Senior Procurement Project Manager-Machining Commodity

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Senior Procurement Project Manager-Machining Commodity in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

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Our aircraft are industry leaders and so are our people. We're looking for talented, motivated individuals who are ready to do innovative work, and we offer exciting career opportunities worldwide. Our procurement team is a critical component in ensuring the that our manufacturing teams have the supplies to produce on time quality airplanes for our customers. Procurement roles are ideal for people who enjoy developing strong relationships, managing complex situations, and are very strategic. All our teams focus on different spaces in direct and indirect procurement.


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. May be responsible for part sourcing to develop plans, evaluate potential suppliers and lead cross functional negotiation teams for high dollar, multi-year and/or complex procurement awards.  Business travel is required, so flexibility in your schedule availability is preferred.



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. 7 years Seven (7) years of purchasing or related technical experience.

Position Purpose:

Responsible for the administration of single or multiple subcontracts for strategic source components, such as but not limited to Revenue Share supplier agreements, agreements with suppliers who provide products for multiple Gulfstream aircraft models, those agreements which represent the highest dollar annual commitment contracts for Gulfstream and/or those procurement projects that have a significant impact to Gulfstream future business. Develops plan and leads negotiation teams for contract awards and for resolution of ongoing high dollar commercial issues.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Lead all Purchasing and 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. Solicit proposals, conducts bid evaluations, evaluates costs, negotiates prices, schedules and terms and conditions within management guidelines, prepares and administers complex and/or high value purchase orders, corporate-wide agreements and/or long term agreements such as Master Orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements; monitors and reports supplier performance.
  3. Prepare annual supplier performance master plan to ensure they meet Gulfstream requirements, including objectives and priorities for material management, quality, reliability and product support, as well as scheduling and agendas for program reviews. .
  4. Manage supplier performance 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 Material management and supplier management, as appropriate.
  5. Serve as principal point of contact with departments being supported for strategic commodities.
  6. Within assigned area of responsibility, as well as in the Materials Department in general, leads lower level personnel to accomplish tasks through superior experience, training and personal attributes.
  7. Interpret program and/or statement of work requirements; recommends and implements action with suppliers to ensure achievement of all requirements.
  8. Support the cost analyst efforts to prepare the Pre-Negotiation Plan (PNP).
  9. Prepare the Negotiation Plan using the PNP and his/her experience in dealing with the supplier.
  10. May lead teams that conduct negotiations with an emphasis on achieving cost reductions, maximizing savings, securing pricing and to meet schedule requirements that is within the objectives set forth in an approved negotiation plan.
  11. Ensure that all requirements are specified and properly reflected in purchasing documents.
  12. Coordinate administration of and response to all contractual documentation.
  13. Conduct all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Additional Functions:
  1. Plan, coordinate and review work of procurement personnel within commodity group or area, as assigned by department manager. .

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.

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: 215265

Category: Purchasing

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 09/24/2023 


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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