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Strategic Supply Chain Specialist 2,DZMG


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Supply Chain
Work Area:  Onsite



About Day and Zimmermann

When you’ve been around for more than a century, you know a thing or two! At Day & Zimmermann, we take our lifetime of experience and make things better! Our 51,000+ employees help bring big ideas to life every day. We’re pushing the boundaries of innovation in construction & engineering, operations & maintenance, staffing, and security & defense. And that’s not all. Did we mention that we have 150+ worldwide locations with $2.7 billion USD in annual revenue? Come join us on purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world. We do what we say.®

About Day & Zimmermann 

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Strategic Supply Chain Specialist to join our Day & Zimmermann team!

The Strategic Supply Chain Specialist will be responsible for all sourcing and cradle-to-grave subcontract administration under FAR & DFAR guidelines in support of U.S. Government prime contracts. Maintains supplier and subcontractor relationships. Responsible for the creation of funding documents and procurement of all required goods, services and equipment for the Munitions organization. Participates in formulating strategies to reduce the total cost of goods and/or services acquired to ensure competitive pricing while meeting all quality requirements.

As the Strategic Supply Chain Specialist here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Collaborates with business partners to ensure qualified suppliers are selected for RFP & RFQ processes.; Develops the sourcing strategies in conjunction with the business unit to support production deadlines; Facilitates supplier meetings and visits client facilities as required.
  • Manages full Sourcing lifecycle from preparation of the Recommended Bidder's List (RBL), issues RFQs (Request for Quote), receives and evaluates bids, prepares Competitive Bid Evaluation (CBE), conducts supplier negotiations, issues Purchase Orders/Subcontracts, administrates change orders and Purchase Order/Subcontract closeout, assists in the resolution of supplier invoice disputes, and manages delivery compliance.
  • Demonstrates timely communication of potential issues with Business Unit Management/partners and Supply Chain Management to ensure and/or mitigate impact to scheduled dates/deliverables.
  • Manages supplier relationships to include the development, engagement, problem resolution and communications for the business unit; Manages and engages suppliers for auditing purposes to ensure specification and quality requirements are met; Identifies and develops relationships with diverse suppliers  who align with business unit strategies.
  • Successfully negotiates pricing with suppliers to ensure competitiveness is achieved; Identifies areas of risk and develops and implements mitigation plans; Determines areas where cost savings may be achieved while enhancing operating efficiencies.
  • Supports the Estimating team as required.

This role is for you if you have these skills:


  • Ability to prioritize workload to support internal/external customer requirements, utilizes resources to accomplish tasks efficiently and to support production schedules in a matrixed organization.
  • Knowledge of FAR, DFAR and applicable government regulations including legal contracting principals.
  • Strong sourcing, negotiating, organizational, verbal & written communication skills to include decision-making, change management, conflict management, and strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and SAP/ERP Systems.
  • Experience in government contracting, munitions' industry and manufacturing environments.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field operations
  • 5-7 years’
  • CPM, CPSM or APICS a plus


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the wage range for this role is $71,520 - $107,280. 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.
  • Balancing (e.g. maintaining equilibrium when walking, climbing, crouching, etc.)
  • Stooping (e.g. bending the spine at the waist)
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
  • Walking
  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body
  • 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.

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



Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann 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 a century 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, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann 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, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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