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Jennifer Kenworthy

Jennifer Kenworthy

Purchasing Agent

DLA Land and Maritime

Columbus, Ohio Area

Purchasing Agent at DLA Land and Maritime

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DLA Land and Maritime

Purchasing Agent

• Perform acquisition functions involving small purchases using EProcurement
• Obtain supplies and services to meet the needs of the customer while providing high levels of customer service
• Develop and maintain relationships with contractors
• Interpret and apply current local agency purchasing regulations, policies and procedures
• Effectively communicate with contractors and small business as well as technical specialists, Customer Account Specialists and supply planners to plan and coordinate purchase activities
• Determine purchase procedures that best fill requirements, meet delivery schedules, provide the best price and conform to acquisition regulations
• Use a variety of solicitation methods, ordering procedures, purchasing methods and clauses and provisions to accomplish purposes
• Validate price, quality, delivery and communication expectations to contractors
• Develop and issue solicitations for micro-purchases and simplified acquisition requirements
• Perform market research to identify potential vendors for the solicitation and to justify pricing for award
• Maintain and organize electronic and hard copy files
• High levels of communication through email and phone calls
• Strong attention to detail required to receive and evaluate offers
• Accomplish tasks through creative and critical thinking
• Use acquisition laws and regulations to accomplish purchasing work
• Prepare small purchase solicitations and awards
• Resolve problems in the purchase process such as protests
• Analyze cost and pricing factors of offers submitted
• Perform price analysis and evaluation techniques

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