Supply Chain Specialist

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Posted by: KeyW on Dec 03, 2018


MD, 0

Job Description:

The KeyW Corporation, is seeking an individual to join its Procurement Team located in Severn, MD as a Supply Chain Specialist/Buyer. This individual must be experienced in the negotiation and administration of supply chain government and commercial purchase orders and subcontracts, with manufacturing and part certification and verification requirements, and able to work in a high paced team environment. Must be organized and detail oriented.

Sources, develops, negotiates and administers purchase orders and other agreements of intermediate to high value and risk in accordance with customer requirements and Company policies and procedures. Experience working as a buyer in the electronics design and manufacturing industry with preferred experience in manufacturing for DoD or Aerospace. Strong attention to detail and understanding of a broad variety of electronic components and raw materials. Knowledge of vendor qualification and parts traceability is a benefit. Knowledge of mil-spec part numbering and mil-spec/DoD part inspection or compliance certificates. Creates subcontract solicitations in support of multiple government contract types i.e. Time and Material, Firm Fixed Price, Firm Fixed Price LOE, Cost Reimbursable types. Performs pre-contract and in process audits and inspections and manages complex requirements for any required vendor and subcontractor certifications, verifications, and documentation, such as for space hardware. Supports proposal efforts varying in value and complexity. Negotiates price/cost and subcontract agreement provisions, including conducting Fair and Reasonable determinations based on utilizing the appropriate Price Analysis technique. Reviews and routes subcontract invoices for program review, approval, and payment. Works with other program and functional area staff to develop cross-functional stakeholder team alignment and development of effective value-proposition strategies. Ensures compliance with company policy and procedures, regulation, contract requirements, and other performance parameters. Participates in and/or manages special projects as required to enhance value proposition migrating from tactical to strategic focus. Negotiates and executes teaming and non-disclosure agreements. Energetic personality and a willingness to solve problems and meet goals in challenging situations, such as difficult schedule constraints, obtaining technical decisions so parts can be ordered on time, persistent in following up with vendors and internal managers to meet schedule deadlines.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution preferably in Business Administration or a related business discipline.
8+ years of related experience in subcontract administration or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.
Strong attention to detail and understanding of a broad variety of electronic components and raw materials.
Knowledge of vendor qualification and parts traceability is a benefit.
Knowledge of mil-spec part numbering and mil-spec/DoD part inspection or compliance certificates.
Experience in assessing vendor and subcontractor qualifications and performing in-process inspections and reviews.
Experience with CPSR audits and protocol. Experience using various Price Analysis Techniques.
Intermediate to advance knowledge of business and contract law, FAR, DFARS, with a good degree of understanding of finance and accounting.
Effective analytical, communication, and presentation skills.
Intermediate to advance skill level with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio) and SharePoint.
Experience with Costpoint Purchasing System.

About the Organization
KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.

KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun-because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.

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About KEYW Corporation

KEYW is an adaptable, powerfully capable company whose members have made many important, creative contributions to science, defense, space and the intelligence community. We take pride in these contributions to security and the quality of life. Even more, we are grateful to our customers for entrusting critically important tasks to us. The people of KEYW take on new challenges with confidence and commitment. We are an unbeatable team with the technical, management and financial capacity to perform the tough assignments of the future. KEYW is building a "total solutions company" that will be more agile than larger competitors and will focus on solving the “hard problems”. Our operating philosophy is to be responsive, agile, and focused on solving our customers’ difficult problems. Our core capabilities include: hardware and software development, system integration, test and evaluation, field support, computer and network operations, information security and specialized training. Our success is due in large part to our commitment to more than just do work for our customers, but instead to partner with them at every conceivable level. While such partnerships bring programmatic success, we measure ourselves by the real-world impacts and successes these partnerships have and will achieve.

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