Greenville, South Carolina

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Buyer III


Job Summary:

Purchase a variety of aircraft parts, materials, supplies, and services along with various facilities maintenance supplies and services. Evaluate bids, select, and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, delivery, quality, and service. Follow up on all awards until completion of the order. Negotiate and settle with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, the return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering changes. Responsible for complying with corporate policies, procedures, and underlying Federal, state, and/or local regulations concerning the purchase and shipment of goods, materials, or services.  Assignments will include higher value or higher complexity tasks.

Job Duties:

  • Apply sound procurement techniques to support acquisition planning, acquisition strategies, and subsequent acquisition of materials and simple services.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and standard commercial procurement practices.
  • Review purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, completeness, and obtain additional information considered necessary.
  • Develop sourcing lists for various commodities to support the development of requests for information (RFIs), quotations (RFQs), proposals (RFPs) and invitations to bid.
  • Interview potential suppliers.
  • Review solicitation responses and perform relevant analyses to include price and cost, Statement of Work compliance, delivery terms, payment terms, and other terms and conditions of the procurement.
  • Serve as a business advisor to internal customers, providing alternative solutions to requested items when such a solution would provide a benefit to the Company (i.e. enhanced performance, cost savings, or positive schedule impact).
  • Negotiate all aspects of procurements to include price, payment and delivery terms, quality requirements, and other factors with suppliers to achieve the best value procurement possible.
  • Generate Purchase Orders in the final form for approval and signature.
  • Prepare and maintain complete Purchase Order files in accordance with Federal Acquisition policies, Corporate Procurement guidance, and other applicable references to ensure compliance throughout the procurement cycle.
  • Procure using streamlined acquisition methods such as purchase card transactions.
  • Actively manage the procurement process from order placement through receipt of products and subsequent payment of invoices.
  • Actively manage supplier performance through consistent communication to ensure proper adherence to purchase order terms and conditions.
  • Participate in the invoice approval process to ensure that supplier invoices are in accordance with purchase order terms and conditions and resolve issues as necessary.
  • Plan, organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks to execute job functions in an orderly, efficient manner.
  • Work professionally in a team environment and independently as necessary.
  • Identify problems, analyze alternatives, and develop viable recommendations.
  • Read, comprehend, and interpret written materials of moderate to complex difficulty.
  • Compose written materials of moderate to complex difficulty on procurement-related issues.
  • Act with integrity at all times when representing the Company.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


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For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With a global workforce of more than 20,000 on all seven continents and in approximately 60 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. At PAE, we offer challenging roles, an inclusive environment to perform our best work and a sense of pride that we are valuable partners in work that matters. Join us and make an impact. Have a question about the opportunities at PAE? Please contact our Recruiting team at and visit our career site at  for all open positions!

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