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Subcontract Procurement Specialist - MFCD - Irvine, CA

Location: IRVINE, CA, United States
Job Family : Procurement
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Mar 13, 2023
Job ID: 38436

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Military Flight Controls Division

Supporting aircraft worldwide, Parker Aerospace’s Military Flight Controls Division (MFCD) provides primary and secondary flight control systems that make flight possible. Tested, proven and trusted in commercial and military applications for decades, MFCD provides precise position-control actuation solutions for military aircraft across the United States and with foreign partners. The division’s JetPipe® electrohydraulic servovalve (EHSV) technology is used across commercial and military aircraft around the world. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Military Flight Controls Division is the global leader in fly-by-wire flight control systems and electrohydraulic products and offers the world's most advanced motor design capabilities for flight controls.


Obtains the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. Responsible for developing, negotiating, and administering highly complex and high-risk subcontracts, ensuring compliance on supplier cost, schedule, legal and performance criteria.


  • Selects qualified suppliers and manufacturers and develops new supply sources of high dollar value, long lead time, critically needed parts, equipment, materials, or service. Acts as chairperson of the quotation/proposal evaluation/selection committee and presents the results for appropriate management review.
  • Performs material planning duties related to assigned commodity including lead-time maintenance, analyzing material requirements, asset management, and other associated activities.
  • Supports concurrent engineering efforts by selecting suppliers to participate in development activities aimed at obtaining cost effective, producible, reliable decisions.
  • Solicits and evaluates proposals/quotations from suppliers and negotiates prices and terms to achieve optimum results for the company. Prepares and conducts market surveys and bidder conferences to gather or provide information necessary to select subcontractors. Assembles pre-award documentation required for anticipated subcontracts.
  • Develops company negotiation strategies based on an evaluation of cost and pricing data. Conducts fact finding investigations. Negotiates long-term contract agreements with key suppliers to obtain effective prices, terms, products, and services.
  • Plans and conducts major contract negotiations. Prepares subcontracts, statement of work, supplier data requirement lists, contractual documents and amendments as required to comply with contract specifications.
  • Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May support or lead supplier certification surveys as part of a technical and/or quality team.
  • Processes purchase requisitions and issues purchase orders that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. May include orders with international suppliers and/or subcontractors involving import/export trade.
  • Applies and may lead continuous improvement initiatives to improve the efficiency of internal systems and processes within the division. Develops, coordinates, and implements improvement initiatives with key suppliers. Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses. Analyzes proposed changes in methods
  • Administers subcontracts by interpreting and implementing the terms, conditions, and/or provisions of the purchasing agreements. Develops and administers all reporting procedures with subcontractors on rates of expenditure and analyzes such expenditures against allowed budgeted amounts.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.
  • Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.
  • Acts as consultant to management on major matters. Establishes goals and objectives required to complete projects. Identifies mentoring needs. Trains and mentors less experienced employees. May provide leadership to others in department or to ad-hoc teams. May serve as functional expert.
  • Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on specific projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g., continuous improvement).


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Business Administration or related field (e.g., finance, law/contract law; program management), and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience in contract administration or procurement.
  • Three years of leadership experience and purchasing management experience preferred
  • Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or Contracts Management desired.

  • Advanced, specialized knowledge of material requirements planning methods, principles, industry practices, and policies.
  • Knowledge of complex legal and regulatory requirements related to government procurement regulations, or similar commercial or FAA requirements, DFAR/FAR experience is preferred.
  • Ability to effectively assess, lead, and implement continuous improvement in critical and/or high-impact areas.
  • Proficient with standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g., electronic data interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems and SAP experience.
  • Ability to work on complex problems where in-depth analysis and evaluation of situations or data frequently require complicated negotiations.
  • Ability to solve a wide range of unique problems of considerable scope and complexity that may require new approaches or significant modification of standard procedure.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex policies and recommend changes to procedures.
  • Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from subcontractors, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to division management, bidders, suppliers, and customers.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

    This role is subject to compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which requires the incumbent to be either a US citizen, lawful permanent resident [“green card” holders], or have refugee or asylee status).

    Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

    Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements.

    (“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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