Director of Procurement - Military veterans preferred

Frontier Technology, Inc. (


United States

FTI is seeking a hands-on Director of Procurement, to be based in our Corporate offices in Beavercreek, Ohio. As the Director of Procurement, you will have the opportunity to scale your core operations skill set to include cross functional leadership, solution-based negotiating, cost management activities, strategic commodity coordination, and execution of early life cycle program activities. Procurement spans across all aspects of supply chain competencies providing an excellent proving ground for motivated individuals with interest in building a strong base within FTI.
In this role you will be expected to communicate to all levels of the organization, develop talent within your organization, manage procurement activities through all phases of the product life cycle, and partner with other internal functional groups such as Contracts, Accounting, and Operations to execute strategic initiatives. The identified candidate will manage a small team overseeing supplier management, contract creation & execution, timely placement of orders, expediting, and coordinating with internal functional groups.
Success in this role is defined by forging strong supplier relationships, stronger contracts, minimizing company risk, taking ownership of development, introduction, growth stage program processes, along with flawless execution to organizational goals.

Ensures compliance with corporate and prime contract policies and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) (including all applicable supplements) to ensure purchased products and services conform to specified requirements.
Provides management and supervision of procurement staff in the execution of their duties, ensuring that all procurement actions conform to FTI directives/policies/procedures, prime contracts and associated requirements and other US and local laws and regulations.
Establishes approves and administers company procurement activities; selects most appropriate procurement vehicles to protect company interests and to ensure department responsiveness to the operational mission.
Ensures correct prioritization of all procurement requests.
Ensures uniformity of standards is maintained by procurement staff, companywide.
Responsible for compliance of procurement effort in obtaining and maintaining an approved Purchasing System in accordance with Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
Develops, maintains, and enforces Purchasing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Work Instructions and other company purchasing policies and procedures as required.
Ensures all business transactions are conducted in a proper and ethical manner so that no conflict of interest, real or implied, can be construed. Investigates potential procurement ethics violations and provide annual ethics training to all procurement process users.
Ensures proper maintenance of approved vendor lists, as well as ensuring the availability of updated supplier catalogues and pertinent vendor/manufacturer data.
Develops and implements active and progressive procurement training program.
Provides purchasing training to purchasing staff and other company personnel as required.
Assists, advises, and trains FTI personnel in the proper development of Statement/Scope of Work (SOW), specifications/descriptions, etc. to accurately convey procurement requirements.
Executes and manages subcontracts and modifications, ensuring compliance with regulations and corporate policies to protect the company.
Leads and manages closeout of procurement files, with the support of Contracts, Accounting, and Operations.
Develops and disseminates status reports to sites and management.
Assists in all inspections and reviews conducted by contracting officials and/or auditors.
Developing talent and cultivating a collaborative team environment.
Provides support to proposal pricing efforts.
Provides support to the Business Development proposal efforts.
Prepares quarterly Risk Management Reports.
Perform other duties as required.
B.S. Degree or equivalent in Business Administration preferred
Minimum five (5) years' experience with specific knowledge in supervising/managing purchasing and subcontract activities under Defense and Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Five to ten years' experience in Federal Government Purchasing encompassing cradle-to-grave procurement and demonstrating progressive increases in responsibility and accountability.
Fully knowledgeable of FAR, DFARS, and agency supplements
Comprehensive knowledge of the Cost and Price Analysis process
Advanced negotiation skills
Effective leadership and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of various computer applications (i.e. Excel, Word, Project)
Good communication and organizational skills