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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2300165

Purchasing Specialist

ICF is searching for a team-oriented Purchasing Specialist (Buyer)to join our Procurement team. We are looking for an individual with experience working within a government contract environment.  We need team members with great communication skills and a strong work ethic, who thrive in a fast-paced organization.  Hybrid schedule or local/remote available.

What you will do:

  • Execute the entire procurement process to ensure adherence to approved purchasing system policy and procedures.

  • Maintain knowledge of all organizational and government rules affecting purchases and provide information about these rules to organization staff members and to vendors.

  • Assist in the preparation of formal requests for quote or proposal; reviews specifications and evaluates bids received.

  • Locate and help approve suppliers and or partners, using sources such as catalogs, internet, small business initiatives, and interviews to gather information about products and services that match requisition requirements.

  • Responsible for vendor development to include communication with sales representatives; updating and maintaining lists of approved vendors for bidding purposes; obtaining samples and literature regarding potential products and vendor capabilities and conferring with end users.

  • Additional duties include analysis of pricing, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.

  • Ensuring Purchase Orders, Master Service Agreement, Commercial Services Agreements, Task Orders, and appropriate Terms and Conditions are utilized.

  • Provide effective negotiation of pricing as well as terms of Purchase Orders and other agreements with prospective vendors and suppliers.     

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years OR an Associates and 4+ years of experience in procurement within a government or commercial contracting environment 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

  • Knowledge of Deltek/Costpoint

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFARS and CPRSR requirements

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

  • Knowledge of procurement of IT related products and services

Professional Skills: 

  • Professionalism in providing administrative support, including ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

  • Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for a senior management team

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors

  • Exceptional communications skills both oral and written

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.

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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$58,520.00 - $99,484.00

Reston, VA (VA30)


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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Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.