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Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide.

Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A.

which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide.

We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance.

Leonardo DRS is committed to being an employer of choice of a highly qualified, diverse, effective, and productive workforce.

For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at


Located on the east coast of Florida in Melbourne, DRS NIS is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered, technically advanced, defense electronics for U.S.

and allied international military and intelligence agency applications.

Products include hand-held devices, targeting scopes, night vision optics, laptop computers and vehicle-mounted systems supporting man-portable and fighting vehicle applications.

DRS specializes in equipment that allows communication between broad spectrums of battlefield interfaces.


Primary & Essential Accountabilities


* Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of commodities or major subcontract items

* Facilitate and manage any supplier issues (i.e.

cost, quality, delivery, customer service)

* Manage all aspects of supplier including A/P holds

* Initiate and follow through on any supplier changes (Engineering Change Notices)

* Responsible for negotiations and apply knowledge of commercial contract law and guidelines, practices and requirements to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions and to minimize risk

* Establish and maintain sound professional relationships with suppliers.

Resolve issues (e.g.

pricing, quality, timing, claims, contract disputes, etc.) associated with terms and conditions of service agreements

* Understand demand/spend profile for commodity areas, and provide this information as necessary

* Track and report cost savings or avoidances

* Maintain current accurate records and files of all vendor agreements and related procurement records

* Communicate supplier performance including supplier visits as required

* Be the primary contact between DRS personnel and assigned suppliers

* Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company


Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 7 years demonstrated Purchasing experience

* Requires the ability to understand military specs and read blue prints

* Requires the ability to understand a...

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