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Staff Subcontracts Management (R2272)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2023
Introduction to Shield AI
Founded in 2015, Shield AI is a venture-backed defense technology company whose mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. In pursuit of this mission, Shield AI is building the world’s best AI pilot. Its AI pilot, Hivemind, has flown a fighter jet (F-16), a vertical takeoff and landing drone (V-BAT), and a quadcopter (Nova). The company has offices in San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC and abroad. Shield AI’s products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. allies.
Job Description
We are currently seeking a highly skilled Subcontracts Specialist with experience supporting Manufacturing environments as well as FAR/DFAR government contracting.

What You'll Do:

  • This position reports directly to the Supply Chain Manager and may have opportunities for leadership roles.
  • Responsible for effectively managing their requirements, which includes purchase requisitions, solicitation packages, negotiations, management of suppliers and ultimately on time delivery of their subcontracted items.
  • These requirements are to be secured at cost, quality, and delivery competitive levels consistent with company policy and performance standards.
  • Develop and negotiate subcontracts, arrange payments, and analyze sales records.
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery terms, purchase and schedule orders for raw material, services, fixed assets, and tooling.
  • Track deliveries as required for factory operations.
  • Perform tactical purchasing duties (expedites, defers, past due follow ups, etc.)
  • Generate SOWs and provide inputs to SOWs
  • Utilize Supplier Management Teams to manage suppliers
  • Responsible for evaluating supplier performance and monitoring supply changes
  • Works relatively independent of management to resolve shortages.
  • Responsible for communicating material status to production and management.
  • Effectively manage complex suppliers and commodities
  • Proactively resolve problems and discrepancies with pricing, delivery, and quality of purchased commodities.
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal customers.
  • Maintain and comply with company procedures as well as Customer requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years of relevant subcontract management experience in Aerospace & Defense industry
  • OR
  • 7-10 years of relevant procurement experience in an equally
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management
  • Superior communication skills with experience reporting on project milestone status with senior leadership
  • Analytical and problem-solving experience with high attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and execute complex supplier negotiations (cost, schedule, terms) times in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work accordingly
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to be a team player
  • Strong supplier relationship management skills
  • Experience leading complex projects from inception through completion
  • Experience with complex Statement of Work (SOW) / Statement of Requirements (SOR) creation
  • Superior follow-though skills with a strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent Computer skills - Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with ERP systems (Deltek CostPoint preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of U.S. DoD compliance requirements (FAR/DFAR)
  • Experience leading a cross-functional Supplier Management Team (SMT)
  • International subcontracts experience
  • Risk Management experience
  • Contracts experience
  • Experience in medical, production or pharmaceutical field
  • PMP certification
  • Master’s Degree
  • STEM degree
  • Experience with electronics, composites, harnesses, payloads, propulsion, or other highly-complex acquisitions
Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity (if applicable)
Temporary employee positions: Hourly within range listed above + temporary benefits package (applicable after 60 days of employment)
*Interns/Military Fellows/Part-time not eligible for bonus, benefits or equity
Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. All offers are contingent on a cleared background check.
If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now!
Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.