Senior Procurement Compliance Specialist

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Transportation


11 - 15 years

Posted 131 days ago

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Job Summary
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Procurement Compliance Specialist to join our compliance team located in Poway, CA.

With general direction, this position is responsible for performing procurement analysis/audit to ensure compliance to regulations and Company policy. May participate in the development of policies and procedures. Participates in development and monitoring of purchasing and subcontracting activities and performance metrics to ensure company processes, procedures and standards are in compliance. Represents the department as the primary contact with internal business groups. May provide direction to professional or support staff, provide training, and make presentations as required. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.


  • Facilitates procurement system integrity and compliance.
  • Applies knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and supplements, including DFARS.
  • Maintains awareness of regulatory changes to support compliance with appropriate statutes, regulations and Company practices.
  • Supports the maintenance of the Purchasing Supplier Agreement Management Procedures, including implementing changes to documentation and process, as required within procedures.
  • Supports the review of Orders submitted to Compliance. Following the review, provides guidance to Purchasing personnel on any actions required to ensure the award is compliant to regulation and company policy.
  • Conducts Post Award reviews of Orders on a periodic basis and provides results to management and Purchasing personnel.
  • Collects and analyzes Compliance review data to identify trends and areas for process improvement.
  • Analyzes data and situations, and develops solutions to complex problems; influences and guides on actions to be taken.
  • Possess strong advocacy skills; may provide training to Purchasing staff on Compliance related matters and make presentations to audiences of varying sophistication (both orally and in writing).
  • Provides direction, leadership and training to professional and technical staff. Flexible, self-starter; works under pressure to meet tight timelines, manage priorities (multitask) and possess ability to drive changes promoting productivity and efficiency.
  • Represents the organization as a consultant to management and external spokesperson for the organization.
  • Observes all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Works in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to work extended hours and travel, as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related discipline and ten or more years of progressive professional supplier administration or management experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must have a detailed understanding of CPSR (Contractor Purchasing System Review) requirements, a working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, CAS, ITAR and EAR regulations, supplier administration, supply chain, purchasing, material management, production and/or material control practices, concepts, principles and regulations. Must have experience demonstrating the application of those principles, concepts, and practices. Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts and the ability to organize, schedule and coordinate multiple work phases. Must be able to provide innovative solutions to moderately complex problems. Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation and interpersonal skills, be able to work independently and in a team, and be capable of representing the organization as the prime contact.
  • Able to work extended hours and travel as required.

Job ID#: 19832BR