Procurement Buyer at Exelis

Expires in 12 days

Procurement / Buyer - Amityville, NY

Job Code: ES20181204-24289

Job Description:

Harris Corporation is looking for a Buyer to join its Procurement team in its Amityville, NY location. Duties include:
  • Sources and purchases machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization.
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.
  • Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.
  • Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability and ability to meet required schedules.
  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment and maintains necessary records.
  • May prepare bid packages.
  • Frequent internal company and external contacts. Represents organization on specific projects.
  • Prepare proposal requests consistent with the requirements of the contract.
  • Develop new sources of supply based on quality product, on-time delivery and competitive pricing.
  • Solicit and award purchase orders consistent with the requirements of the contract.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business or a related field with 3+ years of directly related experience OR Associates Degree and 6+ years of directly related experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience complying with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Acquisition Regulations (DFAR).
  • 2+ years’ experience complying with The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • 2+ years’ experience in Contract Law and other Procurement regulations.
  • 2+ years’ experience in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and MRP system skills.
  • Must be able to attain and maintain a US government security clearance.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain principles and concepts in defense contracting.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment and be solutions oriented.
  • Must be approachable and be able to communicate with internal and external customers.

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.
Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. USA - NY - North Amityville
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