Procurement Specialist

AEVEX Aerospace
Tampa, FL
Added: April 26, 2024
We are seeking a Procurement Specialist to support our growing customer base. This candidate must be an energetic, motivated self-starter, able to work hours outside a typical work week, and support rotating on-call needs and experience buying materials and services for Federal government and military contracts. Candidate knowledge of the procurement cycle including regulatory compliance in the Federal contracting arena is desirable.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for purchasing materials, goods, and services necessary to support Government contracts in accordance with FAR, DFARS, DCAA/DCMA compliance
  • Review Purchase Requisitions for compliance, detail, and completeness and obtain additional information, as needed
  • Coordinates with internal customers such as Program Managers to ensure purchasing requirements and timelines are understood
  • Prepares and issues Requests for Quotes (RFQs) for a wide variety of materials and services
  • Establishes new vendor relationships as required to meet project needs
  • Communicate with vendors to determine the status of orders
  • Expedites orders as required to maintain on-time order delivery
  • Communicates with all departments and resolves issues related to purchasing
  • Follow up and maintain current and accurate database information, vendor lead times, open purchases, commitments, and shortages
  • Support receiving activities including validation of items received against orders, allocation of items to intended contract or project, identifying unsatisfactory items, and pursue a resolution with vendors
  • Maintain purchasing documents, files, and records in accordance with established policies, procedures, and Government audit guidelines to ensure compliance throughout the procurement cycle
  • Actively manage supplier performance through consistent communication to ensure proper adherence to purchase order terms and conditions, delivery schedules, and quality of goods
  • Conduct market research to identify suppliers in a variety of industries
  • Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers.
  • Negotiates pricing with suppliers.
  • Assesses financial risks of purchases.
  • Attends trade shows, product exhibitions, and conferences to maintain current understanding of new products and trends.

Standard Essential Functions

  • Knowledge of FAR, DFARS, DCAA/DCMA compliance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Efficient typing skills, with an emphasis on accuracy and legal aspects of purchasing.
  • Ability to compile information and make decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize workload in accordance with team requirements



  • 2-5 years of purchasing experience Government/DoD contracting environment preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Occasionally required to sit, and to reach to use computers and other office equipment
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds

Security Clearance

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret DoD clearance, U.S. Citizenship required.

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company's capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Applicants who are offered employment from AEVEX Aerospace, LLC ("AEVEX") will be subject to a background check by a third party. Prior to the background check being conducted, the applicant will be required to complete disclosure and authorization forms authorizing AEVEX to conduct a background check. The authorization is made in electronic form and will only be shared with individuals who have a business need to review the information to make employment decisions. During the background process, applicants will verify personal information such as the below. An applicant who provides incomplete information will be disqualified from employment at AEVEX.

  • Criminal Convictions (misdemeanor and felony).
  • Prior Employment History
  • Educational History

AEVEX reserves the right to disqualify a candidate based on the results of the background investigation.