DRS Technologies Inc. Manager I Supply Chain Management in Dallas, Texas


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 Washington, DC, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo, which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.

Company Overview

LEONARDO DRS Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. We develop, manufacture, and support infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.


Dallas, TX

Position Summary

Responsible for quality, delivery, cost of procured materials

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • 5+ years, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • BS degree in supply chain management, business, engineering or equivalent experience

  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in high technology, aerospace or defense or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management tools and procedures

  • Demonstrated management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”

  • 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

  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and DoD, ITAR, EAR, FAR, DFAR regulations

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills

  • Strong customer interface skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, program reviews, scheduling and budget control

  • Must have a successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense supply chain activities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for quality, delivery, cost of procured materials

  • Manage a multi-discipline team

  • Assist in the development of forecast / requirements for area of responsibility

  • Assist in developing and implementing strategy for assigned area of responsibility

  • Implement transition plans to new supplier

  • Assist in creating Strategic Supplier Purchase Agreements

  • Enforces company and department policies and procedures

  • Monitor metrics and take action as appropriate

  • Communicate and clarify departmental goals and metrics

  • Responsible for ensuring monthly budgets are not exceeded, takes action to realign to plan if budgets are exceeded

  • Consolidate requisitions as much as possible to obtain leverage pricing

  • Review open requisitions weekly and meet with appropriate buyers on the open requisitions

  • Review placement to requisition need date and length of time in purchasing

  • Coordinate with Engineering and Quality on a team approach to supplier assessments and approval

  • Advising planning, engineering and drafting of item master errors, updates, or omissions in relation to mil-specs or new or obsolete items

  • Advise planning, engineering and contracts of changes in prices or lead times that make and produce cost-prohibitive or lead times detrimental to production cycles

  • Expedite critical components to ensure on-time deliveries

  • Be prepared to address any current or potential parts issues

  • Look for creative ways to improve purchasing ability to make contributions to the company’s goals

  • Improve understanding of purchasing relationship to the over-all company plans and strategy

  • Research and analyze costing information for cost reduction

  • Evaluate dispositioned discrepancy reports, signed off by program engineers and Q.C. engineers, and submitting information to both for re-evaluation

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

  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Conditions

  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs. up to 25% of the time

Working Conditions

  • Travel up to 10%

Only candidates that meet the qualifications as outlined above will be contacted for further information.

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.

LEONARDO DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS