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Subcontract Management Specialist 4

Company: United Launch Alliance
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

United Launch Alliance (ULA) seeks a skilled Subcontract Management Specialist (SCM-4) to support the Avionics Flight Hardware (AFH) team at ULA Corporate Headquarters in Centennial, CO. The SCM-4 leads teams overseeing major subcontractors or major, critical subcontracted systems, or may integrate the efforts of a number of subcontractors at a project or program level. The SCM-4 directs and manages all cost, schedule and technical performance requirements levied on the subcontractor or the product family, ensuring performance in compliance with all technical requirements and contract milestones. The SCM-4 assists in development of subcontract specifications, work statements and other technical requirements documents. The SCM-4 serves as a focal point for the subcontractor. As required, the SCM-4: briefs ULA executive management and customer regarding subcontract status and issues affecting subcontract performance or cost; and, conducts and/or supports program reviews with the subcontractor and ULA / Customer program offices. The SCM-4 is responsible for and directs all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make / buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, and cost accountability; makes decisions affecting the performance of the subcontractor; establishes milestone objectives and manages performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications; and, assists in development of major / complex subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized components and services.

The primary role of a ULA SCM-4 within the AFH team is to facilitate purchasing activities for acquisition of flight hardware required by the enterprise with a focus on integrated Supply Chain strategy and strategic sourcing analysis. Successful execution of SCM-4 responsibilities as a member of the high-performing AFH team requires working collaboratively within the team to develop and clearly communicate flight hardware requirements and execution expectations to suppliers, optimizing value for ULA.

The AFH SCM-4 will:
Buy/Collaborate
Lead the efforts of the team in translating demand forecasts into a strategic sourcing and procurement plan for a wide range of products and services
Ensure compliance with ULA Supply Chain Command Media, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and standard ULA business processes
Partner with cross-functional teammates to develop flight hardware requirements, aligned with the ULA business imperatives, for flow-down to suppliers and prospective suppliers
Possess advanced price analysis, proposal evaluation and negotiation skills aimed at reducing total cost of ownership to ULA for flight hardware and related services
Demonstrate and fully utilize well-developed project management skills

Analyze/Problem Solve
Analyze prospective procurements to develop strategies which will secure the best value for ULA for flight hardware and related services
Identify and resolve supply chain constraints, working with internal stakeholders and suppliers to develop executable, cost effective solutions

Monitor/Track/Measure/Report
Act as a liaison between the supplier and ULA
Develop, measure, analyze, review and report key process metrics
Identify action items, organize resources to address action items and follow up on all supplier-facing issues

ULA Job Description:
Manages teams overseeing major subcontractors or major, critical subcontracted systems. Directs and manages all cost, schedule and technical performance requirements that are levied on the subcontractor or the product family and is required to ensure performance and support of the contract milestones of the system. Assists in development of subcontract specifications, work statements. Serves as focal point to the subcontractor; briefs executive management and customer on the status and issues affecting performance or cost. Conducts program reviews with the subcontractor and program office. Responsible for and directs all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make/buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, and cost accountability. Makes decisions affecting the performance of the subcontractor. Establishes milestone objectives and manages performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications.

External Additional Requirements

* Bachelor s Degree in Business or Supply Chain

* Minimum of 6 to 10 years experience in Supply Chain or a Business function / discipline

* Microsoft Excel experience with an understanding of advanced functions and pivot tables

* Background in Supply Chain processes such as planning, purchasing, inventory and/or warehouse operations

* Experience in Supply Chain, Procurement or Business Experience with purchasing policies and procedures

* Demonstrated proficiency in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (SAP preferred)

* Experience following standard business procedures, and general business knowledge/acumen

* Demonstrated capability in developing and applying basic professional analytical techniques to develop solutions for problems

External Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with both purchasing and material planning

* Experience working in a manufacturing environment with multi-functional teams

* Experience develop and implementing acquisition agreement strategies for complex subcontracts

* Interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to navigate a dynamic environment

* Proactive, independent worker with the demonstrated capacity to work in team environment

* Impeccable attention to detail, passion for driving change and ability to look at big picture

* Superior written and verbal communication skills

* Excellent analytical, numerical and financial management skills

* Strong project management skills

* Extremely organized with strong time-management skills

* Experience executing corporate initiatives for cost reduction, cost avoidance, spend management and business process redesign

* Change management skills to communicate complex strategies and approaches to gain cross functional team buy-in

* Analytical skills to identify issues, assess impact and communicate risk and mitigation plans at executive management level

* Professional Experience lead a multi-functional team(s) through the strategic sourcing processes

* Knowledge of industry trends and new technologies related to information technology strategic sourcing

Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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