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Procurement Specialist (13957) 
Bogota, Colombia

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

 

To learn more about our company visit our website at www.cherokee-cnmc.com.

SUMMARY

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting is seeking a Procurement Specialist in support of a procurement/logistics project for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in Bogotá, Colombia.

The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of state is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department of State’s mission is to advance U.S. national security interests, fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives that build a freer, prosperous and secure world.

INL is under the Under Secretary for Democracy and Human Rights (J) and works to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Includes the following:

  • Specializes in purchasing goods and services to ensure program success. Ensures all purchases meet technical, budgetary, and delivery constraints.
  • Assesses the performance of suppliers in responding to demands.
  • Develops long-term relationships with suppliers and terminates those who are detrimental to the well-being of the programs.
  • Negotiates with different suppliers for price, quality, timeliness and other factors.
  • Expedites and liaises with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services.
  • Writes and analyzes requisitions, invoices, supply requests and supply orders.
  • Tracks and monitors inventory and needs to determine when to order or purchase new items.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

  • This position may oversee procurement clerks and other support staff, but will not service in a direct supervisory capacity.  

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years’ experience, focused on international work in support of the U.S. Federal Government, required
  • Department of State experience preferred
  • Experience in Bogotá, Colombia preferred

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Spanish fluency preferred

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work will be performance in both office and warehouse environment

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites:

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