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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R2200714

Director, Purchasing

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. At ICF we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

ICF’s Contracts & Administration (C+A) Group is seeking an experienced Purchasing Director who will develop an effective strategic sourcing plan that supports ICF’s growth and strategies and delivers the best outcome for our internal and external clients. In this role you will lead a team of procurement professionals, with varying levels of experience, performing purchasing transactions to acquire direct-charge goods and commercial services as well as indirect-charge goods and services across the organization. You will mentor the team to facilitate successful career growth and ensure consistent team success with daily tasks and initiatives.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate a proven ability to coordinate and manage collaborative efforts across the organization in fulfillment of the Procurement Team’s mission to serve as a business partner to internal customers and external partners and providing comprehensive procurement expertise on all Purchasing initiatives. You will have significant prior experience in the administration of both U.S Federal Government as well as State, Local, Commercial, and International procurement activities, utilizing all contract types.

This position can be based in any of our ICF Office's or 100% Remote.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee purchasing administration/management in a hybrid Federal Government, Commercial, and International contracting environment to include front-end proposal support, sourcing and soliciting potential vendors, contract negotiation, award, and administration through procurement closeout

  • Manage a team of Buyers performing day-to-day purchasing transactions with an emphasis on coaching to support skill building and career development

  • Ensure compliance with company procurement policies and procedures, contractual requirements, and all applicable Federal, State, and Local Government procurement regulations and laws

  • Partner closely with Operations teams, Corporate Business Services (CBS) stakeholders, and other Procurement leaders to develop tailored procurement tactics and lead scalable strategic initiatives that enhance business outcomes

  • Assist with vendor issues resolution and provide guidance to departmental senior management to mitigate impact and risk

  • Develop negotiation strategies to secure best value deals in support of US Government, Non-Federal, Commercial, State, and Local Prime contracts as well as indirect procurement actions

  • Contribute to company-wide strategic initiatives and support effective implementation and change management to drive ICF’s growth

  • Contribute to the development of Procurement policies and procedures, forms, and templates to align with company strategy and enable compliance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, Operations, or a business-related field required

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in a Procurement-related field, such as Subcontract Management, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or Procurement Compliance, supporting federal, state, and local government clients

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience, with experience managing a geographically dispersed team

  • Experience supporting purchasing in a "professional services" environment

  • Possess a solution-focused mindset with collaborative approach for managing complex scenarios and diverse stakeholder groups

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high transactional volume 

  • In-depth knowledge of contract types and associated regulations to include time & material, fixed-price, cost reimbursable, and FAR, DFAR, and UCC clauses and special provisions

  • Demonstrated experience interfacing across multiple organization and program levels with minimal supervision

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (including PowerPoint, SharePoint, Azure DevOps, Project, Word, Outlook) and Deltek Costpoint

  • Proven ability to be a ‘self-starter’ with excellent leadership skills and enthusiasm

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience supporting readiness activities resulting in a successful CPSR

  • Certification as a Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), NCMA CPCM, CFCM or CCCM, or related certification highly desired

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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