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Job - Business Specialist I - Procurement in Florida

Florida, United States
Job type
Commercial, Financial and Legal Jobs
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Posted on
1 Oct 2016
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About the Role:

Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

This position is considered a entry level position.
  • Responsibilities include assisting in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of procurement functions including price/cost analysis, negotiations, administration, and related procurement actions.
  • Expedites purchase orders through close coordination with vendors, manages/resolves frustrated material receipts.
  • Works with contracts in managing suppliers and monitor supplier performance.
  • Reports on performance against targets, and keeps both purchasing and commodity knowledge current.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

BA or BS in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Business Administration plus zero (0) to three (3) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and customer interface skills required.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Computer experience with Microsoft Office products, Internet browsers, and outlook.
  • Excellent Excel skills to manipulate and analyze data to generate reports in a variety of formats required.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements
  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.
  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.
  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment
  • Work will mainly be done inside, but fieldwork can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the project.
  • Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.
  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.
  • Climbing ladders and platforms will be necessary.
  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.

Equipment and Machines
  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.
  • Variety of equipment used in testing.

  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.
  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions
  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
  • Must comply with all "drug free workplace" requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.
  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

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