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Director of Supply Chain Strategy

Company: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Directs organizational sourcing strategies and programs meant to identify, evaluate, and maintain a vendor network.

The Supply Chain Strategy Director will lead the development and deployment of numerous General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) wide strategic initiatives to drive to a unified GD-OTS supply chain engagement approach and alignment across the business, where appropriate. The ideal candidate will focus on the development and deployment of best practice solutions that promote and enhance strategic business unit (SBU) initiatives. This role will provide a wide range of cross-business support and contribute to the preparation and deployment of enhanced supplier initiatives, communication and engagement to aid in the streamlining of SBU and site-level supply chain efforts. Key initiatives include Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Segmentation, Supplier Risk Management, Supplier Performance and Commodity Management.

The ideal candidate must be effective at leveraging expertise, collaborating and influencing others to execute strategic, essential, time-sensitive responsibilities.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Oversees development of sourcing strategies to identify vendors that meet the organization's quality, cost, or service requirements.
  • Establishes policies and practices for evaluating products, goods, or services prior to purchase, and ensures standards are continuously met after purchase.
  • Negotiates contracts and agreements and ensures compliance with internal or external purchasing requirements.
  • Identifies trends in organizational purchasing and identifies opportunities for cost reduction through purchase consolidation.
  • Acts as a liaison between internal stakeholders and external suppliers, maintaining relationships and ensuring satisfaction. Champions the strategy to build long-term, sustainable value and develop an GD-OTS wide sourcing strategy that leverages the GD-OTS asset base.
  • Partner with SBU leaders and site supply chain professionals to reduce cost and build an agile and responsive supply chain.
  • Develop a centralized sourcing strategy that delivers a competitive advantage while supporting product, programs and solutions-based innovation.
  • Lead the standardization and improvement of the GD-OTS supplier performance methodology and supplier quality process.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Accounting and Business Administration or related field from four-year college or university; or a minimum of 10+ years of program/project-related experience, 7-10 years related USG experience and/or training; or equivalent.
  • Supply chain management experience in a manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Aerospace and defense experience is essential.
  • USG contracting experience is essential.
  • General Dynamic knowledge and experience is a plus.
  • Ideal candidate will be results-oriented, data-driven, and an impactful self-starter.

Keywords: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, St. Petersburg , Director of Supply Chain Strategy, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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