Pinnacle Services, LLC

  • Procurement Specialist

    Job Location VI
  • Overview




    To provide skilled purchasing knowledge and tact dealing with departments and outside vendors for the purpose of obtaining supplies. Responsible for independently determining the disposition of routine procurement problems. Procurement specialists execute purchase orders, contract releases and coordinates logistics for contractor arrivals.


    • Identify when supplies are running low and place orders to replenish materials needed.
    • Create and place purchase orders with the appropriate vendors and track them, signing off when the supplies arrive and logging the information in their records.
    • Responsible for purchase orders and receipts to tracking numbers and inventory counts.
    • Maintain backups and review the records on a regular basis to avoid losing vital company information.
    • Interfaces with Project Specialist to plan and prioritize purchasing activities.
    • Engage in a number of negotiations with vendors and suppliers.
    • Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.
    • Review technical specifications and using department requirements to determine, by nature of request, the best procurement method to be used with respect to public laws, regulations,ordinances, purchasing policies and procedures.
    • Ensures orders adhere to supplier agreements and contracts; reports nonconformances.
    • Identifies opportunities and implements actions to achieve efficiencies.
    • Conduct product research.
    • Interact with vendors and inter-department customers throughout the purchasing and selling process; performs price and cost analysis, negotiates prices and terms; expedite deliveries and conducts follow-up procedures when necessary.
    • Receive bids, analyzes for responsiveness, award bid.
    • Resolve purchase order and invoice differences with suppliers, such as wrong deliveries,payments, invoices, credits, payment terms, and duplicate billings.
    • Transmits and prioritizes approved purchase orders and supporting documents to supplier.
    • Assist Project Specialist in purchasing, negotiating contracts.
    • Maintain positive relationships with vendors.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in fields of supply chain, engineering, or manufacturing, preferred.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the field or in a related area.
    • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
    • Must be able to manage a heavy workload under pressure with tight deadlines.
    • Rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks.
    • Working knowledge of personal computers and software packages, including specific knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
    • Ability to utilize the Internet for research.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • TWIC card required.



    Applicants selected will be subject to a background check. The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment, drug and alcohol testing and job-appropriate medical testing.




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