Rockford, Illinois

Position Purpose

The Global Supply Chain (GSC) Compliance Lead reports to the Vice President, Government Contracting. This position promotes the advancement of procurement disciplines by monitoring and evaluating procurement practices to ensure compliance with the respective policies and procedures; and by reviewing procurement contracts to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. The GSC Compliance Lead has advanced knowledge in regulatory flow down, government procurement policy, procedure and instructions, including experience with small business advocacy program/Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO).

Essential Functions

  • Supports the development and implementation of compliant standard work processes, with continuous improvement mindset through integration with other functional teams. Drives implementation of audit and compliance applications and automation tools
  • Maintains professional knowledge, including comprehension and adherence, of changes in government regulations (FAR, DFARS), and related company policies and procedures
  • Reviews and approves the procurement justification package pre-award
  • Mentors and coaches purchasing teams as to the interpretation and preparation of purchase order documentation and assists buyers and managers in identifying small business acquisition opportunities
  • Captures and reports essential compliance metrics
  • Identify issues, and root cause corrective action, with operational adherence to compliance requirements to address gaps and provide continuous improvements
  • Identifies when certified cost analysis activities are required and provides next steps and options to buyers
  • Supports all external audit activities within the procurement function, including government Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR), support to customer pre-award and post-award audits, and other audits as required
  • Conducts functional audits as required (i.e. procurement package documentation, policies and procedures, ISO, etc.) to evaluate all aspects of departmental performance
  • Performs post-award reviews of PLC Sourcing and Purchasing files on a monthly basis to ensure post award documentation is included in the file package (such as acknowledgement, debarment certification, etc.). Develops, implements and maintains a Corrective Action Plan / Process for resolution of deficiencies noted during pre and post award reviews
  • Prepares and submits reports on an as required basis including support of small business semiannual reporting via Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (ESRS)
  • Supports the development and delivery of in depth training for GSC and COE Purchasing Teams on an as needed basis, focusing on changes in the FAR/DFARs Regulations and Public Law changes and/or new hire training

Other Functions

  • Participates in development and execution of the compliance strategic roadmap
  • Supports preparation and maintenance of related departmental procedures, templates and tools as they apply to government-related policies
  • Develop and maintain relationships and alignment with stakeholder business groups (e.g., Global Sourcing Leadership, Legal, COE Purchasing, Global Trade Compliance)
  • Assists in due diligence/acquisition activities as required


  • Strong expertise in U.S. government and commercial procurement practices
  • Demonstrated solid knowledge of FAR/DFARS
  • Ability to research and interpret contract and regulatory flow downs and incorporate into PO terms and conditions
  • Proficiency in government accounting principles and cost analysis techniques
  • Demonstrated solid to-expert knowledge of government Small Business Program requirements. (SBLO - Expert)
  • Demonstrated knowledge-based skill set in audit scoping, planning and audit testing techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including audit and management report writing
  • Familiarity with the Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) process
  • Knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts, controls and practices. Proficiency with MS office and prior experience with ERP and financial systems
  • Ability to travel, including international (Western Europe, Poland, UK, Asia)

Education or Formal Training

  • Undergraduate degree in a business or engineering discipline
  • Professional certification e.g. CPM, CPCM desirable

Experience Required

  • 5 years of experience in government procurement or subcontract management

Materials and Equipment Used

  • Normal office equipment and computer use

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Office environment

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, andservice provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Ouraerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing androtorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, groundvehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhancethe performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines,compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-relatedindustrial equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustioncontrol, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offercleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers includeleading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.

Woodwardis an Equal Opportunity Employer


Rockford, Illinois

Woodward delivers lasting contributions to energy control, always innovating for a better future. 

Woodward integrates leading-edge technologies into fuel, combustion, fluid, actuation, and electronic control systems for the aerospace and industrial markets. Our growth is driven by the increasing demand for fuel-efficient, low-emission, and high-performance energy management. 

We have a clear vision and follow carefully planned long-term strategies. With multiple locations in fourteen countries, Woodward can respond quickly with solutions tailored to the local demands of our customers. 

Our leadership in energy control and optimization solutions is built on a strong foundation, dating back to 1870. We are driven by the needs of our customers and guided by our tradition of integrity, values, and principles.



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