Director, Supply Chain Management

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-312408
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 10/30/2020
    • Years of Experience: 15+
    • Radford Job Code: 01446
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Job Description


The Director Supply Chain Management is responsible for both strategic and operational execution of the Supply Chain organization, including development of department goals, objectives, and processes/procedures, as well as leading, developing, and managing staff to ensure suppliers deliver high quality products and services on time and at the expected/contracted cost. Areas of responsibility include Purchasing, Material Planning, Supplier Management (supplier sourcing, qualification, measurement, timely delivery of materials), and Subcontract Management here at KUAS.



  • Develops, drives, and reports progress on strategy, tactics and plans to ensure timely forecasting and supply of materials and services of the highest value in support of the operating plan.
  • Leads the development and management of the supply chain organization, including material planning, purchasing, and supplier management.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to the subcontract management function working closely with program management, production and IPT’s focusing on the initial phases of development and transition to production. 
  • Negotiates, implements, and maintains strategic supply agreements as required including non-disclosure, joint development, intellectual property and other agreements to ensure effective relationships with a base of critical and key supplier partners.
  • Defines, implements, and continuously improves proactive supplier performance risk management ensuring insight into current and potential supplier performance issues with proactive mitigating actions preventing down stream performance issues and impacts.
  • Represents the company with key customers and suppliers.  Builds effective working relationships at the appropriate levels with external and internal organizations.
  • Establishes and implements policies, procedures, and tools that ensure effective and efficient operation of all purchasing and supplier management functions.
  • Provides leadership of material planning activities and material risk projects, including key cost saving or strategic purchases beyond immediate requirements.
  • Provides data in support of reports, including metrics, as required for management, relating to purchasing, supplier management, and subcontracts.
  • Ensures that all procurement and supplier management activities are performed in compliance with all applicable government regulations and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ensures appropriate and timely proposal support through attainment of supplier proposals and quotes.


Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned



  • Directs and leads the Supply Chain organization, including purchasing, supplier management, and subcontractor management.

Experience and Skills


  • Proven strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.            
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strategic working relationships.
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.



  • BS/BA in Technical or Business field
  • 15+ years supply chain management, procurement, and supplier management experience, preferably in DoD Aerospace Prime Contracting with complex product development, manufacturing, and logistics. 
  • Proficiency and training in Supply Chain Management, contract law, FAR/DFAR, and CAS a must.
  • Expert working knowledge of PDM and MRP systems.
  • Senior level experience implementing long term agreements and sub-contract agreements.
  • International experience is a plus.
  • In depth knowledge of government regulations that impact the strategic and tactical operations of the purchasing/supplier management organization. 
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).



  • Primarily office environment: desk, telephone/headset, keyboard/mousing/writing and one-on-one interface with department personnel.
  • Routine sitting and use of computer/telephone/copier equipment, some walking and reaching, active listening and thinking.
  • Ability to think analytically and produce accurate analysis and use good judgment to conduct assigned responsibilities accurately and effectively.
  • May work extended hours or weekends
  • Moderate travel both domestic and international.
  • Office and manufacturing environment with potential exposure to uncontrolled climate conditions and potential exposure to noise, dust and hazardous chemicals.



  • 0-25% May be required locally, internationally, and/or domestically.