Procurement Specialist

BRYAN, TX

About BlueForge Alliance (BFA)

BlueForge Alliance is an agile program integrator positioned to meet the intense and urgent demand to build capacity for the defense industrial base. We are a unifying organization converging technology, manufacturing, economics, and state and federal government to provide a forward-facing, federated umbrella with national visibility.

As a non-profit, neutral convener, BlueForge Alliance aligns strategy with execution to coordinate regional stakeholders, assess and propose high-value efforts, and rapidly establish and deploy U.S. Department of Defense investments. By streamlining competing priorities and viewpoints, we aim to increase manufacturing capacity and technology adoption, boost the number of available suppliers and diversify investment into the defense industrial base.

Position Description

As a Procurement Specialist at BlueForge Alliance, you will play a vital role in ensuring effective procurement and sourcing of materials, goods, and services essential for our operations as a US nonprofit defense contractor supporting the US Navy. Reporting to the Procurement Lead, you will contribute to the strategic procurement initiatives, vendor management, and overall project success. In addition to the following details, by being a BlueForger, you will be expected to uphold and exemplify our values of Belonging, Selfless Service, Integrity, Leadership, Respect, and Excellence. We uphold these values upon a backbone of humility driven by a culture of safety, vulnerability, and purpose. In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with the Procurement Lead to execute procurement strategies that ensure cost-efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of procurement plans aligned with operational goals.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide support in executing procurement initiatives.
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of strong relationships with stakeholders, partners, and vendors.
  • Monitor and analyze procurement metrics to ensure adherence to performance targets.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of procurement processes, focusing on accuracy and efficiency.
  • Assist in supplier relationship management, ensuring continuity and risk mitigation.
  • Stay current with industry trends and regulatory changes to inform sourcing strategies.
  • Support the Procurement Lead in reviewing negotiation packages in coordination with the contracts team.
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure seamless execution of procurement activities.
  • Maintain proficiency in procurement tools and software, including Microsoft Office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business or a related field; master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, or related field.
  • Familiarity with US government procurement regulations, including FAR and DFARS.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in procurement tools and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and capable of thriving in fast-paced environments.

Salary & Benefits

Expected Salary Range $70,00-90,000 depending on role and qualifications.

BFA has a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision plans
  • 401k matching program
  • Generous PTO package
  • And more

Other Details

BlueForge Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This position requires US Citizenship as a bona fide occupational qualification due to the specific security and contractual requirements associated with our work as a defense contractor.

All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, in accordance with ADA, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.