Parsons Corporation Senior Buyer in Aiken, South Carolina

Senior Buyer


Aiken, South Carolina, United States

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Purchases materials and equipment on a competitive basis as required by project or corporate needs. The Senior Buyer level is fully qualified to handle all but the most complex purchasing activities. Typical assignments include engineered and non-engineered items. This is the first exempt-level position where the Buyer regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment.


  • Analyzes purchasing requisitions to ensure clarity and completeness in description of materials and equipment, quantity and quality requirements, proper authorization of funding, delivery requirements, mode of transportation, and proper support documentation.

  • Maintains a list of qualified suppliers, by commodity, approved by the project and/or department.

  • Prepares and issues Requests for Quotation to qualified bidders.

  • Analyzes bid quotations for responsiveness to Requests for Quotations, evaluating factors such as commercial terms and conditions, price, delivery, financial status, technical capability, quality control, and geographical location of shipping point.

  • Negotiates, or assists in the negotiation of, best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting costs. Prepares Bid Analysis Summary. Coordinates technical review with Project Engineering and Traffic. Submits Bid Analysis Summary to project and Procurement management for approval in accordance with established policies and procedures. Issues, or assists in issuing, purchase orders after securing required approvals.

  • Makes comparative analyses of price and delivery conditions, availability and quality of material, and new sources of supply.

  • Establishes and maintains auditable purchase order files. Ensures that classified or sealed bid documents are properly stored.

  • Closes out purchase orders following confirmation of the successful completion of all contractual and procedural requirements.

  • May provide technical guidance to lower-level Buyers, assigning and reviewing their work, and training them in purchasing procedures and the use of DMCS, as appropriate.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


4-year degree in Business Administration or Economics or related field (or equivalent) and 3-5 years of related work experience is required.


Knowledge of purchasing practices in the engineering and construction industry, excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated proficiency in utilizing DMCS is preferred.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.