreements.
  • Requires an ability to understand purchasing materials compliant to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  Filing/organizing of the purchase order files to be FAR compliant where required.
  • Supports proposal activities with innovative solutions to meet Program needs and requirements. Cost estimate Bills of Materials with preferred vendors (a strong understanding of the electronic component market a must)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs cost or price analysis on procurements of moderate value, risk, and complexity
  • 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
  • Understands Quality System processes to include a working knowledge of Counterfeit Parts procedures including the use of an ASL


To Land this Job You'll Need:


  • 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
  • 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 FAR/DFAR
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience required
  • In addition a minimum of 4-6 years of government contract buying experience 
  • Intermediate – Expert level user of MS Excel/MS Access



SCHEDULE : Full time


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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 contact information.

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