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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Senior Procurement Manager

  •  Posted 9 Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Hagerstown, MD
  •  R0008092

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Vice President of Procurement, the Senior Procurement Manager is responsible for all procurement activities in the assigned business area. This position acts as the senior procurement official for the IMS business area and the successful candidate must be capable and comfortable advising senior leadership from Program Directors up to the BA President. The portfolio of responsibility includes purchasing, subcontracts, proposal estimating, with support to supplier quality and supplier program management.


  • Vision for achieving a consistent and compliant procurement environment in line with Integrated Supply chain principles
  • Development of a professional buyer team with the appropriate skills, experience and market knowledge to satisfy expanding customer demand
  • Adoption, usage and optimization of metrics and KPI to steer performance and meet service levels
  • Act as spokesperson for the procurement team, representing all forms of procurements from simple POs, to complex major subcontracts
  • Enable and support the supplier quality function
  • Obtain voice of the customer consistently, and update the customer service model regularly to meet shifts in customer demands and expectations
  • Identify and recommend training and certification programs
  • Adopt enterprise processes with sufficient tailoring to meet specific requirements stemming from business area programs
  • Attract and retain highly motivated and engaged professional buyers who exhibit customer service at all times
  • Maintain an efficient, compliant and effective local procurement system in support of the enterprise procurement system; ensure CPSR compliance at all times
  • Leverage tools to the maximum extent to ensure process consistency and efficiency; remove any “ad-hoc” processes, transfer “one-off” processes to standard work, and generally remove confusion and inefficiency in the procurement environment
  • Support and lead the internal review process including peer reviews, pre-award reviews, post-award reviews and other internal and external audit requirements

Additional Duties:

  • Incoming Receiving - counts, proper identification, certificates of conformance verification and damage assessments, receipt generation in the material management database Perform Stocking - Inventory receipts and stocking, cycle counts, issues to manufacturing orders, issues to project account and organization and maintain acceptable levels of consumable items
  • Material Planning-  Evaluate material requirements based on the proposed Bills Of Materials (BOMs), Requisition generation and material expediting to support scheduling.   Enter repair receipts and manufacturing orders into the ERP Database. Production Control - Generation of Manufacturing Orders in accordance with approved BOMs and or other specified contract requirements
  • Schedule manufacturing order releases to maintain production schedules; coordinate customer repairs as part of the Depot requirement. Configuration Management and Control
  • Document deviations from the released drawing packages
  • Develop, review and approve significant purchase order packages to ensure compliance with all internal procedures, laws and regulations
  • Periodic review of expediting reports; oversee delivery status and assist in identifying systemic problems
  • Supports proposal activities to price bill of materials ensuring appropriate cost justification and documentation
  • Determines, establishes and maintains periodic reporting requirements for relevant performance metrics
  • Follows best business practices to support UCC, FAR, DFAR, CFR, CAS, and TINA statutes
  • Consistently  improves Procurement operations including increased personnel capabilities and skills through training
  • Insures Audit Readiness of Purchasing Group ensuring CPSR approval
  • Construction of milestone and progress based payment schedules
  • Negotiations of terms and conditions, price, schedule and technical requirements
  • Lead major RFP and Market Research activities
  • Lead Make vs Buy analysis (buy side)
  • Ensure prime contract flowdowns are current and reflected in the procurement action
  • Participate in contract strategy, development, review and negotiations for the program in concert with the contracts
  • Coordinate across all organizational  functional areas to include Program Management, Engineering, Operations
  • Insures the development of alternate vendor sources, ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality, competitive pricing; and awareness of non-price considerations
  • Obtains the maximum value for every dollar committed through the use of consolidated requirements and directs the most suitable method of purchasing such as purchase order, contracts, blanket purchase orders, and supplier stocking arrangements
  • Evaluates suppliers through methods such as supplier visitations and various objective performance measurements, including on-time delivery, service performance, and price performance


  • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Corporate initiatives such as cash flow optimization, systems deployment, training, internal review, and other projects sponsored by the Enterprise


  • Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external); ensure maintenance of SNC’s approved purchasing system
  • Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
  • Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team training


  • Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Delegation of Authority requirements
  • Review Delegation of Authority thresholds as applicable to job position stated in the DOA Responsibilities Matrix


  • Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position


  • BA/BS degree in business management, engineering, accounting required. Relevant experience may substitute for required education.
  • An advanced graduate college and/or applicable training preferred
  • Expert knowledge acquired through fifteen (10) or more years procurement experience combined with a Specialized course studies in Government Procurement, FAR/DFARS, and the UCC combined with a Professional certification as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is also preferred
  • Requires a broad knowledge of procurement in support of government contracts: including accounting principles, negotiating techniques, legal aspects of contractual and financial agreements and overall industrial management principles
  • Strong PC skills are required, and the ability to leverage Costpoint, and other business intelligence systems
  • Must possess a background with complex unique contracting techniques and be knowledgeable about domestic and international sources of supply
  • Ability to represent the company effectively is essential
  • Requires comprehensive written, verbal and personal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of SNC and supplier management


  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to obtain U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement
  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.