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San Antonio, Texas
Job Type
31 May 2021
Who We Are:

We are R&D problem-solvers providing independent, premier services to government and industry clients; operating as a nonprofit since 1947 we work the public's best interest and toward the betterment of humankind. Pushing the boundaries of science and technology to develop solutions.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Work in a team to meet government purchasing requirements
  • Solicit proposals, conduct price analysis, negotiate and finalize purchase orders and other agreements, administer purchase orders, and perform other duties as assigned

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Solicit proposals for a broad range of electronic components, lab instrumentations, IT equipment, and business software
  • Conduct price analysis for materials and labor/services to determine the reasonableness of proposed prices
  • Perform market research and communicate with end users and suppliers to justify sourcing decisions
  • Negotiate, finalize, and issue purchase orders and other types of agreements
  • Expedite orders to ensure timely receipt of materials


  • Requires a Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Business or related degree with related industry experience
  • 2-6 years: procurement experience preferable in a research/government setting
  • Ability to utilize discretion and independent judgment, diligence, and attention to detail is required
  • Ability to fulfill responsible assignments without immediate supervision and to work as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel and Word experience
  • Knowledge of general business practices and procedures
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

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  • Job Reference: 295832802-2
  • Date Posted: 31 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Southwest Research Institute
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent