Serco Inc.

Director of Procurement

Recruiting Location
RL_VAHQ - Serco-NA Corporate HQ
Work Location
Position Type
Security Clearance

Position Description

Business Unit (BU) Procurement Director

Based in Herndon, VA and reporting to Serco’s VP of Procurement, the Procurement Director is responsible for providing leadership to a staff of 14 buyers and subcontract administrators primarily located in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC supporting multiple Business Units totaling $600M in revenue and procurement activity under various contracts under federal civilian agencies, Department of Defense (DOD), state / local government, and commercial entities.  Relying on an extensive background in federal buying and subcontracting, the Procurement Director will consistently demonstrate best practices in the areas of sourcing, purchasing, subcontract development, business analytics and negotiations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing hands on, effective management to the most significant and complex purchasing, sourcing, teaming and subcontracting challenges
  • Maintaining a DCMA-approved purchasing system
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key suppliers and subcontractors including understanding distribution channels and key subcontractor capabilities
  • Meeting contract small business goals with effective supply chain management
  • Developing and implementing key performance metrics and reporting tools for the BU’s procurement activities
  • Working across the organization to implement supplier performance management strategies
  • Maintaining excellent working relationships with BU leadership, program management and peer functional stakeholders
  • Providing cross functional problem solving and leadership



Required skills: demonstrated subject matter expertise in federal subcontracting and procurement, an established track record managing and developing a large staff preferably across multiple geographic locations, good analytic and problem solving skills and well developed communications skills.  Strong  management of procurement lifecycle activities including experience negotiating teaming agreements and managing team member pricing efforts, awarding subcontracts in accordance with a DCMA-approved purchasing system, managing subcontractor performance, and closeout activities in a federal contract environment.  Strong understanding of contract price types, business terms and conditions, and FAR / DFARS clauses.


Required education: degree in business administration, procurement, supply chain, federal contracting or similar.  MBA and Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or similar accreditation preferred.


Required experience: 10 – 12 years experience in a federal procurement environment with progressively expanding responsibilities, including staff supervision.  Experience with CPSR and other federal agency audits.  Familiarity with Costpoint preferred.

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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