Material Acquisition Specialist (DEPOT)

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Duties of Position

Working knowledge of commercial market acquisition techniques in support of Government Contracts. • Receives requests for materials. • Researches potential vendors and exercises established Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) procedures to ensure vendors are properly vetted. • Works with corporate office and vendors to request new vendors get set up in accounting system. • Ensures required documentation for each purchase is complete and accurate, including proof of competition and sole source documentation, when required. • Enters purchase orders into purchasing system, confirms receipt of orders, and tracks orders to ensure they are received when promised. • Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received on packing slips to items ordered on purchase orders. Enters received purchases in accounting system. • Resolves purchase order, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation with buyers and vendors; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos. • Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving and invoicing documentation to corporate office in timely manner. • Reconciles returns. • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances. • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions. • Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents. • Works closely with buyers, finance, accounts payable to ensure smooth operations. • Maintains 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. • Performs logistics tasks and other special projects as required.

Required Skills & Experience

Proficient in MS Excel software, Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), Math, and Data Entry. 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 Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) experience a plus. Quality Management System (QMS) experience that is compatible with ISO 9001:2015.


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 # SD21-70, Material Acquisition Specialist (DEPOT)*** EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

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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.