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Manager of Procurement, Defense/Aerospace

Company: Controls99, LLC
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Defense, Aerospace Contractor looking for a Manager of Procurement with FAR/DFAR and strong SAP and analytical skills.Company provides support to all branches of the US Department of Defense, key global allies, and top military prime contractors on a wide array of critical programs and platforms. We are considered by many to be one of the best places to work in Southern California. We value Integrity, Partnership, a "Can-Do" Attitude, and Innovation. We are pleased to offer an opportunity as "Procurement Manager" to an individual ready to lead in a highly critical and visible role. Come join us as we strive to be a company with the best people delivering confidence and security to warfighters all over the world.SCOPEThe Procurement Manager ensures our valued customer has the quality parts, products, and services they need, when they need it, and at a competitive price that is enabled by achieving excellence within supply chain. The Procurement Manager directly coaches, manages, and leads a team of procurement professionals through all phases and aspects of purchasing materials, supplies, equipment, and services necessary to support quality, cost, and on-time delivery requirements. The Procurement Manager is accountable for the performance of the team in achieving objectives established by senior leadership. The Procurement Manager is responsible for ensuring that the team's procurement practices align with both DCMA requirements and Company Policy. The scope of this role also includes high-value contract negotiations and complex problem-solving.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Insure Procurement team performance is best-in-class and continually improves, while culturing an environment of mutual respect and uncompromising integrity. This includes maintaining the pulse of the team to ensure positive morale and supporting the desired career paths of subordinates as appropriate.
  • Manage the procurement of parts, components, raw materials, subassemblies, supplies, capital equipment and services to ensure business and program schedules support on-time delivery with quality products.
  • Development and maintain procurement policy and procedures. This includes establishing, tracking, and reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to understand and communicate the performance of the team, and then drive continuous improvement. This also includes policies that ensure uncompromising integrity when engaging the supply base.
  • Prepare and conduct regular employee performance reviews and supplier reviews. This includes setting meaningful milestones and frequent engagement between formal reviews to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Maintain proactive and effective cross-functional communication and collaboration.
  • Oversee the Procurement team's CPSR compliance documentation and ensure the Procurement team's daily procurement practices are complaint.
  • Ensure the appropriate form, use, and maintenance of RFPs, RFQs, LTAs, and other key agreements.
  • Directs appropriate vendor selection and management with a view to minimize purchasing costs without compromising quality or assurance of supply.
  • Manage escalations and resolution of internal and external issues or problems.
  • Monitor and coordinates suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries to ensure resolution of problems such as shortages and missed or late deliveries.
  • Oversee supplier relationships and ensure supplier performance.
  • Ensures product is delivered on time, meets quality standards, and at the best value.
  • Oversee vendor selection, delivery assurance, and material cost estimating functions.Activities as needed to support the broader supply chain organization.SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS
    • B.A. or B.S. and 5 years of people management experience (at least 2 years should be in Aerospace/Defense); OR 10 years of people management experience (at least 4 years should be in Aerospace/Defense).
    • 3 Years of SAP experience; OR 2 years as a Super-User
    • Very strong negotiation experience, including demonstrated success with cost reduction. Strong contracts knowledge.
    • Knowledge of CPSR
    • Very strong analytical skills, including especially cost and price analysis techniques and the ability to identify key trends.
    • Strong Excel and PowerPoint experience, and the ability to clearly communicate to senior leadership using these tools.
    • Strong experience with sourcing, supplier management and continuous improvement, RFPs and RFQs, and problem-solving.
    • Experienced with Defense Contract Management Agency ("DCMA") requirements, FAR/DFAR, and best practices for implementation and compliance within a procurement organization.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Willingness to travel up to 20% to domestic suppliers.
    • Other supply chain-related duties as requiredThis position must meet export control compliance requirements. All applicants must be "U.S. persons" within the meaning of ITAR, as defined: a U.S. Citizen, a lawful permanent resident, political asylee, or refugee.Enforced by Executive Order 14042, effective September 24, 2021, all federal contractors and subcontractoremployees (including those working remotely) must be fully vaccinated.As a condition of employment with this client, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated. There is a limited accommodation for those who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.The company requires completion of a background check and drug test prior to employment.

Keywords: Controls99, LLC, Inglewood , Manager of Procurement, Defense/Aerospace, Professions , Inglewood, California

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