Supply Chain Professional III - all levels (Purchase Specification Material) - Military Veterans

at General Dynamics

San Diego, California

Responsibilities for this Position

Date: Jan 13, 2021
Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92108
Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: 1/26/2021

Shift: 1st

Security Clearance: No Clearance


The primary purpose of this position is to perform SCM indirect procurement tasks that support NASSCO's new construction and repair programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: procurement tasks, contract negotiation (including terms and conditions), program estimates-at-completion (EAC's), department budgeting, material forecasting, cost and price analysis, peer audit, material quality management and supplier performance management. The SCP 3 will implement and ensure department compliance with policies and procedures through internal reviews and audits. The SCP 3 will analyze, plan, coordinate, and implement external transportation requirements necessary to support the material delivery function. The SCP 3 will actively participate in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle time, and reduce costs.

Reports to SCM Department supervision/ management as assigned.


Under general supervision, conduct all aspects of acquisition, manage suppliers and/or perform related inventory/supply analyst functions and cost analyst functions for government and commercial programs and capital projects.

  • Analyze and negotiate terms and conditions of purchase orders for the procurement of moderate-to-high-dollar / high volume supplies and services. Prepare contract terms and monitor performance of supplier(s). Prepare and issue contract modifications while adhering to budget and schedule.
  • Manage and oversee inventory of multiple commodities.
  • Responsible for complex bid development, cost / price analysis, Estimates at Completion (EAC) analysis. Authority to commit to purchases up to a certain dollar limit.
  • Contribute to company goals and business objectives through cost down and process improvement initiatives.
  • Act in a team member capacity. Provide guidance and direction to less experienced supply chain personnel as individually capable and appropriate, related to company programs, projects and/or contracts.
  • Establish good working relationships with suppliers while enforcing contract provisions and resolving contract disagreements.
  • Prepare well written and fully supported procurement packages in accordance with Supply Chain Management (SCM) Purchasing Department procedures.
  • Monitor and direct supplier performance and manage suppliers effectively with on time material delivery and good quality.
  • Analyze and interpret contract documents to determine compliance with prime contracts, NASSCO policy, and government procurement regulations. Identify FAR and DFARS issues which could impact the procurement activity.
  • Perform material management to maintain supply and inventory levels.
  • Resolve material discrepancies and interpret and implement policies and department operating procedures.
  • Interface with other NASSCO departments and suppliers to resolve issues affecting procurements, including investigating and resolving disputes and making decisions about delivery, product, and schedule.
  • Identify complex issues to bring to the attention of management. May make recommendations to management with respect to resolution of issues.
  • Develop and apply a certain level of technical expertise regarding materials and services.
  • Utilize NASSCO business information systems and Purchasing Department systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Prior experience negotiating and managing workers compensation, consulting, and software license agreements preferred.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of three years of business experience, Supply Chain experience preferred.
  • Experience in Indirect materials and services, leases, rentals, software, consulting, capital equipment, hired labor and negotiating & redlining terms and conditions.
  • Participate in acquisitions requiring multidisciplinary participation.
  • Identify and resolve problems posed by evolving supply chain events and occurrences.
  • Strong understanding of the range of supply chain functions, including logistics, inventory and receiving management.
  • Knowledge of material commodity market trends. Proven ability to independently evaluate, negotiate and prepare price/cost analyses.
  • Knowledge of FAR / DFARS and other regulations impacting the procurement process.
  • Experience in executing procurements in accordance with various procurement rules and regulations for both government and commercial contracts and subcontracts.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite.


  • The employee must be physically able to commute to various areas in the shipyard, including on board the vessels. Must have physical ability to walk to all yard locations for communication with operations and other areas and must be able to tolerate a moderate noise level commensurate with the shipyard production environment.

Accountable for supporting the internal customer through the on-time procurement and delivery of materials and services of the right quantity, quality, and best value for NASSCO in accordance with the standards of conduct and acquisition. Responsible for results related to quality and timeliness of achieving project goals and ability to develop, implement, and/or adhere to processes that maximize productiveness and throughout.

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General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

From Gulfstream business jets and combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines and communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.

We offer a broad portfolio of innovative products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

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