• Senior Buyer, Supply Chain

    Posted Date 5 days ago(5/16/2018 4:41 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Business Management in a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree without work experience.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    GDMS has an immediate opening for a Senior Buyer, Supply Chain.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    - Works with management to address all aspects of supply chain management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing and product availability
    - 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 and is able to identify potential risks in terms and conditions
    - Consolidates requirements, issues status reports, and negotiates pricing, discounts, and terms and conditions
    - Processes purchase requisitions, purchase orders, purchase order revisions, and requests for quotes to suppliers
    - Performs cost or price analysis on procurements of moderate value, risk and complexity
    - On proposals, procurements, and agreements, negotiates and documents terms and conditions, price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements on moderately complex procurements
    - Coordinates risk assessments and creates risk management plans for moderate risk procurements
    - Works in a developing Supply chain management organization that is driving material commonality in an effort to reduce product risks and costs improving procurement turn time, while applying sound procurement principles
    - Participates in continuous improvement activities to drive material commonality cost, schedule and risk reductions
    - Acts as liaison between the programs team, other functional areas, and suppliers
    - Builds productive internal/external working relationships

    Additional Tasks:
    - Attends the proposal planning meeting and kick-offs And collaborates with functional areas to understand ill of Master requirements
    - Supports proposal activities with innovative solutions to meet Program needs and requirements
    - Identifies potential sources for required materials, and services and develops and issues request for proposals. Identifies new suppliers as required
    - Participates on proposal evaluation teams in fact finding, technical evaluation, and cost/price analysis
    - Receives, reviews, and evaluates supplier proposals to ensure they meet Prime proposal requirements
    - Prepares and documents priced Bill of Material and Material (BOM) cost estimate development
     -Reviews requirements document (i.e., requisitions, statement of work, drawings, and specifications) for clarity and adequacy
    - Coordinates purchasing activities with internal partners to acquire products and services in a cost effective and timely manner
    - Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned procurements to negotiate highest quality at best value
    - May recommend cost saving proposals or alternative sources
    - Interacts with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues
    - Participates in Commodity Team activities
    - Responds to supplier inquiries and coordinates source selection decisions
    - Works with senior supply chain staff to address the more complicated procurement related issues
    - Works on a diverse range of problems and internal projects of mid-to moderate complexity
    - Works under increasingly limited direction
    - Work evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives have been met

    - Understands 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.
    - Has considerable knowledge of assigned commodities
    - Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
    - Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while demonstrating superior presentation, communication, team building and leadership skills that may be required to have regular communication with business leadership
    - Strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
    - Considerable understanding of procurement laws and regulations
    - Considerable analytical skills applied to increasingly complicated data
    - Considerable negotiation skills applied to increasingly complex price analysis strategies
    - Contractor purchasing experience, Federal Acquisition knowledge
    - Considerable understanding of ERP/MRP systems and applies procurement strategies

    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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