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Lockheed Martin Category Manager Senior Staff in Littleton, Colorado

Description: The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space

Space technology connects millions of people around the world and we’re accelerating tomorrow’s breakthroughs to help our customers stay ahead in an ever-changing world.

Going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Lockheed Martin builds the satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. Connecting people. Advancing discovery. And protecting what matters most. Lockheed Martin-built satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide.

At Lockheed Martin Space, we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin Space employee. Space values your skills, training, and education. Come and experience your future!

As we look to the future, we’re driving innovations to help our customers do even more in orbit. That’s why we’re crafting smarter satellites that operate like smartphones in the sky, with apps that can be updated in orbit so they can adapt as mission needs on the ground change. Your mission is ours. And as that mission evolves, we’ll be ready. Will you?

What does this role look like?

Supply Chain’s vision is to enable customer and mission success through supply chain strategies and execution that deliver superior operational program performance and create competitive advantage through continuous improvement. It is our mission to deliver affordable supply chain solutions that meet all program requirements and manage supply chain risks to ensure positive supplier performance through all phases of the program life-cycle from capture to sustainment.

This role will offer you the following daily challenges:

The Category Manager Staff will be supporting the Propulsion Common Products team for LM Space Global Supply Chain Enterprise Sourcing and Strategy.

• Develops a global sourcing strategy for commodities (categories.)

• Defines project scope and facilitates execution, identifying savings opportunities in order to provide differentiating value for Lockheed Martin.

• Works with Business Area, Business Unit or Enterprise-wide, cross-functional teams of supply chain, component engineering, quality, finance and business operations professionals to analyze supply base risks & opportunities, support program needs, identify new sources of supply and maximize the horizontal strength for the specific category.

• Negotiates and manages contracts and relationships with suppliers.

• Implements policies and metrics to ensure that savings goals are realized and performance requirements are achieved.

• Possesses an in-depth understanding of category market space and supplier base in order to establish effective supplier relationships to drive innovative strategies that enhance performance.

• Acts as the main focal point for all matters pertaining to the given category.

Basic Qualifications:

To be successful, you will need to possess these basic qualifications:

• Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 15 years or more of professional experience; or 13 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.

• Experience managing both development and production programs.

• Demonstrated ability to manage risk mitigation plans, resolve cost and schedule issues to meet program needs, conflict management as necessary, and manage an Integrated Product Team.

• Strong problem identification and resolution skills.

• Demonstrated ability to bring matters/issues to successful closure.

• Possess excellent English communication skills, both written, verbal, and presentation, to effectively communicate business cases to all levels of peers, suppliers, as well as program and executive management.

Desired Skills:

To be successful, ideally, you should also have:

• Propulsion and/or Mechanical technical or supply chain experience.

• Knowledge of procurement processes and regulations under DoD.

Benefits of Employment:

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that urges differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

• Medical {many choices of plans; some LM locations have on-site medical}

• Dental

• 401k {with generous matching}

• Paid time off including, {we have a 9x80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends}

• Work/life balance, family-friendly environment

• Career development, career-growth, and lots of learning opportunities for aspiring minds

• Fun, talented and witty teammates

• Knowledgeable, supportive and engaged leadership

• Diverse, inclusive and community-minded organization

• Mentorship opportunities

• Rewards & recognition

• Generous Tuition Reimbursement

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

At Space we value your skills, training, and education. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin Space employee. Come, join us and experience your future!

The Coolest Jobs are in Space!

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers pursue the hardest missions. Those that demand exceptional amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

…just to name a few reasons to join Lockheed Martin Space!

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:

Experienced Professional

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