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Senior Subcontracts Manager

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 47,000 people worldwide.

We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance.  For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at  


DRS Training & Control Systems (TCS), Fort Walton Beach, FL, provides engineering, manufacturing, and support of defense and aerospace systems for sea, land, air, and space use.  Our product and service areas include electronic control and monitoring systems, aerospace material handling systems, simulation and training systems, aerospace support equipment, contract manufacturing, engineering, and product support.

In addition, DRS TCS has contract logistics support operations domestically as well as in Europe and the Middle East.


Job Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL


Job Title:  Senior Subcontracts Manager


Position Summary

Works closely with program management and engineering to develop complete integrated program plans and baselines to ensure successful execution and management of major subcontractors and internal outsourcing projects.  Leads supply chain integration activities for complex systems and circuit card assemblies.

Ensures products and services meet quality, cost and schedule objectives in accordance with program and company requirements.

Will also consider residence in Melbourne, FL or Dayton, OH.


Duties and Responsibilities

* Develops integrated supply chain plans to ensure successful transition, execution and management of major program transitions.

* Ensures overall direction for Supply Chain (Strategic Supply Management and Procurement, and may include adjacent functions such as planning, warehousing and logistics) is maintained while creating and implementing a detailed outsourcing plan

* Develops subcontract specifications and statements of work for the outsourcing of complex material and services (for both production and engineering development programs) in support of program needs.

* Significant experience throughout the product lifecycle from New Product Introduction through obsolescence to include:  generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, strategic supplier selection, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts

* Reviews requirement document (i.e., statement of work and specifications) and technical data packages for clarity and adequacy, and obtains necessary revisions from program management

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