Subcontract Program Manager Lockheed Martin

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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?

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.

This role will offer you the following daily challenges:
This role develops, captures, executes, and manages the overall subcontract acquisition for a few complex programs. Estimated values of all subcontracts is ~$200M. Qualified candidates should have a significant understanding of procurement and acquisition policies and practices, and an understanding of RF engineering and technology.

This job might be for you if you like solving problems without a clear step-by-step action plan. You don't get flustered easily; if you don't know the answer, you'll dig until you find it. You like helping people, and you get a kick out of getting people to those 'aha!' moments. You are level headed, cool under pressure, patient, and politely persistent. You pay attention to the details and as far as you're concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right.. Every time. You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change, you know how to roll with the punches. You communicate clearly. You write well. You speak eloquently. You can explain just about anything to anyone and you're comfortable communicating in writing , on the phone, or in person in front of an executive audience. You can get difficult messages across in 60 seconds or less.

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

  • Appropriate degree (ideally supply chain management, engineering, or related business field) from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education, with a minimum of 15 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or 13 years of experience with a Master’s degree, in supply chain management or related field.
  • Must be able to direct and manage all costs, quality, schedule, financial and technical performance requirements that are levied on the subcontractor or the product family and is required to ensure performance and support of the contract milestones of the system.
  • Must be able to develop sourcing and subcontract program management strategic plans.
  • Must be able to lead teams overseeing subcontractors or critical subcontracted systems.
  • Must be able to direct all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, cost accountability and program execution.
  • Must be able to establish milestone objectives and manage performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications
  • Must understand earned value management
  • Experience in negotiating subcontracts
  • Understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Ability to travel in support of the contract, both to CONUS vendor locations and the OCONUS site.
  • Possess excellent English 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.
  • You will need to be a US Citizen, and posses and maintain an active US DoD SECRET clearance, to support this government contract, as well as successfully pass a drug and background check, in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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

  • Understanding of various types of Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable subcontracts.
  • Understanding of LMAP.
  • Experience managing suppliers through all phased of the product life cycle from proposal through delivery.
  • Experience managing cost, technical, schedule, risk, quality issues.
  • Perform Supply Chain Cost Account Manager (CAM) responsibilities for assigned program.
  • Strong organizational skills to handle many overlapping projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to successfully interface and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with LM Procure to Pay / SAP
  • Demonstrated "Can-Do" Attitude
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated desire to overcome challenges and obstacles
  • Demonstrated ability to guide, train, and lead others

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}h can do them,
  • Paid time off including, {we have a 9x80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends}
  • Work/life balance, family-friendly environment
  • 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!


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.

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Sourcing Manager, Professional Services Danone

Posted by admin on 06/28/2020 7:50 pm  /   NEW POSTED JOBS

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At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet.


With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.


Danone North America is looking for a Sourcing Manager, Professional Services in Broomfield, CO.

As part of the North American Indirect Procurement Professional Services team, the primary purpose of this position is to manage purchasing activities related to corporate services, for Danone North America (Dairy & Plant Based products, Waters, Advanced Medical & Early Life Nutrition, on both territories USA and Canada).


This position requires proven direct or indirect services sourcing skills and effective cross functional project leadership, negotiation, collaborative, analytical and communication skills. Experience in Professional services (HR, Real Estate, Consulting and Financial Services) sourcing will be an asset.


Act as steward in developing and implementing sourcing strategies for Professional Services categories and lead key communications & objective setting with business stakeholders. Specific responsibilities include


  • Driving sourcing activities, including but not limited to:
  • Human Resource (HR) services: Benefits, Temp Labor, Recruitment, Relocation
  • Real Estate: leasing of office space
  • Finance, Legal Services, and Consulting
  • Analyzing current needs, practices in place, market, request in collaboration with departments and clients
  • Conducting market studies to identify new suppliers / opportunities and develop a robust supplier base Consistent collaboration and partnership with internal stakeholders to track strategy evolution as well as to align on future needs
  • Defining, aligning and executing category sourcing strategies for 2020 and beyond, using the Danone procurement methodology
  • Supporting growth and change through identification and implementation of adapted partnerships with identified suppliers, to improve both service level and cost control through supplier relationship management (SRM) tools
  • Manage spend portfolio & productivity by identifying and realizing cost savings opportunities, creative insourcing models, and tail spend management
  • Responsible for driving the Source to Contract Lifecycle for applicable strategic categories and adhering to compliance policies within those processes
  • Negotiate pricing and commercial terms with suppliers, lead business reviews
  • Facilitate agreement process by effectively collaborating and influencing various stakeholders such as IT, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Leverage procurement methods to improve upon categories and business conditions to drive innovation and continuous improvement
  • Provide occasional training for procurement policies and processes for shadow buyers involved in purchasing activities Collaborate with global procurement team to promote synergies for all Danone regions


