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Lockheed Martin Purchasing & Materials Administration Associate Manager – Puerto Rico in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Description: This position reports to the Southeast Material Acquisition Center (SEMAC) Functional Operations Leadership Team and requires the selected candidate to supervise a team of Supply Chain personnel located at the SEMAC Aguadilla Puerto Rico Operations center. SEMAC is a centralized commodity buying center supporting the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Business Area.


This position operates in a fast-paced and high-volume environment. The selected candidate must be able to manage in a team atmosphere, wherein the team handles multiple tasks & assignments with competing priorities, meet critical deadlines, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Work assignments and direction will be received under a matrix organizational structure supporting the needs of SEMAC Buyer, Expediting, and Administrative Support leadership.

To be successful, the individual must be able to develop effective relationships with subordinates, SEMAC management, supplier contacts, and program customers.

Responsible for managing the SEMAC Aguadilla Operations organization to include the planning and implementation of all supply chain activities and work scope assignments. Coordination of subordinate employee recruitment, selection and on-boarding, performance assessments, work assignments, employee development & engagement, and recognition actions.

Position will be required to perform direct work tasks in addition to supervisory responsibilities.

Supervisor Responsibilities for the team include, but are not limited to, the following operational areas:

Expediting – Expeditor personnel work to ensure responsible parts/hardware are delivered in time to support Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) Program internal build schedules. The expedite team uses assigned expedite queues to manage a subset of SEMAC suppliers’ purchase order hardware deliveries. Status entry and file uploads are made within the Schedule Management Module (SMM) system. Critical item status is reported to management weekly.

Other tasks include:

Resolution of supplier questions / issues associated with P2P/SAP Purchase Order acceptance (Unacknowledged POs)

Ad hoc tasks to support natural disaster impact assessments or delivery schedule realignments to support a program’s sales forecast.

Day to day assignment and direction will be coordinated with the SEMAC Functional Ops Expediting Management.

Buying (Purchase Order Placement) – Buyer personnel manage assigned buyer queue(s), prepare solicitations, receive & analyze bid responses, make award selections and place purchase orders. Day to day assignment and direction will be coordinated with the SEMAC Buying Management.

Supplier Administrative Support – Personnel assist with Supplier Exostar profile establishment and renewals, as well as role of Secure Information Exchange (SIE) SEMAC Business Unit Sponsor(s) who oversee the establishment of supplier 2-Factor authentication requirements for SIE utilization.

Day to day assignment and direction will be coordinated with the SEMAC Functional Ops Management.

Basic Qualifications:

Strong English language communication skills (verbal, written, reading comprehension)

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline

Experience in Supply Chain and Government Procurement that includes purchase order administration (buying) and/or expediting

Ability to provide effective guidance to team on sourcing strategies. Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and a strong understanding of compliance concepts applied to supply chain management

Effective interpersonal communication skills: Verbal face-to-face and telephone etiquette; Written email correspondence

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Previous experience within a team environment.

Desired Skills:

Bilingual – Fluency in English & Spanish

Experience in supervising/managing Supply Chain and Government based Procurement personnel that includes purchase order administration (buying) and/or expediting related responsibilities

Procurement experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. Program procurement experience is a benefit

Ability to manage effectively under a matrix organization of leadership and meet expectations of multiple customers

Customer service experience

SAP System Experience

Procure-To-Pay (P2P) experience

Working knowledge Lockheed Martin Acquisition Procedures (LMAP)

Lean Six Sigma training



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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