Purchasing Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
May 09, 2019
Jun 05, 2019
Full Time
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager to work at our corporate headquarters located in Fairfax, VA. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals. This individual will manage other purchasing personnel (directly and indirectly) and be the lead for indirect procurement activities across the enterprise, developing effective strategic sourcing plans, negotiating terms and pricing, and issuing purchase orders to ensure that both internal and external clients' needs are consistently met while ensuring compliance with company procurement policies and procedures. To be highly successful in this role, the individual will demonstrate a proven ability to coordinate and manage collaborative efforts across the organization at multiple levels and provide solid customer support and procurement expertise on all purchasing initiatives .


  • Leads a team for indirect procurement activities (IT and non-IT) across multiple disciplines in the corporate environment.
  • Manages and negotiates corporate purchasing contracts.
  • Prepare policies and guidelines in for purchasing issues and initiatives.
  • Assist in audits, reviews and such special projects as required by senior management
  • Develop and maintains strong positive relationships both internal and external.
  • Assist in leading and developing other purchasing personnel.
  • Monitor Dewberry's compliance with Business Ethics and Contract Compliance Program
  • Support outreach activities within the Dewberry organization including conducting periodic training, and contributing to internal articles and notices.
  • Support Dewberry's supplier diversity policy and principles through management of purchasing activities and conintual supplier outreach.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • 8 -10 years solid, professional experience in commercial and corporate/indirect procurement and administration
  • Knowledge of FAR, DFARS, CAS, UCC and federal government contracting a plus
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in negotiating and managing supplier relationships, expediting materials and establishing effective master corporate agreements for IT equipment and services, travel, office supplies, janitorial services, etc.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Superior analytical and research skills
  • Possess excellent business acumen
  • Infrequent travel required.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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