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Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Melbourne, FL
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Defense, Aerospace


Job ID: 99935 

The Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business provides C4I Network computing and integrated situational awareness, as well as state-of-the-art embedded diagnostics, vehicle power management and combat vehicle integration products and services.

Job Summary Job Responsibilities
  • Develop complex analyses for the specific area of expertise
  • 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
  • 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 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 POs/LOCs; prepare charts for Customer presentations
  • Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company
  • Utilize Power Pivot, Power Query and Power BI to transform DataMart raw data into manageable information
  • May have accountability to perform cost and pricing analysis on a supplier's proposal and audit the proposal of the supplier
Job Responsibilities Part II Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business, engineering or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience in high technology, aerospace or defense or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management tools and procedures
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”
  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program and/or commodity progress, productivity and variance analysis
  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and DoD, ITAR, EAR, FAR, DFAR regulations
  • Strong customer interface skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Must have a successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense supply chain activities
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


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.

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