Serco Inc.

  • Buyer IV

    Work Location
    Position Type
    Security Clearance
  • Position Description

    Serco is seeking a Buyer to join our procurement team at our corporate headquarters, located in Herndon, Va. In this role you will have the opportunity to negotiate and source procurements of moderate value, risk and complexity. Perform negotiations with key suppliers regarding costs, terms, and delivery schedule. Provides inputs into procurement decisions including award evaluation criteria, subcontract type, supplier selection, procurement process lead times, and procurement planning.


    Duties to include but not limited to: 

    • Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items and determines successful bidders based on price.
    • Evaluates suppliers as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. 
    • Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine quotes are fair and reasonable and meet all government procurement requirements.
    • Assessing supplier responses to corrective action requests.
    • Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
    • Develops RFQs for products and services of a higher complexity and single/ sole source requirements; evaluates source justifications; evaluates bids and documents awards; negotiates PO terms; engages suppliers in best value negotiations; awards POs and monitors supplier compliance with PO terms; resolves performance issues; closes out POs; routinely provides ad hoc guidance to more junior staff including providing formal training.
    • Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery.
    • Able to lead supplier issue resolution, including settlement of damage claims.
    • Able to lead process improvement initiatives and assists Supply Chain planning strategies. 
    • Able to recommend and execute techniques for evaluating offerors based on factors in addition to price.
    • Resolves shipment quantity discrepancies and facilitates the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel.
    • Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors.
    • Responsible for commodities or assignments requiring application of advanced purchasing principles and concepts.
    • Responsible for procuring major and critical production commodities and materials.
    • Ensuring all communications regarding procurement status are generated, presented and distributed to appropriate personnel.
    • Ensures timely acquisitions of products or services from known sources of supply.
    • Ensures compliance with all applicable requirements under limited supervision.
    • Supporting and following government purchasing regulations and assuring compliance with all internal requirements.
    • Documenting purchase orders to comply with company policies and procedures.
    • Negotiate and source procurements of moderate risk and complexity.  
    • Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations.
    • Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers with limited supervision.
    • Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability.



    • Bachelor's degree and 8-10 years of  relevant experience.
    • Possess a thorough understanding of federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations.
    • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

    Company Overview

    Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. federal civilian agencies, the intelligence community, the Government of Canada, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco has approximately 6,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset, and our success directly relates to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco's people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. We trust our people to deliver. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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