PAE, Inc Buyer, Lead in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Buyer, Lead

Job Summary:

Responsible for purchasing highly complex or unusual, technical, or high value materials, supplies, or services. Evaluates bids, selects, and recommends suppliers and negotiates price, quality, and service. Follows up on all awards until completion of order. Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering change orders. Oversees and/or conducts supplier site visits as necessary. Provides work leadership for lower level employees. May be assigned higher value tasks with oversight from senior management level staff.

Job Duties:

  • Maintains a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and standard commercial procurement practices

  • Reviews purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, completeness, and obtain additional information considered necessary.

  • Develops sourcing lists for various commodities to support the development of requests for information (RFIs), quotations (RFQs), proposals (RFPs) and invitations to bid and interviews potential suppliers.

  • Reviews solicitation responses and perform relevant analyses to include price and cost, ensure conformity to Statement of Work, delivery terms, payment terms, and other terms and conditions of the procurement.

  • Serves as a business advisor to internal customers, providing alternative solutions to requested items when such solution would provide a benefit to the Company (i.e. enhanced performance, cost savings, or positive schedule impact).

  • Negotiates all aspects of the procurement to include price, payment and delivery terms, quality requirements, and other factors with suppliers to achieve the best value procurement possible.

  • Generates Purchase Orders in final form for approval and signature.

  • Prepares and maintains a complete Purchase Order file in accordance with Federal Acquisition policies, Corporate Procurement guidance, and other applicable references to ensure compliance throughout the procurement cycle.

  • Procures using streamlined acquisition methods such as purchase card transactions

  • Actively manages the procurement process from order placement through receipt of products and subsequent payment of invoices.

  • Actively manages supplier performance through consistent communication to ensure proper adherence to purchase order terms and conditions

  • Resolves discrepancies between purchase orders and receipt documents and invoices.

  • Participates in the invoice approval process to ensure that supplier invoices are in accordance with purchase order terms and conditions, and resolve issues as necessary.

  • Plans, organizes, prioritizes and performs multiple tasks to perform job functions in an orderly, efficient manner.

  • Works professionally in a team environment and independently as necessary

  • Provides leadership and oversight to less experienced Buyers.

  • May have supervisory responsibilities over less senior purchasing staff

  • Identifies problems, analyze alternatives, and develop viable recommendations.

  • Reads, comprehends and interprets written materials of moderate to complex difficulty.

  • Composes written materials of moderate to complex difficulty on procurement-related issues.

  • Acts with integrity at all times when representing the Company


  • 8-15 years of prior experience with international procurement activities performed in conflict and/or post-conflict regions of the world

  • BA/BS degree in business or related field

  • Ability to analyze data, and generate meaningful reports

  • Demonstrated ability to understand purchasing and accounting data

  • Proficiency in the Costpoint ERP platform (experience with similar systems is acceptable)

  • Experience working under an approved Federal Contractor’s Purchasing System (highly desired)

  • Eligible for an MRPT Clearance

  • Potential travel: up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.