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Huntington Ingalls Industries Buyer (Procurement Analyst 3) - 14871 in Pocasset, Massachusetts

Requisition Number: 14871

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Level of Experience: Mid

Come Join HII! Where Hard Stuff is Done Right!

HII Unmanned Systems in Pocasset Massachusetts is seeking a fulltime experienced Buyer. As our Buyer you will...

  • Procures raw materials, components, tooling, and services.

  • Plans and schedules purchases for material orders.

  • Negotiates agreements with suppliers to attain acceptable quality, best price and timely deliveries for the company.

  • Understands and follows the corporation's policies and guidelines regarding the ethical conduct of purchasing activities.

  • Maintains contact with all markets and vendors from which the company procures goods or services through personal contact, professional associations and trade publications.

  • Issues and monitors company quotation requests for all material to be purchased.

  • Works within the cost reduction program aimed at lowering overall purchased goods costs.

  • Maintains the vendor rating system.

  • Uses good independent judgment and works with little to no direction.

  • Maintains an Approved Supplier List

  • Maintains the Approved Suppliers files.

  • Processes approved requisitions in the ERP system.

  • Assists in maintaining the Obsolete and Diminishing stock process.

  • Assists with the return of non-conforming material

  • Assists with reconciling AP issues

  • Sources new suppliers based on policies and procedures for ISO 9001:2008 and government contract requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What you will be doing...

Procures, sources and negotiates the buying of machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Monitors performance of suppliers. Evaluates areas of opportunity to leverage material acquisitions. Tracks data to keep informed on price trends and market dynamics. Negotiates with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, and maintains necessary records. May prepare request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages.

What we are looking for...

  • 6 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 4 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 10 years relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of FAR and procuring for gov’t contracts

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government clearance. #LI-MH1 *TL *EP *MV

Bonus points for...

  • Experience buying for government contracts.

  • Experience using DELTEK Costpoint

Physical Requirements

Job performance will normally require only minor lifting and carrying of boxes of records or equipment.

This opportunity resides with Unmanned Systems, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. Our Unmanned Systems group creates advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications. Serving customers in more than 30 countries, HII provides design, autonomy, manufacturing, testing, operations and sustainment of unmanned systems, including unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vessels (USVs).

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:

HII is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.