Senior Supply Chain Specialist

1 week ago
Required Clearance
No clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Manaement or Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

Responsibilities for this Position

GDMS brings together diverse talents, histories and capabilities that resonate across our business. Today, our company has an established global presence in secure communications systems, command and control systems, imagery sensors and cyber products. Our mission is to discover new ways to rapidly deliver a full spectrum of mission critical solutions by collaborating with our customer, teammates, suppliers and communities.

We have an immediate opening for in our Supply Chain organization for a Senior Supply Chain Specialist in our Operational Commodity team, to be the interface for our program teams to the industrial base that provide the technology and core components to meet our customer’s needs.

As a Senior Supply Chain Specialist , you will work with the program within the six lines of business of GDMS to identify:

    • Risk Suppliers within the commodity
    • Risk Awards within the commodity
    • Supplier Cost/Schedule/Technical issues and trade space

and develop/implement strategies within supply chain and the cross functional team to mitigate the risks and deliver the commodity and services to the programs. In addition, on top business pursuits you will work with the proposal team to develop the supply chain strategies that enable GDMS to compete and win, as well as have a supply chain execution strategy that mitigates the supplier risks, and produces the desired business results.


This position will directly support the Operational Commodity Lead and will support special assignments such as: 

  • Managing complex awards that have high risks in the development/execution where cost/schedule/technical performance must be traded
  • Developing/implementing/updating supplier metrics and score cards
  • Determining root cause implement corrective action as required
  • Training and mentoring staff in areas such as compliance, negotiation strategies, analysis to determine “fair and reasonable” pricing, etc
  • Championing process improvements with the cross-functional team and suppliers improve the design for manufacturing and the first yield rate of the suppliers 

Key Qualifications

  • Outstanding analytical capabilities
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated cross functional leadership
  • Broad operations/supply chain management experience
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrate ability to drive and deliver strategic business plans and initiatives
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Ability to travel 30% to 40% as well as support extended durations at the supplier’s facilities

The Operational Commodity is comprised of:

    • Active Attenuators, Adhesives, Asset Tools, Bandpass filters, Chemicals, Lubricants & Grease, Chillers, Compressors and Vacuum Pumps, Controls, Converters (RF) - Up and Down, Electron tubes, Explosive Devices, Fan & Fan Assemblies, Furniture - Lab, Generating parts, Generators, Inspection Gages, Inverters, Isolators - RF, Jacks, Limiter - RF, Manufacturing & Machine Tools, Manufacturing Equipment & Machines, Material Handling Equipment, Motors, MRO, Optical Instruments, Oscillators (Crystal), Packaging & Packaging Supplies, Paint, Pallets, Crates & lumber, Power Amplifiers RF (Not component level), Radar Eq., Radio & Communication Eq., Refrigeration - Cooling & Heating, RF Assemblies, RF Circulators, RF Filters, RF Mixers, RF Switches, Sensors, Shelters, Shop Floor Supplies & Consumables, Sonars, Standard Package Supplies, Tape, TCXO, Tents, Test Equipment and Calibration, TLNB, Trailers, TWTA, VCO's, Vehicles, Waveguide

The successful candidate shall have a demonstrated knowledge of a majority of these components and an in-depth knowledge of the industry base.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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