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Manager, Supply Chain, AO


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Supply Chain
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1130



About American Ordnance

At American Ordnance, we know the stakes and We do what we say! ® We’re the team working behind the scenes to make sure our nation’s front lines have safe, high-quality ammunition. As a trusted premier manufacturer of ammunition to the U.S. Military, some of our capabilities range from production of direct and indirect fire, warheads, to special projects and beyond. With more than 70 years of experience and Day & Zimmermann behind us, it’s no surprise that our teams consistently exceed expectations. Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Manager, Supply Chain to join our American Ordnance team located in Middletown Iowa.


Leads and supports 'Best In Class' Supply Chain for Munitions' businesses; Responsible for the management, issuance and execution of purchase orders, subcontracts, supplier solicitations and review of purchase order/subcontract terms; Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to ensure Customer requirements and schedules are met; Supports key operational stakeholders to ensure SAP and Supply Chain processes are in compliance.


As the Manager, Supply Chain, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Directs and manages strategic sourcing and execution strategies for all materials, services and equipment required by contract to improve supply chain performance through process, innovation, and capability development in accordance with Government Contracting principles; Drives a culture focusing on process, compliance, metrics and tangible results; Contributes to the ongoing development of Supply Chain best practices across Munitions; Acts as a change agent to manage and influence change, drive customer focus, and accountability.
  • Leads the proposal efforts including the development of the Supply Chain estimate, Program Procurement Plan and strategy, supplier solicitations, negotiations and quality verification to ensure the proposal deliverables meets Client expectations.
  • Provides oversight and management of the Procurement/Subcontract lifecycle from preparation of the RBL to PO/Subcontract closeout; Develops and administers procurements and subcontracts for Munitions' customers.
  • Reviews customer contractual terms to develop the required terms and conditions and flow-down provisions required for the procurement of goods & services; Provides guidance on disputes and risk management/mitigation including problem resolution, pre-qualification of Suppliers and identification of potential risk exposures relating to price and schedule; Demonstrates strong negotiation, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Leads, guides, directs and mentors direct reports; Monitors overall team performance, conducts performance reviews, coaches and develops team members.
  • Engages in timely communication with Supply Chain leadership and site management teams of potential issues to ensure and/or mitigate impact to scheduled dates/deliverables to drive positive business outcomes.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Highly proficient in MS Office & SAP with the ability to train and develop staff in current and new technology.
  • Advanced negotiation skills with high level of expertise in Purchase Order/ Subcontract review, interpretation and writing.
  • Forward thinker with quick adaptability to change, possesses strong analytical skills to break paradigms and promote creativity within a matrixed organization. Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly build strong relationships. Strong leadership and team building skills.
  • Supply Chain professional with developed business acumen and the proven ability to reduce supply chain costs and improve efficiencies through process improvement and innovation.
  • Ability to analyze data from various systems/sources to determine opportunity/root cause. Possesses a passion for process and problem solving with a natural desire to simplify processes and optimize efficiency.


And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance or equivalent business experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Government contracting experience in manufacturing, knowledge of metals and machining preferred. SAP or other ERP system experience.
  • Travel as required.


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $104,080 - $ 151,560. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements). We care about our employees and it shows!


Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!


To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time. • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.


SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: Chris Pinto

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


American Ordnance, a Day & Zimmermann Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Diversity, and Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity: American Ordnance is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. American Ordnance is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email

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