Supply Chain Specialist

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Supply Chain Specialist

Newport News, Virginia




Job Description

  • Responsible for purchasing a variety of complex or technical materials, supplies or services. 
  • Evaluates bids, selects and recommends suppliers and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Follows up on all awards until completion of order. 
  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over shipments, cancellations and engineering changes. 
  • Conducts supplier site visits and rates them as to production capability, performance and delivery. 
  • May provide work leadership for lower level employees.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Full knowledge of industry practices.
  • Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to perform fairly complex professional tasks.
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. May refer to established precedents and policies. 
  • Performs fairly complex tasks and participates in determining objectives of assignment
  • Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. 
  • Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.
  • Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve objectives would normally have a serious effect upon the administration of the organization. 
  • Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. 
  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations. 
  • May develop and deliver presentations.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.
  • 6 years or Master's degree and 4 year of relevant professional experience.

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