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Associate Director, Procurement Strategy

Company: Leidos
Location: Reston
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for an Associate Director, Procurement Strategy located in Gaithersburg, MD or Reston, VA.

The job of the Associate Director, Procurement Strategy is to manages a team that coordinates with Sourcing, Operations, Design Engineering, the Supply Base and Industry experts to facilitate the design, production, test and qualification of aerospace and defense products. Responsible for coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions. Directs the analyses of technical data, engineering designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and parts/equipment availability. Manages the facilitation of technical trade-offs and standardization that may lead to more economical procurement. Manages design changes to mitigate production issues.  Due to nature of assignments, up to 25% travel is possible.
-Serve as a leader in the Strategic Technology Sourcing organization with oversight of the Procurement Engineering & Material Project Management organizations. 
-This role will also have job responsibilities associated with Supplier Management, Business Process Re-Engineering, and Procurement Tool deployments. 
-The leader must have experience in project planning, scheduling, coordination, with a demonstrated history of developing technical solutions that meet program requirements.
-Selected candidate must have history of developing BOMs, ROMs, and resource planning. Experience with supplier coordination including hardware and software selection, maintenance issues, and problem resolution.
-Experience in inventory planning, coordination, and tracking a plus.  
-Will also be a Supplier Relationship Manager for a large OEM Partner.
-Leads teams of Supplier and internal staff in collaboratively solving problems in Cost/Value Engineering, Affordability, and Technical Solutions

-Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience or equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment. Additional years of experience may be used in lieu of a degree.
-IT Background, Supplier Management, Material Pricing, Project Planning, and Proposal Strategy Experience.
-Strong understanding in acquisition of Cloud, Cyber, and XaaS technologies
-Demonstrated experience interfacing across multiple organizations and program levels.
-Ability to work under tight time constraints.
-Worked as a Team Lead/Leader in prior relevant prior assignment
-Ability to obtain A Top Secret security clearance.

-Active Top Secret security clearance.
-PMP, Supply Chain Engineering, Logistics, HW/SW Maintenance Planning, Earned Value Management, and Proposal Volume Authorship Experience.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

Pay Range:

Keywords: Leidos, Reston , Associate Director, Procurement Strategy, Other , Reston, Virginia

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