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Procurement Specialist I - Buyer  Princeton, NJ  Posted: 3/14/2023
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Project Controls/Analyst/Business


6 Mt temp hire

Procurement Specialist I - Buyer 
US Citizenship Required 
PPPL, in Princeton, NJ 
$45.00 Hourly 
 6-Month Temp to Hire Options
Deadline 03/31/2023

SUMMARY: .The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is looking for a Buyer (Procurement Specialist) to join the Procurement Department to support the laboratory's purchasing efforts. The Buyer (Procurement Specialist) is responsible for cradle-to-grave administration of commercial and non-commercial risk acquisitions

CORE DUTIES: The Procurement Specialist (PS) is responsible for the cradle-to-grave administration of commercial and non-commercial 'low' risk acquisitions. ● Utilizes independent problem-solving techniques and skills, including managing procurement requestor meetings to minimize procurement risk and promote the value of the procurement process ● Supports acquisition pre-award support including SOWs, Acquisition Strategy Support, Cost Estimates, Market Research, RFPs/RFQs, Source Selection, and other miscellaneous pre-award documentation ● Purchasing Card (P-Card) program ● Seeks quality goods/services at fair and reasonable prices to meet the Laboratory's needs ● Manages supplier relationships ● Negotiates and awards purchase orders ● Maintains excellent file documentation, standard format, and record retention consistent with PPPL Procurement manual for all procurements ● Engages in post-award administration ● The PS participates in special projects as assigned by the Chief Procurement Officer and assumes the authority fully commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities  

Job Requirements

Minimum Security Clearance:

No Clearance


1. US Citizenship 
2. Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management preferred 
3. Minimum of 2-4 years experience as a Buyer (cradle to grave) in a Federal or State government purchasing/procurement environment 
4. Knowledge of federally funded procurements, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations (DEAR), and Uniform Commercial Code is required. 
5. Experience with Federal procurement process and file documentation to include market research, source selection and price analysis. 
6. Knowledge of computer-based procurement systems (Oracle); demonstrated skills using various software 7. Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and other office productivity tools 
8. Other strongly desired skills and traits include: Excellent verbal and written communication; attention to detail, results-oriented, self-motivated, independent decision-making and problem-solving, negotiation skills; and outstanding prioritization and multi-tasking skills. 
10. High ethical standards representative of Princeton University's commitment to excellence are a must.

 ● This position requires occasional reaching, stooping, and lifting of office files, reports, and records, typically weighing 5 pounds or less. Reasonable accommodations will be considered which would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of this job


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