Supply Chain Manager

Leonardo DRS   •  

Johnstown, PA

Industry: Engineering Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 383 days ago

Position Summary

Responsible for quality, delivery, cost of procured materials


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for quality, delivery, cost of procured materials
  • Manage a multi-discipline team
  • Assist in the development of forecast / requirements for area of responsibility
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategy for assigned area of responsibility
  • Implement transition plans to new supplier
  • Assist in creating Strategic Supplier Purchase Agreements
  • Enforces company and department policies and procedures
  • Monitor metrics and take action as appropriate
  • Communicate and clarify departmental goals and metrics
  • Responsible for ensuring monthly budgets are not exceeded, takes action to realign to plan if budgets are exceeded
  • Consolidate requisitions as much as possible to obtain leverage pricing 
  • Review open requisitions weekly and meet with appropriate buyers on the open requisitions
  • Review placement to requisition need date and length of time in purchasing
  • Coordinate with Engineering and Quality on a team approach to supplier assessments and approval
  • Advising planning, engineering and drafting of item master errors, updates, or omissions in relation to mil-specs or new or obsolete items
  • Advise planning, engineering and contracts of changes in prices or lead times that make and produce cost-prohibitive or lead times detrimental to production cycles
  • Expedite critical components to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Be prepared to address any current or potential parts issues
  • Look for creative ways to improve purchasing ability to make contributions to the company’s goals
  • Improve understanding of purchasing relationship to the over-all company plans and strategy
  • Research and analyze costing information for cost reduction
  • Evaluate dispositioned discrepancy reports, signed off by program engineers and Q.C. engineers, and submitting information to both for re-evaluation
  • Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company


Basic Qualifications (include education and years of experience required)

  • BS degree in supply chain management, business, engineering or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in high technology, aerospace or defense or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management tools and procedures
  • Demonstrated management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”
  • Experience throughout the product lifecycle from New Product Introduction through obsolescence to include:  generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, strategic supplier selection, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts
  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and DoD, ITAR, EAR, FAR, DFAR regulations
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Strong customer interface skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, program reviews, scheduling and budget control
  • Must have a successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense supply chain activities

Req Id 76133