• Entry-Level Subcontracts Administrator

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/9/2019 12:08 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience is required.


    Candidates must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense SECRET security clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. 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.


    Successful completion of a background check and drug screen is required.


    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Entry-Level Subcontracts Administrator in our Bloomington, MN location.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    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
    Works under limited direction

    Basic 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
    Basic knowledge of procurement practices and principles
    Professional acumen and general business awareness

    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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