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Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Req #: R113662


  • US - FL, Fort Walton Beach
  • US - Remote (Any Location)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

If you are interested in advancing your career in purchasing with a respected firm that has a global reputation for excellence, then Parsons has an opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a motivated professional to serve as a buyer. In this role, you will purchase materials and equipment on a competitive basis as required by project or corporate needs. This is your chance to contribute your talents to a winning team!  


  • Reviews purchasing requisitions to ensure clarity and completeness in description of materials and equipment, quantity and quality requirements, proper authorization of funding, delivery requirements, mode of transportation, and proper support documentation.
  • Maintains a list of qualified suppliers, by commodity, approved by the project and/or department.
  • Prepares and issues Requests for Quotation to bidders who have been identified/qualified by higher-level Buyers.
  • Analyzes bid quotations for responsiveness to Requests for Quotations, evaluating factors such as commercial terms and conditions, price, delivery, financial status, technical capability, quality control, and geographical location of shipping point.
  • Assists with or negotiates best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting costs. Prepares Bid Analysis Summary. Helps coordinate technical review with Project Engineering and Traffic. Submits Bid Analysis Summary as project and Procurement management for approval in accordance with established policies and procedures. Issues or assists in issuing purchase orders after securing required approvals.
  • Makes comparative analyses of price and delivery conditions, availability and quality of material, and new sources of supply.
  • Maintains auditable purchase order files. Ensures that classified or sealed bid documents are properly stored.
  • Closes out purchase orders following confirmation of the successful completion of all contractual and procedural requirements.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in business administration, economics, or a related field
  • 1+ years of related work experience.
  • Basic purchasing knowledge and good written and oral communications skills 

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off and 401K.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security.

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