Senior Buyer

SOS International, Ltd. Reston, VA
Company Overview

For 28 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world's most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

CORPORATE-180312-6700: Senior Buyer

LocationU.S. - Virginia - RestonOpen Date3/12/2018 JOB DESCRIPTION

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Senior Buyer to work in our Reston office to support multiple programs in the U.S. and abroad. This Buyer should have 8+ years' experience procuring commercial and government items and in developing procurement specifications and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services globally. Duties include evaluating complex bids, selecting and recommending suppliers, and analyzing, then negotiating price, delivery, quality, and service. The candidate specifically needs experience procuring and documenting per the FARS for government purchases. The candidate will also follow up on all awards until completion of order. Additional duties include career development and supervision of lower level buyers and may also involve assistance with administration of some services subcontracts.


* Establishes robust common processes as well as continuous improvement programs determined by project needs.

* Executes sourcing strategies in the U.S. and abroad.

* Processes requisitions and pricing requests using the purchasing system.

* Maintains complete and accurate procurement records consistent with a government approved purchasing system.

* Research products and coordinate and compile necessary documentation detailing use of competitive bidding.

* Collaborate with internal customers to ensure requirements are clearly defined and customer is kept apprised of status.

* Assist junior staff in establishing and maintaining compliant files.


* Minimum 8 years relevant experience as a buyer in support of U.S. Government programs under a government approved purchasing system

* Working knowledge of purchasing products for delivery to international and high risk areas

* Strong organizational skills

* Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and on a team

* Demonstrable proficiency in MS Office suite

* Working knowledge of Deltek CostPoint



* Accredited 4 year degree or equivalent with relevant experience

* Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

* Experience with Independent Contractors Certified Professional Contracts Manager and/or Certified Federal Contracts Manager is preferred

* Strong working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) systems

* Expert analytical and quantitative skills

* Strong Microsoft Office skills


* Working conditions as normal for an office environment

* Requires periods of non-traditional hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary

* May require ability to lift/and or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.