DRS Technologies Inc. Senior Supply Chain Analyst - Small Business Compliance in Melbourne, Florida

Leonardo DRS 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 S.p.A. which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.

DRS NIS is located on the East coast of Florida in Melbourne. DRS NIS is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered, technically advanced, defense electronics for U.S. and allied international military and intelligence agency applications. DRS NIS manufactures rugged communications interfaces serving military Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence and Surveillance (C4ISR) initiatives. Products include hand-held devices, targeting scopes, night vision optics, laptop computers and vehicle-mounted systems supporting man-portable and fighting vehicle applications. DRS specializes in equipment that allows communication between broad spectrums of battlefield interfaces.

The Senior Supply Chain Analyst - Small Business Compliance will lead and develop complex analyses for the Land Electronics and Electro-Optical & Infrared Systems businesses.

Primary & Essential Accountabilities

  • Monitor, audit, and evaluate procurement compliance with government procurement regulations.

  • Support government (e.g. DCMA, DCAA, etc. ) inquiries related to procurement documentation and/or processes

  • Assist in the preparation for Government conducted Contractor Purchasing System reviews (CPSRs)

  • Ensure and promote compliance with Utilization of Small Business Concerns

  • Track small business progress; prepares and submits semi-annual Individual Subcontracting Reports (ISRs)

  • Review and approve small business plans and reports from Lower Tier Subcontractors

  • Recommends process and systems changes for efficient application of regulatory compliance

  • Understand business forecasts and pinpoint any areas of vulnerability of company requirements, making recommendations on how to proactively reduce risk

  • Lead procurement kick-off meetings with the procurement team defining the scope of the award and expectations on order placement

  • Evaluate the contract flow downs from the Contracts department and ensure the appropriate flow-downs are identified and passed on to Purchasing

  • Interact with Program Management on Program Cost issues and required details. Measure Target Costs against Proposal Costs and work with Supply Chain Management on methods to meet targets

  • Consolidate requisitions to obtain leverage pricing

  • Review open requisitions weekly and meet with appropriate Supply Chain Manager on the progress of order placement

  • Review placement to requisition need date and length of time in purchasing

  • Advice 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 the communication interface between commodity buyers and their suppliers with the program teams

  • Attend weekly Program meetings and identify any “potential” issues that can be addressed early on

  • Expedite critical components to ensure on-time deliveries. 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

  • Represent Supply Chain during Customer Negotiations and Customer Program reviews, Review and validate any bids, Supply copies of PO’s/LOC’s, Prepare charts for Customer presentations

  • Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience in supply chain management for a US Federal contracting organization

  • Advanced knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) an other agency supplements

  • Working knowledge of the Small Business Subcontracting Program procedures as they relate to FAR

  • Experience working in a CPSR compliant purchasing system

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Strong MS Office skills

  • Able to meet multiple deadlines

  • US Citizen or US person status required

/Leonardo DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #LEL #EOIS/