Job Listing Description

Supplier Program Manager

PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Supplier Program Manager, in Louisville, CO

Primary Responsibilities Include
  • Leading a team in managing and facilitating suppliers’ program execution and identifying, mitigating and resolving risks/issues as well as facilitating supplier performance in a supplier management team environment.
  • Leading 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.
  • Developing, maintaining & reporting of supplier portion of aircraft/product cost model that includes Non-Recurring Engineering, Prototypes, Qualification, Certification, Production & Sustainment costs
  • Partnering with the Program Office, Engineering, Operations, CLS/ILS, and Business Management in developing/establishing a program material budget & schedule and then execute within that plan.  Within constructs of the execution plan, lead a 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 team to construct large strategic production and development agreements with strategic suppliers
  • Leading a team to address key suppliers to meet critical Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements in order to position the supplier base for critical large proposals and programs.
  • Lead coordination between Program team and Procurement, Subcontracts, and other aspects of Integrated Supply Chain Management teams in order to ensure correct supplier content is delivered to the Program within its budget and needs dates.
  • Leading a team in providing proposal support to the proposal team to ensure supplier inputs and supplier proposals are in line with the objectives of proposals to our customers.
  • Leading a 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.
  • Leading a team in managing, storing and evaluating all data deliverables for compliance/completeness and leading approval of these data deliverables in coordination with operations, engineering, quality and the program office
  • Leading a team in 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 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.
  • Determining, establishing and maintaining routine reporting requirements for relevant performance metrics.
  • Developing and maintaining key chart deck of supplier management plans with regular status reporting of progress against the plan to program and corporate leadership teams.
  • Leading a team in placing, administering, issuing change orders and closing out subcontracts in addition to supporting audits.
  • Leading a team to respond to changing needs of operations, engineering and business management within the program plan and to negotiate adjustments in supplier plans and delivery dates to ensure suppliers do not negatively impact operations build plans, engineering development plans and key business management financial objectives.
  • Driving forward best possible supplier outcomes from operations and quality management led Failure Review Boards and vendor returns
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable policies/procedures/processes/instructions pertaining to an affiliated company being serviced under a Service Level Agreement (SLA) as well as 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.
  • Lead team to analyze and address 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
  • Responsible for timely execution of all direct report personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
  • Responsible for team leadership oversight and for ensuring team training
  • CONUS or OCONUS travel up to 25%

Education, Experience and Skills Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited University or College
  • 5+ 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
  • Experience in managing large foreign suppliers’ supply chain or technical development efforts preferred


  • MBA or technical/business related master’s degree combined with technical or operations related undergraduate degree
  • 10+ yrs. of supply chain/operations/engineering focused program/project management in high tech product markets
  • Experience working in aircraft, aerospace, electronics, software and/or other high tech industries
  • Direct experience working with foreign commercial suppliers to meet US Government FAR/TCPD requirements
  • 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 Review
  • Minimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as stated in the Responsibility Matrix.
  • In addition to English, fluency in multiple languages such as Spanish or Portuguese

Essential Functions:

  • Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

Job Number: 1910098837
Job Location: Louisville, CO
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 02/25/2019
Last Updated: 03/22/2019
Attention: Lucinda Contreras
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 316/729-1800
800 Phone: 800/333-8644
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857

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