General Atomics has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Purchasing Compliance Specialist to work within our Purchasing Compliance team, located in Torrey Pines and Rancho Bernardo, CA. With limited direction, this position is responsible for performing procurement analysis/audit to ensure compliance to regulations and Company policy.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Facilitates procurement system integrity and compliance.
Applies knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and supplements, including DFARS/DEAR.
Maintains awareness of regulatory changes to support compliance with appropriate statutes, regulations and Company practices.
Supports the maintenance of the Purchasing Standard Operating Procedures, including implementing changes to documentation and process, as required within procedures.
Supports the review of Orders submitted to Compliance. Following the review, provides guidance to Purchasing personnel on any actions required to ensure the award is compliant to regulation and company policy.
Conducts Post Award reviews of Orders on a periodic basis and provides results to management and Purchasing personnel.
Collects and analyzes Compliance review data to identify trends and areas for process improvement.
Analyzes data and situations, and develops solutions to complex problems; influences and guides on actions to be taken.
Possess strong advocacy skills; may provide training to Purchasing staff on Compliance related matters and make presentations to audiences of varying sophistication (both orally and in writing).
Provides direction, leadership and training to professional and technical staff. Flexible, self-starter; works under pressure to meet tight timelines, manage priorities (multitask) and possess ability to drive changes promoting productivity and efficiency.
Represent the organization as a consultant to management and external spokesperson for the organization.
Observes all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
Works in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to work extended hours and travel, as required.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and ten or more years of progressive professional contracting and/or procurement compliance experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
Must possess a working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, DEAR, CAS, ITAR and EAR regulations as well as an understanding of supplier administration, supply chain, purchasing, material management, price/cost analysis and/or production control principles, theories, concepts and techniques.
Must have experience organizing, planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.
Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them in an evolving environment while contributing to the development of new processes. Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze data and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems; (2) strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) strong interpersonal skills enabling an effective interface with other professionals; and (4) good computer skills.
Utilizes MS Office Suite, including extensive use of excel, word, and other applications
Must be proficient in basic SAP reporting and transactions
Strong writing skills
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.