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Subcontracts Administrator, DZMG


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Supply Chain
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1318



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

The Subcontract Specialist is responsible for the cradle-to-grave subcontracts assigned under U.S.Government prime contracts. Manages subcontractor relationships for American Ordnance. Responsible for the creation and execution of subcontracting documents required for American Ordnance prime contracts. Participates in formulating strategies to reduce the total cost of services for the US Government and American Ordnance. We’re looking for a full-time, staff Subcontracts Administrator to join our Day & Zimmermann team located in Middletown Iowa.


As the Subcontracts Administrator, here’s the work you’ll do: 

  • Lead the development of a Subcontract Strategy and Plan to support program schedule and estimate; Assists Supply Chain Director in preparation of labor estimates to include SCA and DBA determinations, proposal support, attends supplier and program meetings, and visits client facilities as requested.
  • Manages full Subcontract 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 POs, administrates change orders and Subcontract closeout.
  • Updates Project Status Reports in a timely manner including current status of RFQ's, subcontractor data, committed delivery dates and receipt of subcontract deliverables.
  • Negotiates pricing with subcontractors and responds to requests for bid clarification, identifies areas of risk, establishes and maintains relationships with subcontractors, local operating union leaders and US Government facilities personnel.
  • Engages in timely communication with Supply Chain Management and/or Project Manager of potential problems to ensure and/or mitigate impact to scheduled dates/deliverables; Attends program meetings including Kick Off, and Program Status meetings as directed by the Supply Chain Director.


This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage internal/external customer requirements utilizing resources to accomplish tasks efficiently and support schedule in a matrixed organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Proficiency using MS Office and SAP.
  • Lengthy experience in Government Contracting, FAR, DFAR, SCA/DBA

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field
  • 5-7 years
  • Clearance a plus


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the wage range for this role is $84,800 - $126,720 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.
  • 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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