Procurement Project Manager- Machining Commodity Sourcing

Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Procurement Project Manager- Machining Commodity Sourcing in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

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About Our Group

This procurement commodity group focuses on supplier management for Major Structures, Composites, Machine and Sheetmetal Parts in addition to Raw Materials for all aircraft programs (G650/G700/G800 & G400/G500/G600) and business units including Production, Customer Support, Completions and Government Programs.  Our role is to manage part procurement from PO issuance to part delivery from our suppliers, which requires critical & strategic thinking, excellent communication skills, administrative tasks, agility, adaptability, ability to persuade, influence others and a sense of urgency in everything we do.


About the Role 

This posting is specifically to support the Machine Sourcing Support Team.  Ideal candidate would be well versed in creating and documenting sourcing processes and procedures as well as interested in building/expanding the current sourcing capabilities at Gulfstream. The candidate selected for this role will guide the team in conitinuous improvement of processes and best practices. 



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related curriculum required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Master's Degree preferred. 6 years of purchasing or related technical experience.

Position Purpose:

Responsible for developing, planning and leading projects for current and/or new aircraft models including negotiations for contract awards and resolution of ongoing high dollar commercial issues. Additionally administers multiple subcontracts for strategic source components such as Joint Development Program agreements, agreements with suppliers who provide products for multiple Gulfstream aircraft models and/or those agreements which represent the highest dollar annual commitment contracts for Gulfstream.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Facilitate all Supply Chain Management activity within assigned area of responsibility to create greatest possible strategic sourcing leverage and to provide highest possible level of support for Gulfstream internal customers.
  2. Request and reviews proposals, conducts bid evaluations, evaluates costs, negotiates prices, schedules and terms and conditions within management guidelines, prepares and administers purchase orders and/or long term agreements such as Master Orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements and monitors each suppliers performance.
  3. Responsible for preparing annual supplier performance master plan including objectives and priorities for material management, quality, reliability and product support as well as calendar and format for program reviews. .
  4. Manage supplier performance to master plan by identifying problems, both internally and at the supplier, determining source of the problem, taking corrective action, and planning and coordinating the involvement of Gulfstream Management, as appropriate.
  5. Serve as a principal point of contact with departments being supported for strategic commodities.
  6. Within assigned commodity area, as well as in Supply Chain in general, lead appropriate team members to accomplish tasks. Mentors and develops problem solving and other daily activities. .
  7. Interpret program and/or statement of work requirements; recommends and implements action with suppliers Purchasing/Materials Manager to ensure achievement of all requirements.
  8. Coordinate negotiations with an emphasis on achieving cost reductions, maximizing savings, and securing pricing that is within the objectives set forth in an approved negotiation plan.
  9. Ensure that all requirements are specified and properly reflected in purchasing documents.
  10. Coordinate administration of and response to all contractual documentation.
  11. Conduct all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures. .

Additional Functions:
  1. Plan, coordinates and reviews work of procurement personnel within commodity group or area, as assigned by department manager. .
  2. Learn and apply Lean concepts within functional responsibilities. .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. Requires a strong knowledge in purchasing methods and techniques.
  2. Experience leading cross functional teams, displaying the ability to persuade, convince and influence others.
  3. Experience in negotiating/managing high dollar, multi-year and/or complex procurements.
  4. Flexibility and the proven ability to work autonomously including remotely, co-located and off-site are highly desired.

A credit history check from a national credit bureau will be conducted for all candidates for this position including new hires and current employees seeking promotion or transfer.


Additional Information

Requisition Number: 219412

Category: Purchasing

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 04/12/2024 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.


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