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VP, Procurement & Supply Chain

Company: General Atomics
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Vice President, Procurement & Supply Chain to work out of our executive office in Poway, California, a suburb of San Diego.

This position reports to the VP of Contracts and Subcontracts and has the primary responsibility for directing the procurement and supply chain functions for the Company. The position is accountable for overseeing the supply chain management function in connection with the procurement/purchase of materials, parts, components, systems and equipment, etc. Responsible for developing procurement and sourcing strategies to ensure the procurement functions are performed in a manner which meet the Company s objectives and are in compliance with contractual agreements, required laws and regulations. The position provides counsel to senior leadership on the implications of procurement issues and ensures that current and future needs of contracts and subcontracts functions are met.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, implement, administer, and monitor procurement policies, programs, processes, and systems.
  • Oversees the procurement/purchasing functions for the Company.
  • Counsel management on the implication of legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Counsel management on ethics and compliance matters and develop, present, and monitor training programs to communicate those matters to staff.
  • Ensure successful negotiation of major procurement agreements.
  • Develop sourcing and contracting strategies, to include negotiating competitive teaming relationships with suppliers.
  • Establish Strategic Supplier Management of critical suppliers and manage relationships/partnerships with other key suppliers.
  • Ensure current and future needs of contracts and subcontracts functions are met.
  • Represent the Company with regard to procurement matters in relations with global customers and business and non-business communities Responsible for ensuring the continued government approval of the contracts and subcontracts processes and systems.
  • May negotiate contracts and coordinate purchasing activities with other departments such as, engineering and manufacturing to maintain inventories at planned levels.
  • May be responsible for export/import compliance.
  • Responsible for responding to internal and external audits of the procurement functions.
  • Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
    Job Qualifications:Job Qualifications:
    • Masters degree in Business or related field along with 20 to 25 years experience in federal Government and commercial international procurement and supply chain in the aerospace and defense industry.
    • Minimum 5 years experience as an executive overseeing a large complex organization.
    • Experience closing major international agreements within aerospace and defense industry.
    • Requires customer engagement on complex competitive pursuits and alignment with strategic international suppliers as key discriminators for success.
    • Possesses advanced conflict resolution and planning capability.
    • Proven capability to write and/or rewrite contractual language, and recommend alternate contractual language.
    • Availability to travel to international and domestic locations as necessary.

Keywords: General Atomics, San Diego , VP, Procurement & Supply Chain, Other , San Diego, California

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