National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Purchasing Specialist III/Sr. Purchasing Specialist - 874-A

Location: Arnold AFB, TN
Date Posted: 06-21-2018
Job Title:  Purchasing Specialist III/Sr. Purchasing Specialist - 874-A

Grade Level: 33/34

National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at AEDC to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Purchasing Specialist III/Sr. Purchasing Specialist to join our team in Tullahoma, TN.

Job Duties:
  • Reports to and receives operational direction from the Purchasing Manager.
  • Provide training and guidance to other purchasing personnel regarding all aspects of formation and administration of purchasing forms, procedures, and buying goods.
  • Develop and prepare project master purchases pro-forma forms, including legal and commercial terms and conditions to be included in purchase documents on project commitments.
  • Perform duties in the purchasing, including bidder prequalification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, negotiation and award of more complex purchase orders (including engineering material / equipment) and other purchasing platforms, such as blanket order and basic ordering agreements.
  • Review, analysis, and negotiation of terms & conditions and price, and must have an understanding of best business practices and the Federal Acquisitions Regulations.
  • Review and develop other commercial and technical data prepared by Engineering, Maintenance, Operations and other procurement functional groups.
  • Prepare, maintain and monitor project bidder’s lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement functions and other operational groups.
  • Communicates with suppliers to establish clear definition of requirements and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions, working relationship, and to meet project needs.
  • Communicates with Engineering, Quality, Maintenance, Operations, and other project functions to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions for the procurement of materials and equipment and to achieve the understanding needed to process requisitions.
  • Direct negotiations in the commitment of purchases, following review and approval of the proposed negotiating plan by the designated supervisor.
  • Understands key quality requirements to support the acquisition of materials, equipment, and services, such as quality & test inspection plans, qualifications, and resolution of non-conformances.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
 Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business Management or related discipline plus four to eight years of progressive and relevant purchasing experience or any equivalent combination of education and progressive and relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of and some demonstrated experience related to:
    • Contract types, terms and legal requirements
    • Law, negotiations, accounting or cost engineering gained through education or experience
    • Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
    • Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
  • Skilled in working with, and communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
To apply go directly to our website at www.

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.
NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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