The Subcontracts Manager is responsible for all Supplier subcontract activities, throughout the Program Life Cycle, from Acquisition Planning through Closeout. Major tasks include planning, source identification, RFP development, negotiations, implementation, risk management and active monitoring of subcontractor price reasonableness and performance against defined objectives.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Coordinates proposal requirements from the Business Development/Programs departments to develop a comprehensive acquisition strategy to support customer RFPs. • Establishes sources of supply and solicits competitive quotes for the purchase of complex supplies and services for Customer Programs • Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of supplier capabilities in order to determine ability to perform to requirements. • Prepares and coordinates complex subcontract specifications and work statements, and coordinates terms and conditions for the procurement of materials, equipment, systems, and services. • Negotiates all requirements with major suppliers. After contract award, administers the procurement program until final delivery and contact closeout • Coordinates the activities between the supplier and internal technical personnel in the resolution of problems that may arise during the life of the contract. • Issues purchase orders and processes releases within delegated authorizations. • Issue Request for Proposals, Non-disclosure Agreements with potential Suppliers • Evaluates Suppliers and ensure that all contractual requirements are addressed in proposals. • Supports Government and Company audits. • Reviews and includes Government terms and conditions flow down. • Interprets and ensures adherence to special clauses and terms and conditions to meet unique contractual requirements. • Provides advice to management and other functions on complex subcontract requirements and compliance with Government acquisition regulations. • Evaluates and negotiates teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other agreements. • Communicates contractual risks to company and functional management. Proactively recommends and implements risk mitigation solutions. • Creates and maintains strong and effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers. • Performs data management function of SDRL deliverables, if required. • Formalizes license arrangements to ensure the protection of CEi’s proprietary rights and financial investments. • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to confirm completeness and accuracy of proposed contracts; ensures program management understands contractual obligations and risks. • May create strategic pricing models, including cost reduction initiatives, to ensure best value • Interfaces with procurement and accounting, in support of subcontract related activities • Establishes, tracks, and manages quantitative performance goals for the function and supports development of supplier scorecards. • Ensures ERP system is maintained with accurate subcontractor information, including delivery confirm dates; keeps supervisor and internal stakeholders informed of changes and issues. • Accountable for managing the loan of subcontractor materials, test equipment, jigs, fixtures and tooling. • Works in close concert with Supplier Quality Engineering on subcontractor auditing, and assists with driving prompt subcontractor responses to Supplier Corrective Action Reports. • Maintains subcontractor risk management plan, including obsolescence impacts. • Participates on proposal development teams, when subcontracting is required • Produces weekly status reports for the Senior Supply Chain Manager and supporting Programs Managers, as required • Continually develops and implements improvement opportunities in support of organizational goals, using Lean supply chain principles (e.g. JIT, Kan-Ban, VMI)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, to support subcontracting activities • Ability to work extended hours and weekends, when required • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards • Ability to adhere to workplace rules • Ability to handle multiple priorities and be confident enough to make and stand by difficult decisions • Ability to build and maintain strategic working relationships • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)
Bachelors’ degree, Business Administration ,Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related field
5 to 7 years of experience in subcontracts role
Should have a thorough knowledge of government procurement policies, subcontract phraseology, standard clauses, and management techniques.
Extensive knowledge required of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
Extensively familiar with all major contract types: CPFF, T&M, Labor Hour, FFPLOE, and FFP
Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must be able to multi-task and support multiple concurrent requirements for assigned Programs.
Solid understanding of the entire contracting cycle and ability to structure subcontracts that include all appropriate upper-tier and prime contract terms
Demonstrated expertise in negotiations and development of contracts
Market knowledge of, and experience with, contracts in Aerospace and Defense industry is a plus
Self-confident, with exceptional communication skills, and effective interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Strong working knowledge of MRP and ERP systems
Proven strategic thinking and planning skills
WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Primarily office environment: desk, telephone/headset, keyboard/mousing/writing and one-on-one interface with department personnel.
Routine sitting and use of computer/telephone/copier equipment, some walking and reaching, active listening and thinking.
Office and manufacturing environment with potential exposure to uncontrolled climate conditions and potential exposure to noise, dust and hazardous chemicals.
About Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc.
Kratos, through its subsidiary Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc., designs and manufactures high-performance aerial targets and unmanned aerial combat systems, including training and all requisite support equipment, for the U.S. Department of Defense and international customers. Now spanning 30 years of service, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems high performance aerial target drone systems have supported generations of war fighters in the United States and abroad. Since 2002, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems has been the sole-source provider of subscale aerial targets to the U.S. Air Force with the BQM-167A (AFSAT). Also, the U.S. Navy has selected the BQM-177A as its next-generation subsonic aerial target (SSAT). In addition to its contribution to the airborne of elements of the GQM-173A Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST), Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems is responsible for the development of software associated with the subsonic GNC, launch GNC, and mission planning. With 80,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space in Sacramento, CA, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems is a vertically-integrated model of efficiency. While many firms accomplish only segments of composite engineering or ...manufacturing, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems multi-disciplined team designs and builds some of the world's most advanced target drones within its own modern facilities. In support of its commitment to maintain high quality standards, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems holds ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev C certifications from Underwriters Laboratories (UL).