Material Acquisition Expert(DEPOT)

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Associate's Degree
San Diego, CA
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Duties of Position

5 yrs recent experience as an expeditor with commercial market acquisition techniques, adhering to federal guidelines for full and open competition for those acquisitions available on the commercial market and compatible with military operating systems. Supports material acquisition activities. Receives, processes, verifies, and reconciles invoices. Verifies receipt of items, resolves issues, communicates with vendors. Typical duties include: • Enter purchase orders into purchasing system. • Verify receipt of items by comparing items received on packing slips to items ordered on purchase orders. Receive items purchased in Costpoint by reviewing and matching receipt of packing slips. • Enter invoices in system. Ensure receipt of items through packing slips. • Resolve purchase order, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation with buyers and vendors; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos. • Work with corporate office and vendors to request new vendor set ups in Costpoint. • Authorize payment for purchases by forwarding receiving and invoicing documentation to corporate office in timely manner. • Reconcile returns. • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances. • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions. • Keep information accessible by sorting and filing documents. • Work closely with buyers, finance, accounts payable to ensure smooth operations. • Maintain good vendor relationships through communications. • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential. Support acquisition activities that involve purchasing, tracking, receiving and reconciling materials purchased (MILSTRIP) through the Navy Supply System. • Experienced working with National Item Identification Numbers (NIIN) and Unique Material Masters (UMM).

Required Skills & Experience

Operational experience following policies and procedures for Operating Materials and Supplies (OM&S) Operational experience using Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) policies and procedures. Hands-on experience performing data entry into Navy-Enterprise Resource Planning (N-ERP). Significant experience with Costpoint, MS Excel, purchasing, accounting, material acquisition, preparing reconciliations, Vendor Relationships, Customer Service, Documentation Skills, and Supply Management. Attention to Detail, Thorough, Organized, adept at analyzing Information, PC Proficient, Data Entry Skills, and better-than-average Math Skills. Minimum of 1 year working experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook). This position will be required to have and maintain a SECRET clearance.

This position requires a Secret US DoD security clearance.

Preferred Skills

Prior Navy Supply System Experience a plus. Quality Management System (QMS) experience that is compatible with ISO 9001:2008. Experience with Deltek Costpoint software a plus.


Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface effectively with all levels of technical and management personnel. ***When responding to this posting please reference job # SD21-10, Material Acquisition Expert (DEPOT)***

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*The majority of our positions require a DoD security clearance


Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits enrollment from their date of hire:

  • Health Insurance - Centurum provides insurance for employee and dependent in a comprehensive package. Coverage for vision care is included. This option is available on a cost-sharing basis.
  • Dental Insurance - Available in conjunction with Health Insurance for an additional cost. Provides oral maintenance care for employee and dependent.
  • Basic Life Insurance - Company provided benefit for all full-time employees.
  • Supplemental Life Insurance - Optional life insurance coverage to employees at group rates.
  • Dependant Life Insurance - Optional coverage for dependents at a group rate.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance - Optional coverage available to employees at group rates.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave - Leave accrual is determined by length of service.
  • Holidays - The company observes ten paid holidays each year.
  • Retirement 401(k) Plan - Investments can be made into selected mutual funds under this plan. Employee is fully vested from plan entry date. The company may match employee contributions depending upon profit.

Centurum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing employment opportunities for all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by U.S. law. Centurum makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.