Senior Procurement Specialist - All Levels

Date: Mar 28, 2024

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92108

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled

Shift:                               1st

Security Clearance:      No Clearance






The primary purpose of this position is to perform SCM tasks in cooperation with and support of NASSCO’s new construction and repair programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to procurement tasks, contract negotiation, program estimates-at-completion (EAC’s), department budgeting, material forecasting, cost and price analysis, peer audit, material quality management and supplier performance management. The Senior Procurement Specialist will implement and ensure department compliance with policies and procedures through internal reviews and audits. The Senior Specialist will analyze, plan, coordinate, and implement external transportation requirements necessary to support the material delivery function. The Senior Specialist will actively participate in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle time, and reduce costs.


Reports to SCM Department supervision/ management as assigned.




Under general supervision, conduct all aspects of acquisition, manage suppliers and/or perform related inventory/supply analyst functions and cost analyst functions for government and commercial programs and capital projects.

  • Analyze and negotiate terms and conditions of purchase orders for the procurement of moderate-to-high-dollar / high volume supplies and services.  Prepare contract terms and monitor performance of supplier(s).  Prepare and issue contract modifications while adhering to budget and schedule.
  • Manage and oversee inventory of multiple commodities.
  • Responsible for complex bid development, cost / price analysis, Estimates at Completion (EAC) analysis. Authority to commit to purchases up to a certain dollar limit.
  • Contribute to company goals and business objectives through cost down and process improvement initiatives.
  • Act in a team member capacity. Provide guidance and direction to less experienced supply chain personnel as individually capable and appropriate, related to company programs, projects and/or contracts.
  • Establish good working relationships with suppliers while enforcing contract provisions and resolving contract disagreements.
  • Prepare well written and fully supported procurement packages in accordance with Supply Chain Management (SCM) Purchasing Department procedures.
  • Monitor and direct supplier performance and manage suppliers effectively with on time material delivery and good quality.
  • Analyze and interpret contract documents to determine compliance with prime contracts, NASSCO policy, and government procurement regulations. Identify FAR and DFARS issues which could impact the procurement activity.
  • Perform material management to maintain supply and inventory levels.
  • Resolve material discrepancies and interpret and implement policies and department operating procedures.
  • Interface with other NASSCO departments and suppliers to resolve issues affecting procurements, including investigating and resolving disputes and making decisions about delivery, product, and schedule.
  • Identify complex issues to bring to the attention of management.  May make recommendations to management with respect to resolution of issues.
  • Develop and apply a certain level of technical expertise regarding materials and services.
  • Utilize NASSCO business information systems and Purchasing Department systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 2 years of Purchasing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or related field.
  • Participate in acquisitions requiring multidisciplinary participation.
  • Identify and resolve problems posed by evolving supply chain events and occurrences.
  • Strong understanding of the range of supply chain functions, including logistics, inventory and receiving management.
  • Knowledge of material commodity market trends. Proven ability to independently evaluate, negotiate and prepare price/cost analyses.
  • Knowledge of FAR / DFARS and other regulations impacting the procurement process.
  • Experience in executing procurements in accordance with various procurement rules and regulations for both government and commercial contracts and subcontracts.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite.




Work primarily conducted in an office setting with good lighting.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.  Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, operate computer keyboard and controls, and communicate verbally and in writing. Must be physically able to commute to buildings throughout the shipyard. Occasional exposure to dust, fumes and moderate levels of noise.


Additional requirements: position requires the ability to distinguish color.




Accountable for supporting the internal customer through the on-time procurement and delivery of materials and services of the right quantity, quality, and best value for NASSCO in accordance with the standards of conduct and acquisition. Responsible for results related to quality and timeliness of achieving project goals and ability to develop, implement, and/or adhere to processes that maximize productiveness and throughout.




Senior Procurement Specialist: $65,000 - $93,500 (2 years of purchasing experience)

Subcontract Administrator: $87,600 - $121,300 (4-5 years purchasing experience)

Senior Subcontract Administrator $122,400 - $158,400 (5-8 years purchasing experience)



This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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