Lockheed Martin Procurement Affordability Professional in Shelton, Connecticut

Description: Coordinates with Sourcing, Operations, Design Engineering, the Supply Base and Industry experts to facilitate affordability opportunities with regard to understanding the design, production, test and qualification of aerospace and defense products. Analyzes technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and parts/equipment availability. Investigates and recommends potential suppliers based on assessments of response to specifications, costs, inspection of facilities, and historical performance. Facilitate technical trade-offs and standardization that may lead to more economical procurement. Recommends design changes to mitigate production issues. Leads teams of Supplier and internal staff in collaboratively solving problems in Producibility, Quality, Inspection, Cost, Mistake-Proofing, Test, Reliability and Affordability. Facilitates negotiation trade-offs and standardization of corporate AAT process that may lead to more economical procurement negotiation process across LM. Supports team in gathering saving artifacts for independent saving validation. Accountable in meeting/exceeding the Supply Chain affordability targets in alignment to our AAT commitments for the supply chain BA. Supporting member of the VA project office to aide teams (SMT or CMT). Will be responsible for the tier 2 negotiation team project schedule and updating and ensuring accurate monitoring of estimated >100 projects annually. This role will also be responsible to expand training initiatives across the RMS Sikorsky business area to include standard training as well as supporting the AAT rollout of the new BOM Market Base Pricing process/tool intended to enhance our data analytics capabilities for determining an appropriate Market Based Price. Will be assigned other duties in line with business priorities to support affordability and /or Supply Chain Value Engineering or Strategy initiatives. Will be responsible to coordinate all program related Value Engineering projects and facilitate effective meetings that enable project identification, development, execution and closure. Will interface routinely with the LM Value Engineering business area lead to assure VE mission objectives are being met. Will be assigned other duties in line with business priorities to support business priorities to support affordability and / or supply chain Value Engineering strategy initiatives. Some travel is required.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree. Considered career, or journey, level.

Desired Skills:

Former OLDP/ELDP graduate

The desired candidate will have experience with supplier Value Engineering projects as well as an understanding of the Value Acceleration tools and techniques that drive affordability projects.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to lead complex projects utilizing the full Supplier management team to accomplish affordability savings from project creation to savings validation and closure.

Previous leadership assignments/skills.

Proven ability to effect change and lead a diverse cultural evolution in achieving affordability objectives.

Excellent communication skills.

Proven Project Management experience.

Past experience in managing project execution across a diverse organization/function team.

Experience from other functional roles beyond Supply Chain, for example: Quality, Manufacturing, IT, etc.



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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