Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies


At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental restoration and operations management at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.


BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is currently seeking a Strategic Sourcing Specialist for its Lynchburg, VA location!


BWXT Advanced Technologies is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to support exciting first-of-a-kind government funded contracts.  Relocation of the successful candidate will be available.  This role will offer a hybrid schedule contingent upon program needs.


 Job Description/Duties:

  • Identify, manage, escalate, and mitigate supply-based risks throughout the procurement life cycle in support of government contract requirements, operational goals and business strategy
  • Partner with other functional groups, including legal, contracts, PMO, QA, risk management, finance, and others
  • Negotiate non-disclosure agreements
  • Create and issue requests for proposals and evaluate supplier proposals
  • Conduct pricing analysis
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Monitor subcontractor performance and initiate corrective action if performance falters; execute contract modifications in response to changing requirements; and perform close-out activities
  • Provide guidance on financial and contractual matters pertaining to subcontracts
  • Schedule and lead meetings with PMO, subcontractors, and other stakeholders to facilitate communication and coordination of subcontractor actions
  • Responsible for Purchase Order administration, including issuance, revision management, claim resolution, discrepancy settlement, etc. 
  • Track open orders and report status as required in support of the business needs. 
  • Visit and monitor performance of suppliers as necessary


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of relevant buyer experience; or  6+ years of relevant buyer experience is required.
  • Experience with negotiating terms and conditions in support of FAR/DFAR based contracts preferred

  • Detail oriented, organized and flexible
  • Able to set priorities and de-conflict multiple demands
  • Able to apply sound business judgment
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills are required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in support of manufacturing
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP or similar ERP platforms desired



The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will work a 9/80 work week while receiving market leading pay, paid time off, paid holidays and winter holiday shutdown, educational refund plan, medical, dental, vision and service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match.



The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $62,000 and $97,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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