Leidos has a career opening for a Material Project Manager (MPM) located in Reston, VA or Gaithersburg, MD.
The job of the Material Project Manager (MPM) - role will include, but not limited to, developing material strategies, identifying and mitigating program risks and opportunities as they pertain to material requirements; managing all program material proposal activities; achieving program material budget objectives; managing program purchase requirements to lead time schedule; participating in sourcing process improvement projects (both supply Chain and program); resolving Supply Chain issues for the program and resolving program material cost problems.
Additionally, the MPM is responsible for all activities associated with researching and recommending cost effective purchase arrangements. The MPM works closely with the material planner organization to ensure the review of purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, completeness, and obtain additional information considered necessary; The MPM will also work with the Material planner organization to actively manage the procurement process from order placement through receipt of products and subsequent payment of invoices. Some travel may be required.
Key responsibilities include:
-material schedule management and developing supply chain strategies.
-The MPM will use critical thinking skills to propose sound and innovative business solutions to increase operational efficiencies to insure business area and program success.
-This individual should be a self-starter and someone that is flexible and is able to work independently at a higher level.
-Bachelors' Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Operations, or related field. M.B.A. or M. S. and 8+ years of related experience.
-1+ years of applicable experience acquired from working at Leidos, or in government and commercial defense markets
-Strong knowledge of Supply Chain and related systems along with material procurement
-Strong project management skills
-Proven ability to be a self-starter and quick learner, capable of supporting efforts to achieve
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Ability to lead in an IPT environment
-Excellent risk management methodologies and problem solving techniques
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)
-Working knowledge of customer flow through requirements such as FAR/DFARS, ITAR, Offset, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and public law
-Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical application of strategies to programs
-Subcontracts/Procurement/Material cost estimator Experience
-Understanding of US Government acquisition laws and regulations (FAR)