Senior Purchasing & Materials Specialist / Orlando, FL

-The position is for a Procurement Assistant Sr Specialist within the MFC Engineering & Technology Engineering Material Acquisition Center (EMAC).
-The primary job responsibility is to work with the Engineering Material Acquisitions Center team in unison with the SEMAC organization to ensure on time delivery of engineering materials for engineering development program as well as for E&T IRAD and E&T functional needs. General duties include processing internal procurement requests, facilitating invoice closeouts, manipulating record databases, and creating reports of requests and results.

Specific duties may also include:
• Submitting requests for quote, placing purchase requests, expediting results with vendors and SEMAC,
• Purchasing routine, non-discretionary materials and supplies,
• Compiling, recording, and tracking pertinent purchasing and pricing data,
• Checking deliveries of material ordered and shipments received,
• (Within prescribed limits) Taking action to ensure on-time delivery of material.
• Coordinating return of rejected or unsuitable orders, and/or
• Responding to requests for purchasing data and status of material activities.

-The individual will interact closely with Engineering and Technology, Production Operations, Quality, and PP&C on development hardware from request thru to delivery, and will report status of orders and problem resolution paths to management.

-This position reports to the multifunctional EMAC Procurement and Material Analysis Functional Manager, under the ME Labs Senior Manager, operating as a key section of the Mechanical Engineering Directorate within Engineering and Technology for LM Missiles and Fire Control.

Basic Qualifications
-Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a Department of Defense Secret Clearance.

-Experience with P2P, SAP or equivalent purchasing software.
-Experience with the procurement of specialized material, complex assemblies, and equipment within the Defense industry.
-Demonstrated problem solving skills.
-Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
-Self-motivated, demonstrated sense of urgency, ownership of tasks, and accountable
-Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
-Ability to work both independently and in a team environment with ability to communicate critical issues.

Desired skills
-Current DoD Secret Clearance.
-Experience working with or in Southern Material Acquisition Center (SEMAC)
-Experience with the procurement of specialized materials, complex assemblies, and equipment within the Defense Industry
-Experienced in a teaming environment with demonstrated organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, and strong communication skills (verbal and written)
-Experienced in effective customer/vendor relations.
-Demonstrated effective multi-tasking skills; can adapt to change and respond with minimal delay.
-Demonstrated detailed-oriented accuracy supporting high volume data input for finance/status reporting.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's team of 113,000 people works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin has employees based in all 50 states and more than 570 facilities that span 70 countries.

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

Job Location(s): Orlando Florida

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