• Supply Chain Buyer Specialist

    Posted Date 4 days ago(5/17/2018 4:12 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    The Supply Chain Specialist position requires a Bachelor's degree in business management, business administration, supply chain management, or related field.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.


    GDMS has an immediate opening for an Supply Chain Buyer Specialist to join our team in our Supply Chain team in Scottsdale, AZ.  The position provides an opportunity to support the development of cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to ensure GDMS and client technologies are functioning as efficiently as possible.


    In the Supply Chain Specialist role you will have the opportunity to:

    • Supports proposal activities with creative solutions to meet Program needs and requirements
    • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions
    • Coordinates purchasing activities with internal partners to acquire products and services in a cost effective and timely manner
    • Processes purchase requisitions, purchase orders, purchase order revisions, and requests for quotes to suppliers
    • Performs price analysis for materials, components, equipment and services
    • Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned procurements to negotiate highest quality at best value
    • Identifies new suppliers as required
    • May recommend cost saving proposals or alternative sources
    • Interacts with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues
    • Works with management to address all aspects of supply chain management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability
    • Performs cost or price analysis on procurements of low to moderate value, risk and complexity
    • Identifies potential resources for required materials and services and develops and issues request for proposals 
    • Participates on proposal evaluation teams in fact finding, technical evaluation, and cost/price analysis
    • Reviews requirements document (i.e., requisition, statement of work, drawings, and specifications) for clarity and adequacy
    • Receives, reviews, and evaluates supplier proposals to ensure they meet proposal requirements
    • Supports the overall business goals to reduce cost, improve quality, and ensure compliance
    • On proposals, procurements, and agreements, negotiates and documents terms and conditions, price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements
    • Prepares and issues purchase orders and agreements, and ensures all procurement actions which commit the company are properly documented, reviewed and approved consistent with policy and procedure

    Additional Tasks:

    • Coordinates and executes risk assessments and plans for low to moderate risk procurements
    • Participates in Commodity Team activities
    • Negotiates pricing, discounts, and terms and conditions
    • Performs supplier relationship management
    • Acts as liaison between the Program team, other functional areas and suppliers
    • Support continuous improvement activities to drive material commonality and cost, schedule and risk reductions
    • Works on a diverse range of low to mid-level complexity problems

    Knowledge skils and abilities:


    • Clear understanding of relevant policy and procedures, including Quality processes, Counterfeit Parts, and other compliance requirements such as General Dynamic's policies/procedures, federal, state, Federal Acquisition Requirements/DFAR, and local laws.
    • Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, deadline driven procurement/proposal environment while demonstrating strong presentation, communication, team building and leadership skills
    • Proficient in the applicable Microsoft Office Suite tools
    • Demonstrated ability to perform price analysis as required by policy
    • Good understanding of procurement laws and regulations
    • Good analytical skills
    • Good negotiation skills
    • Ability to quickly understand the ERP/MRP systems and apply procurement strategies
    • Superior attention to detail skills
    • Superior computer software skills, proficiency with Excel, Word, and ability to learn Procurement Applications/Tools
    • Strong administrative, organizational and time management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
    • Clear understanding of procurement practices and principles
    • Professional acumen and general business awareness

    Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 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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