Procurement Specialist II

Dawson - Eglin AFB, FL

DAWSON is a Native Hawaiian Organization 8(a) small business that brings the Spirit of Aloha to our employees. As part of the DAWSON Ohana , you will be provided a best-in-class benefits program that strives to ensure our great people have peace of mind when it comes to health and wellness. For more information about DAWSON and our benefits programs, please visit

Administer federal procurements of various complexities and provide appropriate counsel and business risk analysis ensuring that maximum value is received and minimum risk is assumed by the company. Act as a liaison with Project Management (PM) to ensure project objectives related to subcontracts are met. Prepare detailed RFP packages for equipment and/or services. Prepare/integrate scope of work, cover letter and proposal guide (as necessary). With minimum assistance, select general, supplemental and special terms and conditions appropriate to work scope, and obtain technical specifications and ensure consistency with client contract and task order requirements and other supporting technical data. Act as primary project procurement liaison to various project managers providing appropriate procurement planning and execution counsel to minimize cost and schedule risks. Assist with project proposal costs in providing procurement costing support to proposal managers. Assist proposal team with labor hour estimates for review prior to proposal input. Provide expert counsel on all matters related to subcontracting and procurement activity keeping management aware of resource needs to accomplish tasks as defined by PMs.

Understand, follow and enforce procurement related policies and procedures.
Develop intermediate understanding of subcontracting terminology, measures, concepts, principles and strategies.
Foster relationships internally with clients (project managers and support staff) and externally with Subcontractors and Suppliers.
Communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and solve problems (with minimal assistance).
Work to perform subcontracting and procurement functions efficiently and effectively.
Prepare and execute purchase orders and agreements.
Negotiate basic deviations from DAWSON terms & conditions and minimum insurance requirements (with assistance).
Maintain and document Subcontract files.
Tabulate and evaluate Subcontractor and Supplier Proposals/Quotes for accuracy and ensure DAWSON and Subcontractor/Supplier agree on any inclusions and exclusions. (with minimal assistance).
Perform basic competitive market analysis for price justification of cost.
Assist the proposal team in RFP Preparation and pricing discussions prior to Proposal submittal.
Assist in evaluation and resolution of disputes with Subcontractors and Suppliers. (with minimal assistance)

SABER Experience Preferred but not Required
Within 20 Miles of Eglin AFB, FL but not required (I was told I needed to be within 20 miles when I was supposed to move down there)
Previous experience in professional setting, preferably related to Subcontracting or other Procurement and Materials functions.
Basic understanding of Subcontracting and procurement terminology, measures, concepts, principles and strategies.
Basic understanding of legal terminology related to procurement.
Competency to perform subcontracting and procurement management functions.
Experience in fostering professional, tactical and strategic Subcontractor and Supplier relationships.
Excellent analytical, judgment and practical operating skills in a multi-location, project-based industry.
Excellent organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and communication skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment with high demand for flexibility.
Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve.
Advanced computer skills and ability to use procurement systems; proficient in Microsoft word, excel and power point; Outlook

BA/BS + None or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
2-5 years procurement experience

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