Buyer II Job at Oceaneering International, Inc., Chesapeake, VA

  • Oceaneering International, Inc.
  • Chesapeake, VA

Job Description

Position Summary

Join our Oceaneering supply chain team and take on the challenge of developing procurement solutions for complex problems that demand ingenuity, creativity, and innovation.

In this Buyer II role, you will prepare Request for Quote/Proposal (RFQ/RFP) documentation, analyze and evaluate vendor responses, and perform price and cost analysis. You will negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions, conduct supplier assessments, and select sources. Additionally, you will prepare and issue Purchase Order awards, administer and close out purchase orders, and maintain thorough procurement documentation.

As a key member of our integrated team, you will collaborate with Purchasing, Contracts, Engineering, Quality, Project Management, and Program Management personnel. Your responsibilities will include defining requirements, conducting market research, and identifying potential sources. You will ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations (such as FAR/DFARS), as well as company policies and procedures.

We seek individuals who thrive in a dynamic environment and are eager to contribute to innovative procurement solutions. This hybrid role allows you to work both onsite with our local team and remotely from your home office on alternating days throughout the week.

Duties & Responsibilities



  • Demonstrate strong ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the integrated team.
  • Ensure purchasing requests have the appropriate approval and signature authority before proceeding.
  • Thoroughly document procurement files, including price/cost analysis, source determination, and price reasonableness, in compliance with company procedures, department standards, and applicable FAR/DFARS requirements to meet CPSR standards.
  • Identify sources of supply, actively solicit qualified vendors, obtain competitive pricing, and execute purchase orders for materials, services, and rentals needed for task orders and overhead purchases (e.g., special components, complex naval submarine and surface ship parts, raw metal materials like steel plates and pipes, fasteners, consumables, etc.).
  • Possess strong knowledge of procurement from both the Naval Supply System and commercial vendors.
  • Exhibit resourcefulness and make decisions within the scope of responsibility.
  • Conduct make-or-buy analysis.
  • Assist the Programs Department with material quotes for bid proposals as required.
  • Provide information for Reports of Discrepancy (RODs), Quality Deficiency Reports (QDRs), and Vendor Feedback Reports for non-conforming materials and/or services.
  • Assist with providing meaningful status and activity updates.
  • Be available for overtime as needed to complete tasks.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Purchasing Supervisor/Manager.


  • Additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to Purchasing Supervisor/Manager.




  • Associate's degree, or equivalent experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Three to five years of purchasing or related experience.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
  • Experience with various federal subcontract types, including Firm Fixed Price, Time and Material, Labor Hour, and Cost Plus.
  • Strong ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen who is not a dual citizen of any other country.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the U.S. DoD.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Contracts (e.g., NCMA, ISM, APS).
  • Experience with DOD/US Navy supply and procurement systems.
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft software systems and databases related to purchasing and expediting orders.
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint is highly desired.

Additional Information

This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors

Job Tags

Full time, Local area, Home office,

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