United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10259723
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Job Posting Period
12/07/2018 - 12/12/2018
PURCHASING AND SM SPECIALIST
AIR TRANSPORTATION CMC
475 LENFANT PLZ SW
WASHINGTON, DC 20260-0004
TITLE: PURCHASING & SM SPECIALIST (Air Transportation CMC)
GRADE: EAS - 23
FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt
OCCUPATION CODE: 1102-0022
NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: Saturday/Sunday
HOURS: 08:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.
SALARY RANGE: 68,378.00 - 99,597.00 USD Annually
FINANCE NUMBER: 102596
BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies.
We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer
contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.
Analyzes and monitors the Postal Service's usage of products and services in order to engage contracted services and
equipment in alignment with established supplier management criteria; identifies sources, negotiates, administers and settles
contracts for major or specialized purchasing programs and/or projects. Implements continuous improvement plans to
include process and technological improvements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs needs assessment to identify customers needs for services, suppliers, and equipment; uses assessment to
determine requirements,and solicitation criteria, including production needs,quantities, delivery requirements and industry to
2. Develops purchasing plans, and prepares solicitations and contracts; determines specific contract language and selects
3. Develops total cost of ownership models for customers, including material and/or services flow, usage, and process;
determines value and non-value added to the service and/or product for the customer; develops asset recovery programs.
4. Conducts supplier value and cost analysis to address logisics, pricing, leverage, competitive advantage, and other
industry factors related to purchase; performs supplier capability assessment, past performance reviews, and other review
methods to create and develop supplier performance data.
5. Conducts customer satisfaction evaluations and gather supplier performance data to resolve specification problems,
determine production capabilities and responsiveness, monitor quality, obtain feedback, and to support decision- making.
6. Performs market and industry trend analysis to expand and improve the supplier base and to determine availability of
services, supplies equipment, and producers; benchmark industry for best usage practices and offer alternatives.
7. Requests and evaluates supplier proposals for satisfying selection criteria, awarding contracts, leverage opportunities,
and pricing data.
8. Conducts negotiations on price, technical requirements, terms, and conditions of the contract; obtains audits and pricing
reports where needed to develop negotiation strategy.
9. Makes supplier selections and performs contract management, including supplier performance reviews and customer
10. Manages projects to include planning, determining resource requirements, developing timelines, risk analysis, monitoring
progress, providing technical guidance and feedback.
11. Complies with Postal Service supplier diversity planning and sourcing strategies.
12. Provides technical direction and guidance on purchasing and material logistics activities.
13. May oversee the activities of lower level employees or teams, when assigned.
Manager of unit to which assigned
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
1. Knowledge of quality principles and continuous improvement tools to include benchmarking techniques and practices.
2. Knowledge of postal, federal or commercial purchasing regulations, policies and procedures.
3. Ability to perform summary or statistical analysis on data, to interpret and report results, and make recommendations and
appropriate business decisions based on the results.
4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing sufficient to develop and present briefings, and to conduct general
5. Ability to manage projects, which includes developing plans and timelines, determining resource requirements, organizing
and overseeing tasks, monitoring progress, and reporting results.
6. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must possess one of the following degrees or professional
certifications: 1. A baccalaureate or post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university, that included or was
supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: supply chain management,
accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, material
management, logistics and inventory control, quantitative methods, or organization and management. 2. Certified
Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) qualification or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute for
Supply Management (ISM). 3. Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain
Professional (CSCP), or Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) from the American Production and Inventory
Control Society (APICS). 4. Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager
(CCCM), or Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.