DRS Technologies Inc. Senior Buyer Contractor in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

DRS Technologies

/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 Company

/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

Position Summary

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

Basic Qualifications

  • 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

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet #MCSS