Procurement Analyst II
Sierra Nevada Corporation - Greenville, TX

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Sierra Nevada Corporation's Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) business unit in Greenville, TX is continuing to grow and needs your help. SNC provides airborne ISR capability to the Department of Defense as well as other government agencies and international customers.

The Procurement Analyst tracks the efficiency and effectiveness of Procurement processes with a focus on the improvement of both processes and data integrity. The Procurement Analyst reports to the Director of Procurement and/or Supply Chain Manager and strives to improve supplier performance, accuracy of Costpoint due dates and cycle time for commitment close-out.

This position is responsible and accountable for the acquisition of a variety of goods and services. They ensure that materials, goods and services are procured on time, to target costs and that deliverables meet the specified technical requirements. Procurement Specialists handle a wide variety of commodities and are knowledgeable of qualified sources of supply, market conditions and trends. They are involved in formulating near and long term buying strategies to ensure quality and continuity of supply while minimizing total cost. They are responsible for maintaining well documented purchase order files and following up on their open purchased orders. They are able to negotiate, place and maintain the purchase order files for large dollar and complex procurements which may include complex terms and conditions and extensive follow-up is required.

Their level of procurement authority is established by the Manager of the Procurement Department as delegated by the Procurement Departmental Instructions. Specific levels of authority regarding dollar levels at which buyers may commit SNC are described in the Procurement Departmental Instructions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Directly perform buying assignments of varying complexities requiring experience in assigned commodities and knowledge of purchasing policy and procedures. Procurement Specialists purchase items at the most favorable price consistent with quality, inventory, delivery and specification requirements. They coordinate with various other departments including engineering, quality and contracts in order to procure assigned items and protect the interests of SNC.

Major Responsibilities include:

Work directly with key suppliers to ensure they are meeting schedule and that data is current and accurate
Expedite critical PO lines and coordinate information between Buyers, Planners and the supplier
Standardize process for obtaining status from key suppliers
Coordinate distribution of Quarterly Supplier Rating letter to key suppliers
Be a focal point for Procurement for coordinating and entering pricing data in CBOMs for proposals.
Provide back-up for data entry of new suppliers in Costpoint
Work special projects as assigned to improve Procurement processes
Develop annual objectives in concert with departmental and company goals
Generate effective communications, good relations, and a positive image with suppliers and coworkers, promoting courtesy, objectivity, and fairness
Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
Other duties as assigned

Receive requisitions; analyze for quantity, specifications, drawings, and delivery requirements. Develop qualified sources, request pricing and delivery, competitively select suppliers, document procurement action and place orders.

Follow-up with suppliers to ensure delivery schedules and key milestones are achieved. Coordinate any changes with Planning and Program Management as appropriate to evaluate impact.

Analyze and quickly address any invoice discrepancies.

Support proposal efforts with RFP’s/RFQ’s.

Develop alternate sources, ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality, and competitive pricing.

Consolidate requirements and utilize the most suitable method of purchasing such as purchase order, subcontract, blanket purchase order or supplier stocking arrangement.

Perform and document complex price and/or cost analysis as appropriate for assigned workload. Maintain purchase order files in audit ready condition.

Enter purchase orders into Costpoint and ensure accurate data is maintained in Costpoint.

Advise management of market conditions and supplier base activity, which could affect pricing, and or future availability.

Gain familiarity with the end use of assigned commodities, leading to the possibility of finding alternative materials or sources.

Evaluate suppliers through methods such as supplier visitations and various objective performance measurements, including on-time delivery, service performance, and price performance.

Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

BS/BA or equivalent minimum in related discipline with:
3+ years experience
Previous experience in purchasing, handling a wide variety of commodities
Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS preferred
Comprehensive written, verbal, and analytical skills
MS Office, Lotus Notes and Material Management software knowledge including advanced knowledge of Excel is essential
Minimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as stated in the SNC’s Responsibility Matrix

*SNC is an EEO employer committed to recruiting a diverse workforce.
Apply online for immediate consideration at www.sncorp.com or send inquiries to camie.headrick@sncorp.com

Requirements

• BS/BA degree in business, engineering, or accounting or equivalent understanding of procurement earned through related experience.
• A minimum of 5 to 8 years experience in purchasing handling a wide variety of commodities.
• Experience with procuring military requirements and an understanding of military standards.
• A working knowledge of the FAR/DFARS.
• Certification by ISM is preferred.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

• The ability to represent the company effectively and in a professional and business-like manner is essential.
• Comprehensive written, verbal, analytical and general accounting skills.
• MS Office, Lotus Notes and Material Management software knowledge.
• Ability to perform price analysis in a wide variety of circumstances.
• Cross training in other departments is essential in understanding the inter-relationship of process at SNC.
• Ability to read and understand technical drawing and specifications.
• Knowledge of FAR, UCC & public law required.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nev., is one of America’s fastest growing private companies based on its...