Procurement Manager

at L-3 Communication Corporation

location Madison, Mississippi

Updated on Jun 12, 2019

Full Time Position

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Annual Salary $90,000

Experience 3-7 Years

Eligibility Green Card, US citizen


Aerospace and Defense


Not Specified

Job ID


Working Remotely Allowed



Major purpose:
Plans, schedules and purchases materials in support of GFE inventory management for all warehouses. Prepares front end acquisitions and administrative functions relative to the procurement of aircraft material; aircraft parts, avionic parts, repairs and consumables. In front-end procurement mode, determines 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 of material movement throughout maintenance and inventory cycle(s). Coordinates resulting material movement throughout inventory and maintenance processes. Coordinates and follows up with field site personnel, production control, and
Supply personnel to ensure appropriate procurement, scheduling and movement of materials and services. 

Major functions: Responsibilities:
 • Align Procurement Strategies with the goals of internal customers.
 • Create and maintain organizational structure to support procurement requirements.
 • Establish and implement procurement strategies to improve financial results.
 • Collaborate with other functional groups on materials that cross programs.
 • Provide environment for training and development of procurement personnel.
 • Directly lead procurement of large and small spend.
 • Responsible for corporate compliance and departmental compliance to Federal Regulations and internal policies and procedures.
 • Responsible for the achievement of established goals and objectives in a matrix environment. 

Technical/Functional skills:
The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties:
 • Primary function is to lead a team in obtaining quotes, negotiating with suppliers, and setting up Long Term Agreements.
 • Jointly (w/Supply/Maintenance) analyzes OEM recommended spares, material usage and considers material forecasts to level warehouse inventories
 • Interfaces with field site personnel to ensure proper inventory levels are maintained
 • Processes material requirements for customer approval
 • Processes material requests
 • Develop Requests for Quotes (RFQ's) and Requests for Proposals (RFP's) for solicitation of bids for material
 • Processes purchase orders in accordance with company policies and procedures, and U.S. Government laws and regulations.
 • Coordinates front and back end material movement with Material Expeditor
 • Effectively write, negotiate and administer Basic Ordering Agreements and Blanket Purchase Orders
 • Provides cost estimates and annual budgetary requirements
 • Evaluates supplier performance
 • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Education/Experience/Licenses etc.: Qualifications:
 • Bachelor's degree with four (4) years of directly related work experience, three (3) years experience in supply chain operations or general procurement. At least (1) years procurement of general aviation supplies is highly desired.
 • SAP experience is highly preferred.
 • Working knowledge of the following government regulations: Federal Aviation, Federal Acquisition and Government Property
 • Well-developed oral and written communications skills
 • Experience in contracting with the U.S. government is preferred
 • Team building experience a plus 

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