• Procurement Manager

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/15/2019 1:44 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


    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.

    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 a Procurement Manager to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to manage and oversee the external programs that support 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 direct all phases of external company programs that support GDMS operations and client work. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Procurement Manager will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.


    The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing and driving the performance of GDMS major subcontractors and strategic partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership of all supply chain activities including commodities, services, and subcontractors supporting a program or family of programs. On low- to mid-level complexity development and production programs where the supply chain content is a major success factor the candidate will:

    • Manage all costs, quality, schedule, financial, and technical performance requirements that are levied on the vendors and subcontractor that are required to meet the contract, business goals and technical performance of the system
    • Act as the primary interface to the critical suppliers and the General Dynamics Procurement Manager responsible for the complete execution of the program. Responsible for meeting Return on Invested Capital, Cash, and Earnings before Interest and Taxes to GDMS that are derived from the Supply Chain content
    • Assist in business development strategies concerning supply chain related items and meeting the financial goals
    • Provide leadership and coordination with the program Technical Point of Contact on technical subcontract efforts

    The successful candidate will:

    • On low to mid complexity programs, formulate and obtain approval from senior management on sub-contractual documents and strategies ensuring that make/buys decisions bring the best value to the business
    • Establish and implement program plans that achieve the overall objectives of the business and program
    • Meet and exceed target goals for vendors and subcontractors as established by senior management
    • Understand the fundamentals of risk management and ability to apply them to the supply chain activities
    • Set subcontractors baselines – control change – drive performance to meet the business needs
    • Set design to unit production cost (DTUPC) and verify bill of material pricing during the development phase of the program. Resolve over cost issues by effective vendor/subcontractor negotiations, identification of parts options, or changes in design to achieve the desired DTUPC
    • Effectively communicate customers’ needs and requirements to the subcontract team

    Additionally, the candidate will provide domain expertise in subcontract contractual/program management strategy, implementation, execution and administration to include:

    • Negotiating cost, price, schedule, and deliverables of critical vendor’s components, services, and subcontracted efforts within business goals
    • Responding to audits and achieve favorable results
    • Providing clear concise documentation of substance of discussions, agreements, and results
    • Serving as primary interface with subcontractor in fact-finding, audits, and formal subcontract negotiations
    • Reviewing subcontracts contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance
    • Reviewing statements of work and technical specification to ensure subcontracted items have the proper decomposition
    • Ensuring proper design reviews and acceptance criteria are defined within subcontract
    • On Subcontract engagements, candidate acts as focal point with Law, Finance, and other departments for resolution of problems regarding subcontract requirements
    • Maintaining liaison with customer Defense Contract Management Agency/Audit Agency on subcontract/vendor contractual, and audit issue
    • Demonstrate working knowledge of Pro-III procurement software is desired



    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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