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Procurement Specialist

Company name
Universal Service Administrative Company.

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Nov 23, 2021

Valid Through
Mar 08, 2022

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As USAC continues to support universal service impacting health care providers, educators, and consumers, it is critical now more than ever that we hire people equally passionate and committed to helping fulfill our mission. We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Procurement Specialist on our Procurement Team.  Reporting to the Manager of Procurement you will:

purchase equipment, supplies and basic services from vendors.

This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.
Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Procurement Specialist will support internal customers by,writing requirements statements and evaluating vendor quotations and proposals to determine the best supplier for each project. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

Follow established procurement policies, programs, and procedures that enhance operational efficiencies and promote cost effectiveness including standardizationwhere possible.
Assure and maintain a smooth procurement process from initial request to invoice payment.
Facilitate small and medium sized purchases.
Lead in negotiations conducted with vendors to develop the contract price and terms of small and medium sized purchases.
Utilize the corporate credit card program.
Collaboratewith others to implement process improvements.
Participate in implementation of strategic initiatives.
Function as the business interface with USAC\u2019s internal customers.
Lead in the preparation of request for quotes and proposals for potential and existing suppliers for small and medium sized purchases.
Other duties, as assigned.

The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of Procurement.

Bachelor Degree and/or relevant technical training and certifications.
Three (3) to Five (5) years of directly related experience.
Ability to handle confidential data.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
Excellent analytical and proven problem solving skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to work well individually and in teams to share information, support colleagues and encourage participation.

About USAC
USAC Overview
Why Work Here?
Our mission to achieve universal service addresses America\u2019s current critical needs to build out broadband capabilities for telehealth, online learning, and keeping families connected. Join us and help USAC accomplish our mission to bridge the digital divide. Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Additional information on USF programs can be found at:
supports our employees well beyond their salary with a system of benefits that rivals the top organizations in the country. Simply put: if you are committed to improving the lives of others, we are committed to improving yours. USAC provides low-premium, top-of-the-line medical, dental, and vision insurance in addition to disability and life coverage.  Generous 401k contribution, Federal and floating holidays, paid sick leave and vacation time that increases every year.  Regular telework schedule and opportunities to take professional development courses and training.
A Multicultural Team
We have actively built an organization that doesn\u2019t just celebrate our diversity; we depend on it. The challenges of achieving universal service require creative and unique perspectives. Our accepting and inclusive community will challenge you to grow and learn from others while always recognizing the value of your contribution.
USAC is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.  All offers of employment with USAC are conditioned on completing and passing a background and reference check and certification of vaccination against COVID-19.  USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the \u201cApply For This Job Online\u201d button.
USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We\u2019ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.

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