Procurement Co-Op

US-MA-Cambridge
3 weeks ago
Requisition ID
2017-2855

Overview

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,600 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

 

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   

 

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

The Draper Procurement Department is a centralized function that procures goods and services for the Laboratory.  The Procurement Department provides advice, as well as the execution of the mechanics and administration for all procurement and/or subsequent purchases within an ethical and business integrity environment.  Draper is required to comply with applicable Federal procurement regulations mandated by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

 

The procurement co-op will be given a thorough overview of the process for purchasing goods and services using both Draper and sponsored funding.  The co-op will also become familiar with Draper’s procurement procedures and applicable FAR regulation, policies and procedures.

The co-op will assist the Draper procurement team in the follow functions:

  • Corresponding with vendors, obtaining price quotes, and requesting completion of procurement related forms.
  • Acting as liaison between the programs, administrative units and the procurement department.
  • Managing the process of a bio-chemical initiative.
  • Performing tasks involved in the formulation and administration of purchase orders.
  • Completion of other projects as needed.
  • Tracking and monitoring executed purchase orders and provide status updates.
  • Assistance in procurement database administration.
  • Monitor purchase order attachments.
  • General administrative work.

 

The co-op would be expected to work a minimum of 32 hours per week.

Qualifications

 

  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Interest in purchasing, contract management and/or procurement.
  • General knowledge of contracting law.
  • Strong GPA
  • Undergraduate Degree

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