Purchasing Agent Buyer/ Subcontract Administrator

Huntsville, Alabama | Freelance | Job ID #62153 |
Posted Last Month

Onward Search is seeking a Purchasing Agent/Buyer or a Subcontract Administrator for a 6-month temporary position. 


  • Manages the oversight of the Subcontracts on Government Projects to include qualifying new Suppliers, generation of Subcontracts, preparing Amendments to Subcontracts and corresponding Purchase Orders
  • Manages the oversight of the Staffing/Direct Hire/Consultant Subcontracts, to include maintaining a list of Staffing/Consultant companies on the Share, qualifying new Suppliers, generation of Subcontracts, preparing Amendments to Subcontracts and corresponding Purchase Orders
  • Assist in the generation of NDA’s IDIQs, FFP and T&M Agreements, to include the review of solicitations, submitting RFQs for proposals, analyzing quotes, preparing Amendment to Subcontracts and corresponding Purchase Orders, and performs contract closeout activities
  • Must possess and demonstrate good analytical and communication skills and possess the ability to draft simple contractual instruments in accordance with prescribed templates and guidelines
  • Perform price analysis on all awards above the micro purchase threshold, currently at $10,000
  • Review Purchase Requisitions for accuracy; generate Change Orders to POs/Subcontract Amendments and ensure review, approval and execution in accordance with corporate and/or business unit guidelines. Assist with the reconciliation of receipts, invoices, and open PO’s
  • Create and maintain Purchasing files in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Promote the use of Small Minority and/or Historically Underutilized businesses to further the Corporate Small Business Plan. Provide advice and guide program managers to consider small business in all opportunities
  • Challenge Suppliers quotes and negotiate and log savings on the Share


  • Minimum 2-years of purchasing or contract experience, relevant degree may be substituted for job experience (ex: Degree with Contract, Acquisitions Management, or Procurement)
  • Knowledge of CostPoint a plus
  • Experience with Government Purchasing/Contracts a plus

Must live in the State of Alabama and is willing to commute on-site for the first 2 months or less for training. Training can be completed sooner based on candidates ability to ramp up. Once training is complete the candidate can work remotely full-time.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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