Technical Specialist: Outsourcing/Requisitioning & Materials Management

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics Technical Solutions (DTS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynetics, is seeking a motivated and experienced Specialist in the areas of Outsourcing/Requisitioning and Materials Management to enhance the material acquisitioning process and develop a network of capable suppliers for aerospace, defense and commercial needs. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics Technical Solutions provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

This position will serve as a technical advisor and implementation specialist in the three areas of focus (Outsourcing, Requisitioning & Materials Management) in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. The position will work across the various branches of the Department and be responsible for the efficiency of the origination, accuracy, prompt execution of all requests for purchases submitted to the Purchasing Department and Materials Management storage Optimization. Requisitions can consist of raw material, mechanical COTS, processing, and specialized machined/Fabricated hardware. Material Management will be across multiple manufacturing facilities. Applicant will work directly with the Requisitioning & Strategic Outsourcing Manager, Material Management Manager, Production Control, Engineering, Quality and Departmental Leadership to insure all requirements are implemented effectively. Configuration management of the vendor base will also be required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the identification of Vendors with capabilities which match DTS needs
  • Assisting in the definition/writing the scope of work for vendors
  • Giving status to the internal stake holders on a weekly basis
  • Quotation capturing and negotiations
  • Gathering all quality requirements
  • Monitoring schedules
  • Optimizing Materials Storage Space
  • Conducting LEAN events

The ideal candidate will be experienced in Procurement, Outsourcing, Material Management, Quality and Manufacturing Operations. In addition, the individual will be responsible for assisting or leading the following: a) documenting and improving the material acquisition processes, b) conducting market analyses to identify best-in-class suppliers, c) Primary Point of Contact for the vendor qualification processes for these suppliers, d) managing Out-sourcing activities and e) developing Supplier Scorecards for future assessments among other duties. This positon will be a focal point of coordination with Purchasing, Engineering and Supplier Quality Management, must be detailed oriented and have a high passion/drive for Continuous Improvement.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration or equivalent experience.
  • Candidate must have at least (10) years of relevant experience in purchasing components, managing inventory, Quality Management, and/or Operations Management associated with hardware for DOD, Aerospace or Commercial manufacturing.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience using computer terminals with ERP and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience reading drawings/documents such as operating instructions
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.
  • Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

  • Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master’s degree in an Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Project & PowerPoint
  • Costpoint Experience is considered a plus
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles (5S+1, Kaizen, Leader Standard Work, etc.)
  • Candidate should be familiar with Value Stream/Core Team concepts and implementation into a Manufacturing Support Operation
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate strong personal organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and lead a Team

Security Requirements

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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