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Job Ref:  MVA16-5845
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Marion
20/10/2016 05:14
Purchases goods and services, writes contracts, and manages supplier relationships.
Solicits suppliers for pricing and delivery information. Performs price analysis.
Writes clear purchase orders with language that conforms to the UCC and FAR. Capable of writing 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. Accumulates like requirements to obtain quantity discount. Actively participates with material planner to determine the best economic order quantity given supplier manufacturing process.

Communicates with suppliers, and monitors supplier delivery and quality progress. Advocates for preferred 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, and 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 NA "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.
Obtains cost or pricing data and performs cost analysis as necessary. Advocates for timely supplier payment.

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. Manages 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. Gains leverage through the use of multi-year and requirements contracting techniques when appropriate. Routinely uses advanced contract types as appropriate.

Bachelor's degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management or related discipline.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and organize workload effectively; excellent written and verbal communication skills; good business acumen; strong attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and ability to work successfully under stressful conditions.

8+ years experience in purchasing, drafting contracts, and managing subcontracts.
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