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Job Description

Job ID: MC20170301-37772

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission - whether it's a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world's leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation's largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Buyer to provide leadership to our Armament Systems Division team in our Plymouth, MN offices.

Job Description:

The buyer establishes, maintains and monitors supplier agreements of medium to high dollar, risk, and/or complexity. The buyer supports the selection, development and management of strategic and preferred suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals. The buyer will support custom and COTS(Commodity Off the Shelf) electronic components and assemblies.


Contract Structure & Business Terms

• Negotiate pricing using cost/price and best value analysis
• Negotiate to ensure terms and conditions address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification and all other potential risk areas
• Ensure terms and conditions have been flowed down from customer contracts to supplier contracts
• Establish and maintain formal agreements(Purchase Orders) with suppliers
• Incorporate customer or internal changes in the contract or PO

Financial Performance

• Track cost savings and cost avoidance
• Establish delivery and payment terms that reduce inventory and make best use of cash


• Apply Import/Export regulations such as ITAR, EAR, DDTC registration etc.
• Apply security regulations concerning vendor visits or sharing information.
• Apply government contract requirements such as FAR, DFAR, ISO, NASA, CPSR, MMAS, DCAA, SOX, etc. to appropriate agreements
• Support auditing processes such as DCAA, CPSR, internal, etc

Supplier Management

• Manage supplier agreements
• Monitor supplier performance
• Contract change management
• Ensure on-time delivery of quality product
• Continuous improvement
• Risk management
• Single source management

Technical Performance

• Drive Technical excellence by working closely with Program and subcontractor engineers, setting program standards, challenging threats, balancing risk, and delivering performance
• Ensure quality assurance in all subcontracts

Additional Required Qualifications:


• BA in Business, Finance, SCM or related field required
• +2 years Supply Chain procurement experience in a manufacturing environment
• Experience with ERP systems such as Deltek or Costpoint
• US Government sub-contracting experience(FAR/DFAR)
• Strong negotiator to achieve best value
• Proactive; self-directed; can take instruction and act
• Demonstrated success in developing tactical plans and carrying through to successful agreements

Recommended certifications:

• Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM)
• Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors across air, sea and land-based systems. We are the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition and medium-caliber gun systems. Orbital ATK Defense Systems also develops advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors, fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion/controls.

About Orbital ATK

As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structures; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.

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