Supply Chain Procurement Manager - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Engineering or a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.
Responsibilities for this Position
GDMS has an immediate opening for a Supply Chain Procurement Manager. The position is the Supply Chain Programs Lead supporting the Surface Systems Support and Sustainment business segment with emphasis on the material operations in Pittsfield, MA. This position has the overall responsibility for Supply Chain Management (SCM) performance for Program Supply Chain Material and Complex Procurement needs and is responsible for resolving customer/business concerns on supplier performance. To obtain the desired business results requires a combination of strategic thinking, creativity and discipline within Supply Chain and the ability to focus solutions that meet the business needs. The candidate will lead the development of team/partner relationships with vendors/suppliers and will maintain relationships with the suppliers. The following are the duties and responsibilities of the role:
Lead the Supply Chain Material and Complex Procurement efforts supporting Surface Systems Programs and champion SCM initiatives and process improvements required to meet the business goals
Support business and proposal activities, formulating, approving and implementing SCM strategies
Lead the reviews of contractual/supply chain documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions and ensures that the supplier will meet the business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance
Establish requirements and monitoring measures for suppliers and monitor the suppliers’ performance, manage changes in scope changes, and take appropriate corrective action
Mitigate Supply Chain Risks through direct engagement with staff and suppliers
Prepares and issues high complexity, value and risk purchase orders, contracts and agreements, and ensures all procurement actions which commit the company are properly documented, reviewed and approved consistent with policy and procedure and is able to identify potential risks in terms and conditions
Detailed scheduling, planning and coordination of program material needs as well as tracking and expediting through receipt
Ability to plan supply chain activities, including planning cost, schedule and technical performance activities
Ability to clearly communicate across all organization levels and within the team
Ability to influence and manage within the matrix organization and supplier community and make a positive impact on others actions, decisions, or points of view
Ability to clearly define the business and supply chain objectives and develop a strategic action plan with each objective broken down into tasks and each task having a list of needed resources and a specific timeline
Ability to leverage the strength of the business and supply chain team to accomplish the goals and achieve the desired results. Demonstrated ability to motivate team to accomplish the required goals
Ability to develop negotiation strategies for and lead the negotiation of contracts and subcontracts that meet or exceed the business needs
Demonstrated ability to manage high risk supplier engagements and the ability to recognize and mitigate risks within the supplier base
Ability to investigate and correct supply chain interruptions and quality issues
Strong decision making skills with prudent judgment and creativity
Knowledge of applicable law/regulations and their application within Supply Chain and Department of Defense procurement
Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is preferred at time 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.

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