Reston, Virginia
May 21, 2018
Jun 25, 2018

Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group has partnered with a client, a defense government contractor, who is hiring an experienced Buyer w/ TS/poly government clearance. This is a key role reporting to the Director of Contracts and will be involved with highly sensitive procurement/acquisition needs.  He/she will be responsible for the procurement of supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for the operation of the organization. The company is employee-centric with long tenured staff. 


  • Purchases equipment, materials and supplies at lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability of source, and urgency considerations
  • Contacts vendors, obtains quotations, examines bids, makes awards, place orders, and expedite delivery
  • Maintains files and records of materials, inventories, and deliveries and supports internal and external audits, and prepares audit ready file documentation
  • Reviews purchase orders/requisitions for accuracy and completeness
  • Assists in negotiations for major purchases
  • Coordinates with AP and programs to reconcile invoicing issues to ensure prompt vendor payment
  • Performs source selection and expediting, issuing purchase orders to select vendors and entering pertinent data into Deltek Costpoint Material Management

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related business discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience
  • 2-5 years of related purchasing experience
  • Must have government clearance to support client's work
  • Position required Top Secret with Poly
  • Knowledge of FAR rules and regulations
  • Effective communication, administrative and organizational skills

Qualified candidates should send their resume to Sparks Group for additional details. Please note resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. 

We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!