Supply Chain Specialist 3

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Supply Chain Specialist 3

Newport News, Virginia




Job Description


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. 
  • 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. 
  • Sources and purchases machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization. 
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. 
  • Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. 
  • Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. 
  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records. 
  • May prepare bid packages. 
  • Candidate should have experience in issuing purchase orders and applying analytical skills to gather information, discern best value, develop procurement strategies, and systematically document all transactions leading to negotiation of a contract. 
  • Effective communication skills are critical for networking, coordination, and team work to meet strict quality, delivery, and cost deadlines that impact the entire value stream. 
  • Candidate should have experience in applying critical thinking skills to perform source selection analysis based on cost or price information and understanding of the supply base. 
  • Position may support complex products and manage high-dollar value and/or high-volume procurements that require a great deal of oversight and risk management.



Special requirements

  • Exposure and/or experience in other areas of the supply chain value stream are a plus Candidates must have experience in the following: 
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR guidelines 
  • Knowledge of SAP 

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