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Category Manager

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION - Englewood, CO 80112

 

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Benefits

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  • Medical {many choices of plans; some LM locations have on-site medical}
  • Dental
  • 401k {with generous matching}
  • Generous Paid time off
  • Work/life balance, family-friendly environment … we have a 9x80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends
  • Rewards & recognition
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement

Full Job Description

The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence, and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration, and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Lockheed Martin builds the satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. Connecting people. Advancing discovery. And protecting what matters most. Lockheed Martin-built satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide.

As we look to the future, we’re driving innovations to help our customers do even more in orbit. That’s why we’re crafting smarter satellites that operate like smartphones in the sky, with apps that can be updated in orbit so they can adapt as mission needs on the ground change. Your mission is ours. And as that mission evolves, we’ll be ready. Will you?

Every day, our 110,000 employees come to work with one focus – our customers’ missions. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience, and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

This position is in one of the Coolest places to work: Denver, Colorado.

What does this role look like?

Did you ever think that you could work for a company and actually have an impact on programs that are working on putting astronauts on Mars, creating 3D printed satellites, launching payloads that learn in orbit, or that are developing national defense systems? Lockheed Martin Space technology connects millions of people around the world and we’re accelerating tomorrow’s breakthroughs to help our customers stay ahead in an ever-changing world. We’re shaping the space technologies of tomorrow, today. At Space, we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin Space employee. At Space, we value your skills, training, and education. Come, join us and experience your future!

This role will offer you the following daily challenges:

Manages a team of approximately ~10 employees responsible for providing strategic direction for the procurement of IT Services.

Expected to advocate for common release/common design of requirements and leveraging part buys across programs to improve the efficiency of Enterprise Acquisition processes. Drives coordination with Engineering, MRP, and Programs to establish buy projections for critical products on an annual basis.

Collaborates with peer Category Managers to establish more aggressive leveraged agreements based upon annual projections. Works with MRP to execute release strategy, organize the strategic placement of orders, track/report performance, and facilitate decision making tied to component lead times, complexity, testing requirements, and part acceptance criteria.


Basic Qualifications:
To be successful, you will need to possess these basic qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years related business experience including 6 years experience in Supply Chain with an emphasis in contract administration and supplier performance management
  • Excellent customer serviceability, problem-solving skills, and enterprise mindset
  • Must possess an aptitude for leadership skills and behaviors that align with Full Spectrum Leadership. These imperatives will be assessed during the selection process
  • FAR (and/or LMAP/CAP) proficiency with an understanding of government regulatory compliance
  • Demonstrated experience using performance metrics, applying data analysis techniques and action plans to manage performance
  • Proven ability to train, lead and develop Supply Chain professionals
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written, verbal, and presentation, to effectively communicate business cases to all levels of peers, suppliers, as well as program and executive management.

Desired Skills:
To be successful, ideally, you should also have:

  • Prior leadership Management experience is desired
  • Prior experience reviewing, providing feedback, and approving compliant subcontracts
  • Proven ability to negotiate and administer various contract type complex contracts and letter contracts including Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Time and Material (T&M)
  • Exposure to a category management environment in areas such as complex parts/systems, mechanical, electrical/avionics, IT, construction, facility services
  • Excellent working knowledge of SAP/ERP/P2P
  • Ability to influence and inspire through teamwork and collaboration
  • Internal and external customer interface experience


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants selected must be able to successfully pass to a background investigation and drug test.

Benefits of Employment:

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that urges differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

  • Medical {many choices of plans; some LM locations have on-site medical}
  • Dental
  • 401k {with generous matching}
  • Generous Paid time off
  • Work/life balance, family-friendly environment … we have a 9x80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends
  • Career development, career-growth, and lots of learning opportunities for aspiring minds
  • Fun, talented and witty teammates
  • Knowledgeable, supportive and engaged leadership
  • Diverse, inclusive and community-minded organization
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Rewards & recognition
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement


Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

At Space we value your skills, training, and education. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin Space employee. Come, join us and experience your future!

The Coolest Jobs are in Space!

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers pursue the hardest missions. Those that demand exceptional amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

…just to name a few reasons to join Lockheed Martin Space!


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
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Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Experienced Professional