DRS Technologies Inc. Senior Buyer Contractor in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
/DRS Technologies/is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.
Headquartered in Crystal City, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com.
/DRS Naval Power Systems/provides engineering and manufacturing services for Naval and commercial machinery systems. This includes the design and fabrication of advanced electric machinery including high performance torque/power dense permanent magnet motors, generators and associated power electronics, large rotating machinery, industrial turbine technology, packaged power and propulsion systems, mechanical equipment modeling and naval machinery inspection
We operate on a 9/80 work schedule, all employees work 80 hours in 9 days and have every other Friday off.
*Job Location: *Fitchburg, MA
Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of commodities or major subcontract items.This is a 3+ month contract axssignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of commodities or major subcontract items
Facilitate and manage any supplier issues (i.e. cost, quality, delivery, customer service)
Manage all aspects of supplier including A/P holds
Initiate and follow through on any supplier changes (Engineering Change Notices)
Lead negotiations and apply knowledge of commercial contract law and guidelines, practices and requirements to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions and to minimize risk
Establish and maintain sound professional relationships with suppliers. Resolve issues (e.g. pricing, quality, timing, claims, contract disputes, etc.) associated with terms and conditions of service agreements
Understand demand/spend profile for commodity areas, and provide this information as necessary
Track and report cost savings or avoidances
Maintain current accurate records and files of all vendor agreements and related procurement records
Communicate supplier performance including supplier visits as required
Be the primary contact between DRS personnel and assigned suppliers
Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company
Requires a Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in related field and 5 years of experience in Purchasing
Requires the ability to understand military specs and read blue prints
Requires the ability to understand and adhere to all laws pertaining to procurement, contracts, breach by contract, etc.
Knowledge and use of price and cost analysis
Strong negotiating skills
Excellent communication skills with internal and external customers
Ability to manage work and follow through in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Project, MS Office and ERP/MRP (Deltek experience is a plus)
US Citizenship required with ability to obtain a security clearance required
Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge
Demonstrated leadership potential
Experience purchasing fabrications, castings and complex assemblies for rotating machinery including turbines and permanent magnet motors strongly desired
Experience working with contract suppliers specializing in precision machining and fabrications to tight tolerances strongly desired
Experience working in a DoD environment strongly desired
Knowledge and experience in FAR and DFAR compliance strongly desired
Small Business Liason Officer knowledge/experience desired
Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet #MCSS