General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Strategic Supplier Project Manager in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17942BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Strategic Supplier Project Manager

Job Category: Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Project Manager to work withing our Contracts and Procurement team at our EMS affiliate, located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.


  • Strategic Supplier Manager will lead a proactive, collaborative and communicative integrated product team that is engaged in a process to select, manage, and establish strong relationships and partnerships; ensuring overall supplier performance while achieving both tactical and strategic goals.

  • Create dedicated and proactive cross-functional supplier management teams to ensure engagement, cooperation, and communication at all levels.

  • Assist in the definition and documentation of the processes and procedures for managing strategic suppliers.

  • Establish, collect, assess, maintain, and report a broad set of key supplier performance metrics covering financial health, build schedule, product/service quality, technical requirements, proposal adequacy, sub-tier supplier flowdown requirements, on-time delivery of quality products/services and operational/manufacturing processes and procedure compliance.

  • Drive proactive engagement, cooperation, and communication; manages supplier relationships, team meetings and reviews commensurate with the Supplier's performance risk.

  • Ensure technical, contractual, quality, and financial requirements are clearly communicated, understood, and adhered to by the supplier.

  • Ensure suppliers have and are performing to a risk/opportunity management plan and that are aligned with program/business goals.

  • Employ supplier performance surveillance activities to ensure early problem identification and timely resolution.

  • Conduct periodic reviews of technical, contractual, programmatic and quality issues and actions.

  • Promptly resolve technical, schedule and/or cost issues.

  • Understand the supplier acquisition process including requirements for Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW).

  • Leads the technical analysis of the supplier's proposals and support subcontract/procurement negotiations.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors in Business Administration or related technical discipline (preferably a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Degree) and eleven or more years of progressively complex experience in the project/program administration field with at least five of those years in project/program management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must demonstrate an extensive understanding of project/program management and manufacturing processes and procedures, planning and scheduling methods and budget management as well as the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones and budgets.

  • Must possess:

  • The ability to initiate, plan and manage project

  • The ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of non-routine matters of diverse scope and nature strong analytical, communication, documentation, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to work independently and lead in a team environment.

  • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • DOD security clearance is highly preferred.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.