We are excited to announce our opening for a Lead Material Project Manager on our Procurement Enterprise & Partnerships team in our Manassas, VA location! This opportunity calls for experience helping the Materials Management mission. The role of the Material Project Manager (MPM) will include, but not limited to, developing material strategies, identifying and mitigating program risks and opportunities as they pertain to material requirements; reporting/tracking all program material 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. The MPM reports to the Materials Management Associate Director and is directly aligned to the Program Manager and represents Materials Management on customer programs. The MPM is an extension of the corporate shared services for supply chain related support. 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, regulatory compliance and obtain additional information considered necessary; the MPM will also work with the Material Planner Organization to actively manage the procurement process from the order placement through receipt of products and subsequent payment of invoices. Some travel may be required.
-Material Schedule management and developing supply chain strategies.
-Project management including requirements justification, planning, executing and evaluating the project.
-The MPM articulates to senior leaders/personnel the value, schedule and decision points that impact the efficient delivery of specific commodities (aircraft parts, materials, software).
-The MPM plays an integral part in the approval process in procurements.
-The MPM will use critical thinking skills to propose sound and innovative business solutions to increase operational efficiencies to ensure 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.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience
-BA degree and 8+years in Supply Chain, Business, Operations, or related field. MBA or MS and 6+ years of related experience
-3+ years of applicable supply chain experience acquired from working in the aviation/airline sector in government and commercial defense markets
-Strong knowledge of Supply Chain and related systems along with material procurement
-Requires strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities to understand and facilitate complex supply chain decision-making
-Strong project management skills
-Proven ability to be a self-starter and quick learner, capable of supporting efforts to achieve goals
-Excellent written and oral communications skills at all levels both internally and externally with customers and suppliers
-Excellent risk management methodologies
-Must be able to collaborate and effectively influence across multiple functions to achieve supply chain performance requirements
-Supplier relationship management experience in the aviation/airline sector
-Experience in acquisition of materials and components, consisting of, but not limited to, non-IT related finished products, raw materials, fabricated parts, electronic components, machines, equipment, and test devices.
-MRP knowledge or experience
-Strong knowledge and experience in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements for price and source justification requirements at appropriate levels for purchasing card orders
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Proj and Prog Management
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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