Supplier Management Specialist III

Sierra Nevada Corporation Englewood , CO 80110

Posted 2 months ago

The Supplier Management Specialist is responsible for cost, schedule, technical and risk performance of a key set of assigned suppliers as well as the subcontracts, agreements and orders for those assigned suppliers. The SMS will ensure timely and accurate completion of all cost, schedule, technical, legal and contractual efforts defined in the agreements between each assigned supplier and SNC and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. The SMS also ensures his or her team develops and maintains in a timely manner all applicable contractual documentation in compliance with any affiliated companies being serviced under a Service Level Agreement (SLA)

At SNC's ISR, Aviation and Security (IAS) team we are a leading manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for high-performance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and aviation systems. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations and provide a turnkey approach to enable our customers to focus on their mission. Learn more about IAS

  • Leading a matrixed supplier management team in managing and facilitating assigned supplier's program execution and identifying, mitigating and resolving risks/issues as well as facilitating supplier performance in a supplier management team environment.

  • Leading assigned supplier portion of program execution with special focus on maximizing profit generation, costs savings, sales goal achievement and new business wins where suppliers are critical probability of a win.

  • Partnering with the Program Office, Engineering, Operations and Business Management in developing/establishing target prices & schedules for assigned suppliers and then executing within that plan. Within constructs of the execution plan, lead a matrixed team in managing and facilitating all relevant supplier's program execution and identifying, mitigating and resolving risks/issues to ensure all work products meet cost, schedule and technical requirements.

  • Leading a matrixed team in development, maintenance and updates of supplier requirements including subcontract structure, specifications, interface control documents, software requirement documents, test plans/procedures, quality requirements, Statements of Work (SOWs), terms and conditions, payment terms, milestone payment plans, data and hardware deliverable requirements, and project/deliverable schedules.

  • Managing, storing and evaluating all data deliverables for compliance/completeness and facilitating the approval of these data deliverables in coordination with operations, engineering, quality and the program office

  • Analyzing critical cost, technical and schedule aspects of proposals paying special attention to price and any exceptions to terms, the SOW, the Spec or any other key requirements: then establish negotiation targets with PM and engineering teams with prioritized list of cost, schedule and technical requirements to trade to meet targets.

  • Leading a matrixed team in evaluating supplier performance regularly using methods such as site visits, program reviews, various objective performance measurements, milestone achievement criteria, project schedule tracking, earned value tracking, risk burn down tracking, specification/SOW TBD/TBR tracking and other methods as needed.

  • Driving forward best possible supplier outcomes from operations and quality management led Failure Review Boards and vendor returns

  • Ensuring compliance with applicable affiliated company policies/procedures/processes/instructions being serviced under an SLA as well as any SNC specific policies/procedures/instructions required for employment and company performance

  • Applying expertise/analysis/negotiation in FFP, T&M, IDIQ, BOA, multi-year pricing agreements, strategic agreements and other agreement proposal types.

  • Analyze and assist in any invoice discrepancies, accounts payable issues or company cash flow challenges associated with supplier payments.

  • Ensure team maintains accurate subcontract files and accurate data is maintained in ERP/MRP system of record


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University or College
  • 6+ years' experience in efforts similar to those outlined above including program management, engineering management, operations management, technical management, project management, subcontracts and/or contracts management, supply chain management & business management

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in aircraft, aerospace, electronics, software and/or other high tech industries

  • Experience in multiple phases of product cycle to include prototyping, development, qualification, certification, LRIP (Low Rate Initial Production), FRP (Full Rate Production) and Sustainment

  • Experience in Design to Target Cost product development programs

  • Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management, EVMS, Material Sale Forecasts, ERP/MRP, Gate Reviews


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $76,956.28 - $105,814.89

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

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