Company: Maxar Technologies Ltd
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Please review the job details below.
Maxar is currently seeking a Subcontracts Specialist to join our
team in Palo Alto, CA, Longmont, CO, Ypsilanti, MI or Herndon,
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
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
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
Minimum requirements for this position:
Must be a U.S. citizen and possess a current/active TS/SCI
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
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
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.
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