Purchasing Manager - Defense in Summerville at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 11/25/2021

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Join the WRIGHT team!

Curtiss-Wright Steam & Air Solutions (SAS), a business unit of Curtiss-Wright, designs, manufactures, tests and provides - Navy steam turbines and steam valves, nuclear steam turbines, and aftermarket steam parts, upgrades, and overhauls.

Located in Summerville SC, this brand new state-of-the-art facility is approximately 134,000 square feet dedicated to manufacturing in relations to machining, welding, assembly and quality inspections.


An exciting and challenging opportunity to work and lead the Sourcing team in a newly built Curtiss-Wright facility in Summerville SC!

Purchasing Manager - Defense Contracting

The ideal candidate will play a key role within the Sourcing group, leading the team responsible for securing various commodities/services in the production of goods. These commodities/services are obtained through the use of accepted procurement practice with particular attention to timely delivery, quality, and cost. This position requires an innovative individual with excellent communication and problem-solving skills and the ability to work and lead a diverse group of associates.

Your Challenge:

  • Responsible and accountable for the strategic direction of specific purchased commodities/services to achieve annual and long-term goals and objectives
  • Directs the activities of buyers and support personnel to accomplish company objectives; recruits and develops staff as appropriate
  • Develops policies and procedures for the continuous improvement of procurement activities
  • Negotiates major contracts and supply agreements with suppliers to favorably impact quality, cost, and continuity of supply; manages supplier relationships
  • Ensures Team's compliant execution of approved Purchasing System and supplier's execution of purchase orders

    Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent, as well as 7-10 years of purchasing experience; a Master's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management and ISM (CPSM, C.P.M.) or other nationally-recognized certification in the field of procurement is preferred
  • At least 4 years of supervisory experience in Defense industry procurement (preferably within a low-volume, high mix manufacturing environment)
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Government contracting practices, including hands-on experience with FAR/DFARS, contract negotiations, and related laws and regulations
  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding planning, scheduling, purchasing, supplier selection, inventory control, and logistics
  • Planning, negotiation, and execution skills essential, as are project management and strategic sourcing experience/skills
  • Demonstrated success in driving cost reductions and superior customer service
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean/Six Sigma problem-solving tools and concepts
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to energize and build consensus with staff, peers and direct reports
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Excellent cross-functional interpersonal, facilitation, and leadership skills
  • Self-starter, highly-motivated, action-oriented, proactive, collaborative, and results-driven
  • Proven project management skills, developing action plans from strategic initiatives, and driving results through accountability
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and oral), time management, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop direct reports
  • Comfortable presenting to, and interfacing with, Senior Leaders; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Travel -- 10% annually
  • Must be a sole US citizen and able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

    This position may require exposure to information, which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

    Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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