Senior Material Specialist

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/6/2022 4:02 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location
US-CA-San Diego
Minimum Salary
USD $67,770.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $152,450.00/Yr.


Noblis MSD scientists, engineers, technical staff, analysts, and program managers identify and deploy secure shipboard technologies, integrate information technology across shipboard platforms and shipboard systems, and develop computing and networking strategies to support the Warfighter.  Noblis MSD employees create strategic solutions to help customers reach new levels of mission support and transform their organizations.


Noblis MSD is seeking a senior material and Procurement Specialist to join our team to perform material procurements, purchasing, tracking and inventory management for complex systems, components and parts.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


  • Sourcing and procuring high value electronic commodities including OEM (servers, routers, monitors, etc); Consumable (cables, metal, screws, etc); Assemblies (Racks – Slides, containers, isolaters, etc); and fabrication components.
  • Must be proficient in DoD operations and vendors for sourcing and procurement process, including but not limited to price analysis, negotiations, policies, and procedures, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) including Counterfeit Parts and Buy American compliance.
  • Ability to work with vendors, negotiate pricing, evaluate components in coordination with corporate procurement and government leads. Must be develop, track, and evaluate high dollar and very complex procurement packages.
  • Must be experience in utilizing NIWC Pacific procurement and tracking tools including, configuration parts list, enterprise resource planning and commercial ordering tools. Must be proficient in the imitations of RFQs and Proposals and receive same, analyze proposed pricing from potential suppliers.
  • Must coordinate with government and contractor staff including, production, quality assurance, engineers, and schedulers in the development of parts lists, design and delivery of OEM or manufactured components. of quality organization, evaluate and monitor supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.
  • Work with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations
  • Manage performance of purchase orders, ensure compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures and import/export regulations
  • Interface and collaborate with Programs on technical, schedule and cost objectives
  • Plan schedule and arrange activities to accomplish objective


The preferred candidate has experience in NIWC Pacific NIEF operations and must possess a solid foundation of knowledge and be proficient in the procurement process, as well as an understand the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  The Senior Material Specialist should also possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and be extremely organized. Basic qualifications for this position are listed below.


Required Skills:


Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of related experience OR a high school diploma AND a minimum of "11" years of related experience

Extensive Knowledge of MS Office applications (Microsoft, PowerPoint, Excel)

Able to coordinate, develop and produce a wide range of procurement documentation

Able to manage procurement workloads with a minimal amount of direct supervision

Able to multi-task and support concurrent requirements for multiple internal and external customers

Able to manage time and prioritize workload, and work under firm and quick turnaround deadlines

Excellent customer service, communication skills, and negotiation skills

Should possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and be extremely organized

Working knowledge of database, spreadsheet programs, and integrated software application

U.S. citizenship required

Candidate must possess a Secret clearance or the ability to obtain one


Required Experience:


Experience in Configuration Control tools

Experience in ERP processes and tools

Experience in material ordering, tracking and billing

Experience procuring Electronic parts and components including OEM (servers, routers, monitors, etc.); Consumable (cables, metal, screws, etc.); Assemblies (Racks – Slides, containers, isolaters, etc.); and Leases (vehicle, equipment, etc.) in a CPSR approved environment

Experience working in the Costpoint Materials Management and Purchasing Modules

Client Engagement

• Begin developing relationships one level up and two levels down. Identify and support opportunities to expand project scope beyond current deliverable and actively share information about clients’ emerging support needs and trends with team members and management.
· Participate on proposals


At Noblis, we recognize your impact, offer you opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings may include healthcare, retirement and savings plans, paid time off, disability and life insurance programs, learning and development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections. Regular full and part time staff are incentive plan eligible.


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, and Noblis MSD tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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