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    This position is assigned to the Manufacturing Department of the United States Mint, Washington DC. The purpose of the position is to effectively manage the Mint's manufacturing critical supply partners to ensure that production facilities at all field sites have the materials and supplies in the quantity needed to operate effectively and ' efficiently and achieve their delivery, quality, and cost targets.

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    This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 19-MINT-205. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

    As a Suppliers Management Specialist, you will:

    Develop and maintain records of metals in manufacturing operations inventory, production usage rates, and planned production schedules.

    Conduct market research. Maintain surveillance of metals commodity market to support purchase recommendations. Compare current prices with projected market conditions. Conduct surveys of the metals commodity market to evaluate metals availability, pricing, and futures trading opportunities. Develop trends and compile statistical data.

    Perform contract administration work as assigned. Responsibilities typically include incremental funding, monitoring quality and timeliness of delivery, preparation of rate and cost adjustments, redirection of effort, coordination of time extension, incorporation of change orders, issuance of stop work orders, issuance of cure notices or show cause letters, monitoring of government property reporting, approval of progress payments, final payment, and contract closeout.

    Be responsible for managing manufacturing critical supplier relationships including: Complex administration required by regulations which are not specific due to program security requirements, execution of required contractual modifications, and oversight of contract performance necessary to assure delivery of the supplies or services required by the contract; contract negotiations (from a business and strategic aspect); leveraging supplier capabilities to reduce Mint cost; incorporating cost reduction components leading to reduced cost of materials and services; supplier capability/risk issues; incorporating just-in-time delivery components; on-going vendor relations; resolution of quality, service, and delivery issues; and resolution of contract and payment issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required 1 to 5 days per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526511100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.