POSITION WILL BE LOCATED IN SACO, MAINE Purchases goods and services. Write contracts
Solicits suppliers for pricing and delivery information.
Writes clear purchase orders with language that conforms to the UCC and FAR.
Accumulates like requirements to obtain quantity discount. Actively participates with material planner to determine the best economic order quantity given supplier manufacturing process. Develops requirements forecasts based upon current program knowledge. Creates cash forecast in concert with program finance.
Gains leverage through the use of multi-year and requirements contracting techniques when appropriate.
Organizes purchase related documents for transmission to the supplier.
Performs price analysis.
Communicates with suppliers.
Monitors supplier delivery and quality progress. Advocates for favorite suppliers based upon objective quality, delivery, and cost performance, and flexibility.
Maintain awareness of supplier capabilities.
Develops negotiation strategy and conducts price / terms negotiation.
Documents the results of price analysis and negotiation.
Participates in the engineering change process by soliciting cost and incorporation point information and formally communicating, through purchase order amendment, approved configuration changes.
Approves supplier progress / performance invoices and maintains records indicating payment and liquidation balances.
Monitors supplier cash flow and general health to assure uninterrupted material / service supply.
Manage workload to assure placement of orders prior to supplier lead time cutoff.
Develop relationships between key employees and their supplier counterparts through setting appropriate communication channels and ground rules.
Assures that the selected supplier is capable of success from a technical standpoint.
Prepares clear documentation justifying all aspects of the procurement.
Manages supplier effectivity cut-in dates for design changes.
Helps resolve supplier payment issues.
Continually monitors and reports supplier lead times to material planning function.
Leads commodity team meetings.
Conducts "best value" source selections.
Plans, organizes, and manages multi-functional "best value" source selections.
Conducts multi-functional supplier facilities surveys and documents the results professionally.
Supports proposal writing initiatives through obtaining and re-formatting supplier proposal input.
Maintains an in-depth understanding of supply levels for assigned commodities.
Awards to the low bidder consistently or documents clear rationale for alternate source selection.
Writes clear and complete solicitations which conform to award documentation.
Assures that all suppliers solicited are capable of meeting minimum requirements for performance.
Maintains integrity of unit pricing. Clearly documents recurring cost amortization assumptions in "buyer only" text. Clearly identifies non-recurring tooling on separate purchase order lines.
Obtains cost or pricing data and performs cost analysis as necessary.
Advocates for timely supplier payment.
Answers all customer questions with integrity.
Writes effective Cost Reimbursable, Time & Material, and Fixed Priced contract language.
Writes long form subcontracts that accurately portray program team/requestor requirements. Assures that every requirement has valid criteria for acceptance.
Required industry experience:
Contract drafting experience.
Significant purchasing experience (sustained annual purchases totaling more than $5M).
Prior expediting or scheduling experience or equivalent education may be substituted.
Experience running a production buying desk.
Experience with developmental buying.
Experience using competitive and single source solicitation techniques.
Preferred: Experience with Oracle SCM or other high level ERP system.
Experience: 8 years
Mastery of Excel and proficiency in MS Project.
Business writing skills.
Organizes workload effectively.
Capable of multi-tasking.
High degree of integrity.
Clear and concise communication skills.
Good business acumen.
High level proficiency in MS Excel.
Capable of analyzing complex bids and awarding based on most probable award quantities and schedules.
Familiar with Federal, State, or Local Government purchasing processes and regulation.
Complete understanding of Oracle SCM or other high level ERP system
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
General Dynamics-Ordnance and Tactical Systems empowers the U.S. military and its allies with an extensive range of over-arching product segments.. applied across all levels of strategic and tactical operations.
A business unit within the Combat Systems Group of General Dynamics, we are a world leader in the manufacture of large, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, mor...tar weapons and systems, artillery projectiles, bomb bodies, Ball Powder¨ Propellant, solid propellants, non-lethal products and Force Protection products. The company also manufactures precision metal components; provides explosive load, assemble and pack services for a variety of munitions, tactical missile and rocket programs; and designs and produces shaped charge warheads and control actuator systems.
Our expansive array of capabilities and services include innovative engineering and design, advanced modeling; simulations; system integration and management; precision machining and forging; as well as testing and evaluation.
Combining proven ammunition development and production capabilities with advanced research and development strengths in key technological areas, we continue to meet the needs of the armed forces of the United States, its friends and allies with the highest quality, "best value" combat solutions.