Navatek is a world leader in the design, analysis, and construction of novel ships, underwater vehicles, and other ocean systems.  Founded in 1979 and operating out of offices in Honolulu, Hawaii, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, Portland, Maine, and Washington, DC, Navatek supports military and industry in developing systems that can survive the harsh ocean environment.

This position is responsible for the administration and management of Navatek LLC’s procurement related activities and will oversee the work of the Purchasing team. The Purchasing Manager will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used by the company. 

  • Evaluate suppliers on the bases of the price, quality, and speed of delivery of their products and services.
  • Interview vendors and visit suppliers’ plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services, and prices.
  • Attend meetings, trade shows, and conferences to learn about new industry trends and make contacts with suppliers.
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable prices
  • Negotiate contracts on behalf of Navatek LLC.
  • Work out agreements with suppliers, including delivery and schedule.
  • Meet with staff and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Evaluate and monitor contracts to be sure that vendors and suppliers comply with the terms and conditions of the contract and to determine the need for changes.
  • Maintain and review records of items bought, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer to develop Navatek’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that ethical standards are met to avoid potential conflicts of interest or inappropriate supplier and customer relations.
  • Manage all employees in the procurement department and be responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
  • Regular attendance is required for the position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related area with at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, industrial management, quantitative methods, or organization and management
  • 8+ yeas of professional procurement/purchasing experience
  • Related experience in procurement under federal government contracts, highly desired
  • Prior management or supervisory experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must have the ability to maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record required
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Ability to obtain a government security clearance.

Employment is contingent upon successfully passing an employee background check and post-offer drug screen.

This is a full time position

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