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Subcontracts Specialist

Company: Maxar Technologies Ltd
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

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Maxar is currently seeking a Subcontracts Specialist to join our team in Palo Alto, CA, Longmont, CO, Ypsilanti, MI or Herndon, VA.

Life with Us

Your Project: In this role, you will partner with engineering, operations, and quality team members to ensure the delivery of world-class components and subsystems being used on spacecraft and robotics missions in space, on Mars, and on the moon.

In this role, you will be part of a procurement team with the responsibility for all phases of the procurement life cycle. You will ensure compliance to contract terms, federal regulations, and more. To be successful in this role, you will bring experience in product development, production procurement, and contract manufacturing on Government programs.

Your Career: We are very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your manager, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.

What We Offer: Time for dedicated professional development, conference attendance, corporate partner and industry training, peer group collaboration, hackathons, as well as paid certifications, education reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.

What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

  • Conduct market research to identify sources of supply for subsystems, components, and/or services.

  • Review competitive proposals for subsystems and services offered by suppliers and prepare comparative analyses of factors such as cost, delivery schedule, quality, and past performance.

  • Negotiate subcontract requirements, prices, and terms and conditions.

  • Issue complex subcontracts to major suppliers.

  • Maintain procurement history records on all transactions.

  • Extensively interact with multiple functions including engineering, operations, quality, finance, accounting, and management to achieve procurement objectives.

  • Manage suppliers and expedite supplier deliverables. Resolve supplier problems as they arise.

  • Ensure that procurement actions and file documents support maintaining a Defense Contract

  • Management Agency (DCMA) approved purchasing system.

  • Maintain supplier delivery status in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System.

  • Ensure compliance with all contractual, regulatory and audit requirements, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS), NASA FAR Supplement (NFS), and contract terms and conditions.

  • Provide guidance to and mentor less experienced procurement personnel.

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and possess a current/active TS/SCI security clearance.

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain, economics, or a related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement, negotiation and competitive sourcing

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience subcontracting

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience at a government contractor or subcontractor

  • Experience successfully passing a DCMA Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR)

  • Familiarity with FAR requirements

These skills would be amazing:

  • Aerospace or Robotics industry experience

  • Lean six sigma process improvement experience

  • Experience leading Kaizen events

  • SAP experience

  • Experience with cost reimbursable subcontracts

  • Possess strong, fluent, and effective communication skills both written and verbal in English

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Maxar Technologies Ltd, Palo Alto , Subcontracts Specialist, Other , Palo Alto, California

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