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Leonardo DRS, Inc.

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S. p. A. which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. Leonardo DRS is committed to being an employer of choice of a highly qualified, diverse, effective, and productive workforce.

Company Overview

DRS Marlo Coilmanufactures robust heat transfer, refrigeration, and air handling equipment for industrial, commercial, utility and marine markets. Our custom engineered heat transfer solutions are used in a variety of configurations to cool, heat, and dehumidify air streams for process and building comfort. We pride ourselves on having equipment on most surface combatant ships and submarines in the U. S. Navy fleet. Additionally, DRS Marlo Coil is positioned for significant growth in the Industrial/Commercial markets.

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Job Location - High Ridge, MO

Overall Summary

Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of supplies, equipment, services and materials.

Primary & Essential Accountabilities

  • Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of supplies, equipment, services and materials
  • Perform a variety of general tactical duties as required to support purchasing activities
  • Under direct supervision, may assist in negotiations and apply limited knowledge of commercial contract law and guidelines, practices and requirements to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions and to minimize risk.
  • Maintain professional relationships with suppliers. May resolve issues (e. g. pricing, quality, timing, claims, contract disputes, etc.) associated with terms and conditions of service agreements
  • Understand demand/spend profile for commodity areas, and provide this information as necessary
  • Track and report cost savings or avoidances
  • Maintain current accurate records and files of all vendor agreements and related procurement records
  • May assist in sourcing initiatives
  • Communicate supplier performance
  • Be the primary contact between DRS personnel and assigned suppliers
  • Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company

Secondary Accountabilities

  • Special projects as assigned by manager
  • Support and/or participate in the organization's Continuous Improvement program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management

Years Experience Education

4+ Years Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education & experience


  • Requires the ability to understand and adhere to all laws pertaining to procurement, contracts, breach by contract, etc.
  • Basic negotiating skills
  • Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills.
  • Multi-tasking capability
  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Solid problem solving abilities
  • Solid customer service skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with MRP system

Requires a High Level of Commitment to the following Competencies;


Quality Orientation/Continuous Improvement

Work Standards/Time Management

Customer Focus

Willingness to Learn and pursue additional schooling or training after-hours if needed.

Adaptability & Flexibility

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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