• Supply Chain Manager

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job Location
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations

    Responsibilities for this Position

    GDMS has an immediate opening for a Supply Chain Manager.  The position is a Supply Chain Programs Lead for the Airborn Systems business segment with emphasis on the material operations in Bloomington, MN.  This position has the overall responsibility for Supply Chain Management performance for Program Supply Chain Material and Complex Procurement needs and is responsible for resolving customer/business concerns related to supplier performance. The Supply Chain Procurement Manager role requires a combination of strategic thinking, creativity and discipline within Supply Chain and the ability to develop solutions that meet specfic business needs.  In addition, the position leads the development of team/partner relationships with vendors/suppliers and will maintain relationships with the supply base.  The following are the duties and responsibilities of the role:



    Lead the Supply Chain Material and Complex Procurement efforts supporting assigned Airborne Systems programs and champion Supply Chain initiatives and process improvements required to meet business objectives

    • Engage in business and proposal activities driving the formulation, approval and implementation of Supply Chain strategies
    • Lead the review of contractual/supply chain documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions to ensure that the supplier will meet the business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance
    • Establish requirements and performance measures for suppliers and manage performance,  scope change, and corrective action efforts in execution
    • Mitigate Supply Chain Risks through direct engagement with cross functional program team members and suppliers



    •  Facilitate high complexity, value and risk purchase orders, contracts and agreements, and ensures all procurement actions which commit the company are properly documented, reviewed and approved consistent with policy and procedures.
    • Coordinate the scheduling, planning and coordination of program material needs as well as tracking and expediting through receipt




    •  Clearly communicate across all organizational levels and within the team
    • Influence and manage within the matrix organization and supplier community and make a positive impact on others actions, decisions, or points of view
    • Define the business and supply chain objectives and develop a strategic action plan with each objective broken down into tasks and each task having a list of needed resources and a specific timeline
    • Leverage the strength of the business and supply chain team to accomplish the goals and achieve the desired results
    • Develop negotiation strategies for and lead the negotiation of contracts and subcontracts that meet or exceed the business needs
    • Manage high risk supplier engagements and the ability to recognize and mitigate risks within the supplier base
    • Research and resolve supply chain interruptions and quality issues
    • Exhibit strong decision making skills with prudent judgment and creativity
    • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable law/regulations and their application within Supply Chain and Department of Defense procurements including FARS/DFARS


    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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