General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Job Locations US-IL-Marion
Requisition ID
Position Type
Full Time
Supply Chain/Logistics


The Marion, IL location is looking an experience candidate to be a Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a global aerospace and defense company. Every day, people around the world depend on our products for their safety and security. We’re looking for talented, motivated individuals who want to become part of a company with a culture driven by diversity, innovation and agility. We proudly support a culture of inclusion that encourages a work environment that honors diverse opinions. Employees can flourish here: they know their individual skills, abilities and viewpoints are honored.  Join a team that helps protect lives, defend freedom, and make the world a safer place every day!


General Dynamics offers a wide array of plans in its flexible benefits program with options that allow each employee to structure a benefits package tailored to meet his or her family’s needs.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Savings and Stock Investment Plan (SSIP)
  • Life, long-term disability and other insurance products
  • Reimbursement accounts for child care and out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Group legal service

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Manages all activities associated with a supply chain organization. Responsible for the size, overall make-up, and performance of the supply base. Ensures compliance to government regulations and requirements. Provides leadership to supply chain personnel. Provides strategic guidance to the entire organization regarding supply chain.
  • Conducts routine supplier performance reviews and develops and communicates clear sourcing strategies.

  • Prepares and executes global acquisition plans for all materials and services.

  • Develops cost objectives and monitors group level as well as individual performance against those cost objectives.

  • Actively manages inventory levels through the monitoring of supply cycles and period of supply parameters.

  • Drives supporting functions to complete necessary "requirements generation" tasks to achieve desired programmatic schedules. Assures the quality of the contract language used by reports. Reads all customer contracts prior to award to assure that the standard business terms conform. Plans conformance methodology for any unusual customer requirements.

  • Monitors the solicitation process for fairness and effectiveness. Advocates for the use of socioeconomically disadvantaged businesses.

  • Understands and looks for warning signs of kickbacks.

  • Reviews and approves source selection plans.

  • Organizes and monitors all solicitation and pricing activity. Monitors the cost estimating activity for significant proposals. Writes the small business subcontracting plan. Writes the procurement portion of the proposal.

  • Ensures the quality of subcontract pricing independent of cost targets. Approves negotiation plans as necessary.

  • Monitors purchase documentation and provides guidance to reports on opportunity to improve.

  • Intercedes with systemic supplier delivery to MRP purchase order promise date and MRP need date or quality issues. Monitors and manages overall supplier quality and delivery performance.

  • Leads proactive programs for continuous improvement in the supply base. Rapidly intervenes to remedy degrading supplier performance issues. Fosters higher level relationships for those suppliers of strategic importance.

  • Organizes workload across all reports effectively. Assists with obtaining resource from other functions as needed.

  • Matches planning and buying resources to demand for material and services. Assures that proper skills are available throughout the group in order to effectively fulfill the purchasing function. Liaison with the Government includes providing accurate explanation of procurement practices and processes. Develops manpower plans to staff for upcoming program procurement needs.

  • Closely monitors supply risk for key products or technologies.

  • Familiar with DFARS and FARS for Government contracts.

  • Interface with Operations on daily/weekly requirements to support the facility.

  • Monitor the process for all rejected material through MRP/Quality system for proper disposition and transactions.

  • Develop, maintain and report supplier lead times in support of build plan.

  • Ensure configuration review level and packages are complete and accurate at time of PO release.

  • Ensure the SCM team maintains POs for Quality, Delivery and Engineering requirements accuracy.

  • Prepare the SCM team to participate and pass all internal and external SCM audits.

  • Report and ensure all Government property at the supply base is accounted for and accurate in the GD-OTS data bases.

  • Interface with Quality on all FAT requirements and ensure reports to the customer are obtained in a timely manner to enable continuous production at the Operations facility.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering, with 8-10 years relevant work.experience. Supply Chain training and/or management preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in Business or Engineering Experience preferred.
  • Prior experience is in the following is required:
    • Purchasing Supervisory or Management experience.
    • Significant purchasing experience.
    • Expediting or scheduling experience.  
    • Experience with MRP applications.
    • DoD experience.


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