Supply Chain Sr. Buyer

Date: Sep 23, 2023

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies


Supply Chain Senior Buyer - BWX Technologies, Inc. - Lynchburg, VA


BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is currently seeking a Supply Chain Senior Buyer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


BWXT Advanced Technologies is looking for a Supply Chain Senior Buyer to support exciting first-of-a-kind government funded contracts.  Relocation of the successful candidate will be available.  This role will offer a hybrid schedule contingent upon program needs.


 Job Description/Duties:

  • Identify, manage, escalate, and mitigate supply-based risks throughout the procurement life cycle in support of government contract requirements, operational goals and business strategy
  • Partner with other functional groups, including legal, contracts, PMO, QA, risk management, finance, and others
  • Negotiate non-disclosure agreements
  • Create and issue requests for proposals and evaluate supplier proposals
  • Conduct pricing analysis
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Monitor subcontractor performance and initiate corrective action if performance falters; execute contract modifications in response to changing requirements; and perform close-out activities
  • Provide guidance on financial and contractual matters pertaining to subcontracts
  • Schedule and lead meetings with PMO, subcontractors, and other stakeholders to facilitate communication and coordination of subcontractor actions
  • Responsible for Purchase Order administration, including issuance, revision management, claim resolution, discrepancy settlement, etc. 
  • Track open orders and report status as required in support of the business needs. 
  • Visit and monitor performance of suppliers as necessary


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field and a minimum of 6 years of relevant buyer experience; or 10+ years of relevant buyer experience is required.
  • Experience with negotiating terms and conditions in support of FAR/DFAR based contracts preferred 
  • Detail oriented, organized and flexible
  • Able to set priorities and de-conflict multiple demands
  • Able to apply sound business judgment
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills are required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in support of manufacturing
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP or similar ERP platforms desired



The Sr. Buyer will work a 9/80 work week while receiving market leading pay, paid time off, paid holidays and winter holiday shutdown, educational refund plan, medical, dental, vision and service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match.



As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment. 

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference verifications. 

BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Fortune 1000 and Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,700 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental restoration and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXT and learn more at

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Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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