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Project Manager

Company: General Atomics
Location: National City
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Strategic Supplier Management group, located in Poway, CA. This position reports to the Director of Strategic Supplier Management (SSM) or delegate, and is responsible for managing suppliers that provide key products and services whose failure or disruption would add significant risk to, or directly impact, current or future business operations. SSM is responsible for planning, managing, and overall performance of strategic and commodity-based suppliers. They will develop and execute a proactive and communicative process that enables cross-functional teams to strategically manage the supply chain in support of business objectives and goals; all while ensuring quality, delivery, cost, and technical performance. Assist in the definition and development of the processes managing strategic suppliers. Report and track performance metrics. Ensure contractual documentation is understood and agreed to by the supplier. Conduct periodic reviews of suppliers contractual, technical, programmatic, and quality commitments and responsibilities. Recommend and assess suppliers. Perform all job responsibilities while continuously and proactively identifying and reducing supply chain risk.


  • Own a proactive, collaborative, and communicative process that empowers the development and maturation of strong supplier relationships.
  • Effectively transition between managing tactical issues and implementing strategic goals on a fluctuating but ongoing basis.
  • In an IPT format, create and lead cross-functional Supplier Management Teams (SMT) to ensure engagement, cooperation, and communication at all levels.
  • Assist in the definition and documentation of the processes and procedures for managing strategic and commodity-based suppliers.
  • Collect, maintain, and report actions to improve supplier health metrics and performance.
  • Assess and manage suppliers product and service cost, schedule, risk, quality, and technical performance.
  • Drive proactive engagement, cooperation, and communication for internal and external Customers impacted by assigned suppliers and commodities.
  • Use key performance metrics to proactively ensure on-time delivery of quality products and services.
  • Organize surveillance activities to ensure early problem detection and identification.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of technical, contractual, programmatic, and quality.
  • Promptly resolve technical, schedule, or cost issues.
  • Recommend, evaluate, and assess suppliers.
  • Understand the supplier acquisition process including the requirements for RFP and SOW.
  • Assist in the analysis of suppliers proposals, and support Procurement negotiations.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
    Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a Bachelors in Business Administration or related discipline and thirteen or more years of progressively complex experience in the project administration field with at least seven of those years in project management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
    • A Bachelor s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline preferred.
    • A graduate degree in Supply Chain or Business is helpful.
    • Must demonstrate a detailed and extensive technical understanding of supplier administration, supply chain, procurement, material management, production; and must have experience demonstrating a broad application of those principles, concepts, and practices.
    • Must be able to provide strong leadership in developing and communicating new concepts and be able to organize, schedule, and coordinate multiple work phases.
    • Must be able to determine the appropriate approach at the task or project level while providing innovative and creative solutions to a wide range of highly complex problems.
    • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work independently and as a team lead.
    • Must be capable of representing the organization as the primary contact and provide leadership to less experienced professional and support employees on projects.
    • Able to work extended hours and travel as required.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required.

Keywords: General Atomics, National City , Project Manager, Executive , National City, California

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