Select Suppliers and Manage Contracts

  • Oversee supplier related activities with direct oversight on:
  • Developing and launching RFQ (request for quotation) to select suppliers in targeted categories
  • Analyzing proposals and recommending scenarios to key internal stake holders
  • Supporting negotiations with suppliers on quality, time & cost of service and contract terms and conditions
  • Draft contracts. Lead contract ratification activities, assuring interaction with supplier and Legal teams
  • Manage suppliers to ensure business needs are met and maintain Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to improve suppliers’ performance
  • Develop and implement performance indicators monitor suppliers and support continuous improvement

Animate & Evaluate Suppliers: drive quarterly and annual business reviews with team:

  • Evaluate and manage the global performance of professional services suppliers
  • Define the objectives of improvement of performance and the necessary action plans
  • Lead supplier relationship management (SRM) activities with internal stakeholders
  • Ensure good supplier relationships


Control Budget & Productivity

  • Lead, in conjunction of reporting team, Finance and stakeholders, monthly, quarterly and annual activities related to:
  • Managing overall spend visibility, spend compliance and tail spend management on related categories sourcing
  • Benchmarks to identify new sourcing models and to bring outside in
  • Identifying new projects to create COVI (cost out, value in) opportunities, validate with finance, seek and obtain buy-in for these projects, contribute to build budget with stakeholders, achieve and track the productivity on a monthly basis
  • Acting as a steward in foreseeing price and service evolution

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field of study
  • Minimum of 6 – 9 years experience in strategic purchasing or related field with strong skills of negotiation
  • Experience in Professional Services & HR Benefits sourcing mandatory, Real Estate a plus
  • Language: English mandatory + French an asset
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a cross-functional, multi-cultural, matrix environment
  • Demonstrate cross-functional / peer to peer leadership through coaching and stewardship; People management skills a plus
  • Proactive: anticipates issues/opportunities & can work through multiple simultaneous projects
  • Fantastic project management, follow up and organizational skills
  • Rigorous data analysis capability and financial acumen
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic sustainable initiatives, and lead change by engaging people
  • Comfortable in facing paradoxes or contradictions with resilience, tenacity and a smile!
  • Strong political savvy and the ability to drive initiatives when faced with adversity
  • Ability to evolve, in time, via different sourcing categories and / or increased accountability


Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO.


For more information, please visit


Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Production Manager Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC

Posted by admin on 06/28/2020 7:49 pm  /   NEW POSTED JOBS

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Reports to: Operations Manager


As delegated by the Operations Manager, responsible for managing the day-to-day production, maintenance and delivery operations of a multi-shift Plant in accordance with operating procedures and to achieve production, efficiency and quality results. Implements Plant's production planning and control; transportation and shipping/receiving; Plant and equipment maintenance program; quality control including the full compliance with FR requirements; employee health and safety programs/functions and related compliance; training and development of assigned staff for assigned areas. Position will be responsible for leadership in the absence of Operations Manager.


  • Manages the daily production and delivery operations of the Plant personally or through subordinate supervisors.
  • Schedules, plans and controls production activities, including the supervision of Plant Supervisors and production employees and drivers, in order to ensure continuous and efficient production in appropriate quantity and quality
  • Directs quality teams and CAPA process
  • Uses lean manufacturing principles to continuously improve associates and the flow of production through the facility
  • Assists in the hiring, training, evaluating and development as well as handling disciplinary actions as indicated, personally or through Plant Supervisors
  • Fosters positive working relationships, and responds proactively to employee concerns or problems
  • Oversees compliance and enforces adherence to health and safety, DOT and Vehicle (Tractor/Trailers), and other Company and/or regulatory programs
  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Investigates, and/or oversees the investigation of work related incidents, accidents and injuries
  • Ensures appropriate documentation and notifications are prepared and all protocols are followed.
  • Ensures the full implementation, maintenance and overall compliance of various quality control and FR programs; and ensures adherence to overall Quality Assurance programs for incoming materials, work in process, and finished goods.
  • Inspects and documents required incoming raw materials samplings, monitors and analyzes Plant departmental quality review documentation, conducts regular teardown inspections, and maintains returned goods inspection program; documents and follows up on corrective actions that may be indicated.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data and statistics; reviews for trends, and makes appropriate system and procedural recommendations to management
  • Monitors any system and/or procedural changes made to ensure expected results
  • Prepares various other standard and ad hoc reports for internal analysis; use in internal analysis, hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations; and top management, plant management, plant committees and employees.
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Implements and oversees inventory control system for tick and other raw materials
  • Coordinates with other Plant personnel or Group contacts as needed. Investigates back orders and product "falldown" issues.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5-10 years job-related experience in a lean manufacturing environment
  • May involve lifting product (up to 100 lbs)
  • Need solid analytical skills; with good mathematical aptitude and sound quantitative skills

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities associated with the job. Other job-related duties may be assigned.

An Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer * Drug-Free Working Environment

Buyer Sourcing-Ball Corporation

Posted by admin on 06/28/2020 7:48 pm  /   NEW POSTED JOBS

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Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Provides technical support for the plant purchasing function as directed.

Essential Functions:

  • Procures plant supplies, other direct materials, services, and equipment while employing the most effective cost control methods possible.
  • Administers and manages purchase orders and delivery commitments to designated suppliers as necessary to support multiple plant requirements.
  • May maintain insurance certificates and global contract information for plant/legal review.
  • May maintain minority vendor accounting for corporate reporting.
  • Maintains the file maintenance system for accurate data.
  • Assures tax flag is correct on purchase orders.
  • Coordinates with plants concerning availability of parts for shipment.
  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  • Reviews, interprets, and communicates material demand forecast and manages capacity planning for assigned commodity groups and/or supplier relationships.
  • Supports engineering change order activity with suppliers and other functional groups.
  • Maintain supplier pricing files and internal communication systems to ensure pricing is accurate.
  • Produces open order reports to ensure delivery/receipt of product/goods.
  • Engages with plant and accounting to correct payment issues.
  • Originates accurate and complete records of all purchasing transactions and reviews efficiency and economy of the purchasing function on a current basis.
  • May review and maintain inventory levels in storeroom by reviewing usage of procured products in an effort to reduce stocked inventory levels.
  • May review and update manufacturer part numbers to make required changes in an effort to unify criteria between plants for excess, obsolete, and overstocked parts within every plant’s storeroom.
  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
  • Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including provision for selection and development of employees, budget administration, employee safety, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating and measuring the work performed within the department.
  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually five days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.


Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college or graduate degree level education or work-related experience
  • Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:
    • business principles
    • legal practices
    • customer needs and requirements
    • purchasing principles and practices
    • company manufacturing products, practices, nomenclature, and procedures
  • Ability to apply independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard purchasing techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • 5% of travel


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

Buyer/Planner Paragon28-Englewood, CO

Posted by admin on 06/09/2020 3:07 pm  /   NEW POSTED JOBS

Job Summary

The Buyer Planner provides Purchasing and Materials support to the Engineering and Marketing departments in the development of new products. Coordinates the supply chain responsibilities for new product introduction with Purchasing, Planning, Quality, Finance, and Regulatory to ensure a seamless introduction from Prototyping into Production Manufacturing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the negotiation and procurement for equipment and/or material supporting Paragon 28’s new product initiatives. Creates and maintains the necessary databases to capture all pertinent product/project information.
  • Creates and maintains costed Bills of Material for all prototype products. Works closely with Finance to create and maintain detailed costing reports.
  • Act as a liaison between Supply Chain and Engineering departments, working towards timely new product launches.
  • Purchase products based on supply and demand and other inventory control parameters.
  • Monitor inventory levels to mitigate all stock outs while maintaining cost effective operational expenses.
  • Monitor the status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Source new suppliers with RFQ/RFP’s and negotiate long-term strategies with favorable total cost of ownership.
  • Qualify suppliers, evaluate bids, and negotiates to obtain the best quality, prices, and terms.
  • Visit existing and potential suppliers at their facilities to evaluate their manufacturing processes, capabilities, recent investments, potential for continued growth, trends and required trends, and completes required trip documents.
  • Support the updating of all purchasing related SOPs.
  • Identify and analyze potential process improvement opportunities in the supply chain.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Four-year Degree (B.S/B.A.) preferred or equivalent from four-year college or technical school.
  • Five + year(s) related purchasing, supply chain, and project management experience, preferably in medical device environment.
    • May consider an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strategic Sourcing, opportunity analysis, and strong negotiation with highly effective communication skills.
  • APICS CSCP/CPIM certification preferred.
  • Previous medical device experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, prioritize appropriately and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with various cross functional teams.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including expert level Excel skills.
  • Experience working with detailed product line forecasts and familiarity with the sales and operations planning.
  • Demonstrated successful project management experience.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, and filing cabinets.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with individuals internal and external to the organization. The employee frequently is required to move about the facility. The employee may be required to lift up-to 15 lbs. by themselves.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with typical business hours. It may reasonably require additional hours during the week and weekend; specific requirements will be determined with Manager. Occasional remote work may be allowed.



Less than 25% of overnight travel.

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