Sr Procurement Specialist / Market Research Analyst - 33134 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/11/2020

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Job Description

Alion is seeking skilled, knowledgeable, and highly motivated Senior Procurement Specialist/ Market Analyst to support efforts within the Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE)–Alion Program. On this team, you will work in support of the Joint Staff J7 (JS J7) Deputy Director Joint Training (DD JT) Environment Architecture Division (EAD) and Environment Operations Division (EOD).

One of the key components of the JTSE is the Joint, Live, Virtual, Constructive (JLVC) Simulation Federation, a combination of Service, Agency, functional, and management applications linked to enable operations and data exchange between simulations regardless of their computing platforms. Evolving from the JLVC Simulation Federation is the JS J7 produced Joint Training Tool (JTT), a distributed and synthetic, single digital environment that supports Combatant Command and Joint Exercises, from design and planning through execution and assessment.

The JTSE-Alion Contract Support Team provides management and development expertise to the JS J7 DD JT JTSE modernization efforts by sustaining JLVC and developing the JTT system. The contract support team comprises four teams: Software Development, Data, Cyber/Infrastructure/System Administration, and Requirements/Test & Evaluation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct market research by soliciting vendors for best pricing.
  • Develop and staff with the government and contract support team procurement packages hardware, software, and maintenance licenses.
  • Coordinate requirements with originating team, government leads, program managers, and contracting representatives.
  • Write and evaluate procurement documents to specifications, converse with vendors, evaluate and ensure accurate quotes, and manage requirements through award.
  • Assist in contract purchases, coordinate and monitor delivery of items shipped to job site, and keep government and contract support team appraised of any delays or issues.
  • Communicate with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections and losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering change orders. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and document JS J7 DD JT procurement boards, working groups, and planning teams.
  • Assist government lead in regular meetings with government and contract support team to review contract spending and vendor performance; prepare reports, updates, and related documentation using collaborative tools on the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) such as Jira and Confluence.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 5–7 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree and 3–5 years of relevant experience.  In some cases educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 11 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.  

  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience writing and evaluating procurement documents.
  • Experience in marketing research for soliciting vendors.

Desired Experience

  • Experience with JS J7 DD JT Divisions preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, possess the ability to communicate updates and progress at the senior management level.
  • Must be able to conduct market research, review and evaluate procurement documents, and track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences effectively.

Must currently hold and able to maintain a U.S. Secret security clearance.


Security Clearance: Secret

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