Procurement Specialist

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Job Reference 1238932

Location Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Industry Power - Nuclear

Function Supply Chain / Purchasing

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 19, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Procurement Specialist – NC

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry, and the level of experience, exposure, and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

Airswift is currently seeking a Procurement Specialist for a 3-year contract with the opportunity to extend in North Carolina.

Outstanding sourcing, contracting, negotiating & planning/organization skills, problem-solving skills, oral and written communication skills, negotiating skills, interpersonal skills, relationship management skills, and statistical and analytical skills. 100% of the time for this position is to support the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Prevailing Wage requirements to support the nuclear business unit. Duties include but are not limited to the following.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Actively educate suppliers and negotiate pricing impacts on previously issued fixed price contracts/T&M/Target Price and associated amendments as well as new contracts in 2024
  • Continuously educate the Nuclear BU job sponsors and contract managers on applicable IRA requirements who are requesting new contracted services
  • Review new contracts, purchase orders and releases to ensure IRA requirements are appropriately included (when applicable)
  • Work with the Supply Chain (SC) IRA program lead and the Clients Tax organization to answer all IRA related questions from Nuclear BU job sponsors or suppliers
  • Work with suppliers to ensure complete and compliant monthly IRA prevailing wage payroll submissions, as well as working with suppliers to remediate any short pay situations related to the IRA prevailing wage requirements
  • Must complete the nuclear sourcing/procurement Position Specific Guide which is a series of training task which have to be successfully completed in order to perform sourcing/procurement work independently
  • Purchases complex services and materials/equipment via contractual agreements with suppliers. Compares pricing for needed services/materials via bid events/RFQs and negotiates with suppliers on proposals. Analyzes responses to complex bid requests, points out commercial differences, and makes succinct recommendations in selecting appropriate suppliers for contract awards based upon the bid evaluation weighting criteria as delineated within the SC Sourcing Standards. Supports strategic projects and initiatives. Focus on supplier relationship management with key/strategic suppliers as well as internal Business Unit (BU) partners.
    • Resolves complex problems and or discrepancies with billings and shipments
    • Achieves substantial cost savings through negotiations, and consolidation of purchase requests and or contracts. Negotiate contracts to include pricing, terms, lead times, etc. to optimize total value of ownership in accordance with the contract formation provision of the Purchasing Controls Policy.
    • Ensures that purchase orders and contracts are in compliance with all SC department Sourcing Standards and corporate policies/procedures
    • Performs escalated expediting activities to support station schedules and critical needs
    • Maintains knowledge of commodities, sources of supply, diverse supplier opportunities and market conditions that may impact future procurement. Collaborates effectively across different organizational levels, sites, functions, businesses, and regions to realize sourcing goals and objectives.

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