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Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Defense, Aerospace


Job ID: 100534 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

This role is part of an Integrated Supply Chain organization and is the Procurement functional manager. The manager oversees a team of Buyers responsible for quality, delivery, compliance and cost of procured materials for electromechanical components, sub-systems and systems of electrical power conversion and power distribution products.  

Job Responsibilities
  • Manage a technical team of at least 10 personnel responsible for quality, delivery, and cost of procured materials    
  • Assist in the development of forecast/requirements, developing and implementing strategy for area of responsibility
  • Enforce company and department policies and procedures
  • Communicate and clarify departmental goals and metrics and monitor and take action as appropriate
  • Coordinate with Engineering and Quality on a team approach to supplier assessments and approval
  • Advise 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
  • 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
  • Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's 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 
  • 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
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience DoD, ITAR, EAR, FAR, DFAR regulations
  • A successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense supply chain activities

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #NPS

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