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Buyer II/Subcontracts Specialist

Company: Oceaneering
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

The Aerospace and Defense Technologies (ADTECH) group of Oceaneering is recognized as an industry leader in enabling humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments ranging from the depths of the sea to the outer reaches of space. ADTECH specializes in the support of manned systems and the development and application of practical, cost-effective robotic systems in multiple industries.

ADTECH designs, builds, and operates unique underwater systems for the US Navy and provides life cycle maintenance services for Submarines and Deep Submergence Systems. ADTECH is developing the next generation space suit for NASA and provides robotic and spacecraft life support systems.

ADTECH's business areas are: Oceaneering Technologies, Marine Services Division, Oceaneering Space Systems, and ADTECH Manufacturing Group.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click on Non-Oilfield, then click on Naval and Marine Services.

Position Summary

Develop procurement solutions to problems of unusual complexity that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation. Prepares Request for Quote/Proposal documentation and correspondence; analyzes and evaluates vendor responses to request for quote/proposal; performs Price / Cost analysis; negotiates subcontract pricing, provisions and terms and conditions; performs supplier assessments and source selection; prepares and issues Purchase Order awards; administers and performs subcontract closeout; prepares and maintains required documentation for subcontract files. Works closely as a member of an integrated team comprised of Purchasing, Contracts, Engineering, Quality, Project Management and Program Management personnel; assists with defining requirements, conducting market research, and identifying sources. Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations (i.e., FAR / DFARS), and company policies and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Develop and maintain professional business communication and relationships with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Develop and execute procurement plans for outsourced manufacturing services (i.e., special components and replacement / repair items) for submarines and ships, and other services and rentals within budget and schedule constraints.
  • Review and assist with the development of Statements of Work.
  • Identify risks and opportunities, perform risk analysis, and develop mitigation plans for subcontracted services.
  • Conduct make or buy analysis.
  • Manage and resolve subcontractor performance issues with non-conforming material and/or services.
  • Execute all aspects of the subcontract/purchase order process from cradle to grave.
  • Negotiate and obtain best pricing for outsourced manufacturing services, and other services including transportation agreements and rentals.
  • Document subcontract files to include price/cost analysis, source determination, and price reasonableness to ensure compliance with Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) requirements.
  • Reconcile vendor invoices and ensure they are correct for work completed and payments are in accordance with the agreed upon terms.
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the integrated team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    • Associates degree. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
    • Three (3) to five (5) years' purchasing or related experience.
    • Knowledge and understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) / Defense Federal Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
    • Experience with various federal subcontract types including Firm Fixed Price, Time and Material, Labor Hour, and Cost Plus.
    • Strong ability to work in a high-pace environment, prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Personal computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
      • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field.
      • Purchasing and/or Contracts Professional certification (e.g., NCMA, ISM, APS).
      • DOD/US Navy supply and procurement system experience.
      • Experience with PeopleSoft software system and databases related to purchasing and expediting orders.
        Security Clearance:
        • Must have the ability to obtain/maintain a DoD security clearance.
        • Must be a U.S. citizen who is not a dual citizen of any other country.
          Equal Opportunity Employer

          All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

          Closing Statement

          AdTech COVID Vaccine Requirement:

          COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. Oceaneering joins the federal government in its effort to decrease the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, decrease worker absence, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of work performed for the federal government.

          As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective January 18, 2022, all new Oceaneering employees supporting federal government contracts must be fully vaccinated before their start date, except in the limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to a medical or religious accommodation. Unless entitled to an accommodation, applicants selected for hire must provide a copy of their COVID vaccination card.

Keywords: Oceaneering, Chesapeake , Buyer II/Subcontracts Specialist, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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