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Senior Manager - General Procurement

Company: United Launch Alliance
Location: Decatur
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team. Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company!

Successfully launching more than 140 consecutive missions doesn't just happen. It's credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

Our team is excited to meet you! Your Role: What you'll be doing The Senior Manager of General Procurement leads the Supply Chain strategy and execution of small/mid/large commodities, purchases and subcontracts focused primarily on optimal support of production and launch operations. With a passion and vision to enable customer and mission success, this professional develops supplier acquisition and delivery strategies and provides execution leadership delivering superior operational performance in support of Government and non-government launch programs.--
The General Procurement Leader is responsible for, and directs teams in, all phases of the supplier lifecycle including:

  • Market-leading strategic direction
  • Requests for proposals, negotiation strategy, purchase order/subcontract definition and award, etc.
  • Building and sustaining cooperative relationships with other ULA functions o ensure early identification and resolution of supplier / product impact
  • Risk and opportunity management, including early identification and resolution of issues
  • Driving collaborative continuous process and product improvement with suppliers
  • Optimizing transactional efficiencies
  • Novel intellectual property, payment and termination liability strategies, and
  • Successful execution. This leader embraces and drives the relentless pursuit of creative supply chain solutions which support ULA's optimal positioning in the launch services marketplace and maximize ULA's competitive advantage. Has ownership of competitive strategies, commercial behaviors (as appropriate), and financial/operational performance. Implements company-wide strategic agreements with suppliers. Is a champion for supplier diversity.
    Collaborates across the ULA Enterprise to coordinate resource demands. Builds/leads cohesive teams which are multifunctional and typically include acquisition, engineering, finance, legal counsel, quality assurance and other members.--
    Establishes an appropriate organization, and works with other ULA leaders to achieve results. Translates strategy into actionable objectives and business plans. Drives program execution. Implements and tracks achievement of performance measures, and utilizes leading indicators to predict performance and guide decision making. Looks for opportunities and is actively engaged to improve processes and results. Strives for excellence in applying Supply Chain fundamentals and best practices.
    -- Your Background: What education and experience you'll need At least 8 years applicable experience in the associated technical or administrative area, plus a minimum of 4 years of management or leadership experience in leading teams of exempt employees or other leaders. Your Background: What skills you'll need
    • Demonstrated strong leadership, collaboration, project management, problem-solving, change management and influencing skills
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience and training commensurate with assignment.
    • 10+ years of Supply Chain or related operations experience
    • Must have demonstrated skills ability in developing, executing, and sustaining a best-in-class supplier chain acquisition strategy
    • Ability to establish key measures of success, and implement accountability and continuous process improvement structures
    • Experience having led and directed continuous improvement projects to include planning, defining requirements and budget, project controls and success criteria
    • Financial and technical acumen. Experience in developing, and executing within, financial forecasts. Superior negotiations skills
    • People/supplier relationship skills to build effective relationships both internally and externally
    • Potential for travel approximately 30-40%
    • Must be a US Citizen Relocation Available Yes About ULA: What makes us differentBecause we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

      We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:
      • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
      • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees.
      • Generous paid time off
      • Flexible work environmentsAdditionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

        Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

        Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

        ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

        ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English - Spanish ) and Right to Work poster ( English - Spanish ).

        Interested in growing in your career with ULA?

        Apply today. We look forward to learning more about you!

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