Advanced Purchasing Subcontracts Manager ll

Livonia, MI
Full Time
Supply Chain Management - 8017

At Roush, we fuse technology and engineering to provide product development solutions to customers in a diverse range of industries. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries.  With over 4,000 employees in facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, our unique combination of creativity and tenacity activates big ideas on a global stage.  We want motivated, ambitious people who put the needs of our customers first, bring creativity to their work and will do whatever it takes to achieve success.  If you share our passion for providing innovative solutions to complex challenges, we want you on our team.

Roush is searching for an Advanced Purchasing Subcontracts Manager ll (APSMll) to join our team! The position is located in the Metro Detroit area.

The Advanced Purchasing Subcontracts Manager II (APSMII) will direct all phases of the procurement process from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, purchase order creation and execution and maintenance contract close outs. The role is the sole representative for Purchasing and Supplier Quality (SQ) for multiple programs with complex, multi-level Bills of Material (BOM) at a single business unit. The Advanced Purchasing Subcontract Manager II will act as the conduit between our supply base, Purchasing and Supplier Quality, and the Program and other cross functional groups (PMO, Operations, Quality, Engineering, etc.) to achieve objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate/review Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s), prepare and issue Request for Proposals (RFP’s), Request for Information (RFI’s), Request for Quotes (RFQ's), manage proposal compliance including cost and pricing data analysis, manage agreements, perform complex analysis, ensuring bid and program requirements are captured; Place purchase orders, as required.
  • Develop negotiation strategies together with Program Managers and Contracts Management and lead formal negotiations (Price, Delivery, Terms & Conditions) of subcontracts, including appropriate Customer flow down, to support Project budget constraints, achieving timely performance, minimizing program risk, and exploiting program opportunities.
  • Manage program for the entire BOM to Ensure Supplier requirements are executed achieving favorable conditions and consistency with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements; Ensure BOM cost achievement by creating and managing actual costs to targets and budget for new program quotes to customers and launches.
  • Engage and communicate with executives, internal customers, and key stakeholders to keep the project aligned with their goals and in executing Supplier requirements.
  • Monitor subcontractor performance; Identify problems and risks and implement recovery plans/corrective action through recurring reviews with program and executive teams, track progress and report issues/progress to the organization; Execute contract modifications in response to changing requirements; and perform close-out activities.
  • Place subcontracts/purchase orders of medium/high complexity in accordance with all regulatory (FAR/DFAR) and corporate compliance requirements and/or assisting engineering in the creation of eRequisitions for procurement.
  • Align and realign deliverables with program outcomes and adjust schedules, BOM targets and financials for all program changes all while ensuring compliance initiatives within the subcontracts and procurement processes are being met.
  • Provide advice and support to Program Managers, Contracts Management and Cost/Pricing Estimators in developing proposals, including developing Basis of Estimates (BOEs).
  • Review and monitor supplier financial stability, identify risk areas prior to engagement and recognize trigger points where further analysis would be required.
  • Create, update, and communicate critical program documentation including bill of material launch reports, open issues, quote repository, cost walks.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in supply chain management, subcontracts, procurement, or similar role.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
  • International Export/Import Requirements & International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS)
  • Price Analysis and Negotiations Skills, including Cost and Pricing Data requirements
  • Project planning and management, Possess strong written and verbal communications skills, Strong mathematical, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with direct and indirect procurement practices, price analysis, basic understanding of U.S. Government policies and regulations, and knowledge of related business principles
  • Ability to operate independently and communicate effectively, both internally with technical staff, peers, and management, as well as externally with suppliers
  • Proficient use of MS Office products
  • CPSR experience
  • Small Business reporting in eSRS
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification
  • Attention to detail; high comfort with analytics
  • High proficiency in leading effective source selections, understanding and analyzing cost breakdowns, negotiations
  • Program management skills
  • Supplier quality skills


To apply, please visit the Roush careers page by clicking on this link:

Our Full-Time benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

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