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Oceaneering Procurement Manager, Government in Hanover, Maryland

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

*The Advanced Technologies (ADTECH) group of Oceaneering is recognized as an industry leader in enabling humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments ranging from the depths of the sea to the outer reaches of space. ADTECH specializes in the support of manned systems and the development and application of practical, cost-effective robotic systems in multiple industries. *

**ADTECH designs, builds, and operates unique underwater systems for the US Navy and provides life cycle maintenance services for Submarines and Deep Submergence Systems. ADTECH is developing the next generation space suit for NASA and provides robotic and spacecraft life support systems. ADTECH is also an award winning leader in design, build, and installation of theme park entertainment ride systems and provides intra-logistic solutions using AGV systems. _

ADTECH's business areas are: Oceaneering Technologies, Marine Services Division, Oceaneering Space Systems, Oceaneering Entertainment Systems, Frog AGV Systems, and ADTECH Manufacturing Group._

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click on Non-Oilfield, then click on Naval and Marine Services.

Position Summary

The Procurement Manager (Government) oversees all aspects of materials from raw material purchases and delivery through shipments to customers. Owns the procurement system and assists the Regional Supply Chain Manager with planning, scheduling, inventory, shipping and receiving.

Responsible for all aspects of the procurement process and system; directs planning of procurement and raw materials, including subcontracted services; responsible for inventory accuracy and turns; ensures that every step of the procurement and material management processes are functioning effectively to avoid costly delays and lost sales opportunities due to availability of materials; and communicates needs and objectives to key internal and external stakeholders, including suppliers, sales, service, manufacturing and management.

Responsible for Management of Government procurement, ensuring compliance with FAR/DFAR regulations and maintaining CPSR certification. Responsible for Management of Government Property Administration, ensuring compliance with FAR/DFAR regulations and maintaining Government Property System approval.

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Direct oversight of the Purchasing function and also assists the Regional Supply Chain Manager with management of all Division Supply Chain Management functions to include:

  • Planning/Scheduling

  • Estimating

  • Purchasing

  • Supplier Management

  • Logistics

  • Assesses Supply Chain organization to determine if business needs are being met and creates action plans to address deficiencies. Responds to escalated issues to assist with determining solution for business success.

  • Provides input into staffing and capacity needs in order to maximize productivity and efficiency.


  • Oversees planning and scheduling activities.

  • Works closely with Engineering on new jobs and product developments.


  • Maintains the standards used for job quotes and schedule lead times.

  • Works with Engineering to order time studies used for system input.


  • Responsible for efficient and accurate MRP functionality.

  • Negotiates cost reductions.

  • Identifies primary and alternate sources for each item needed and encourages suppliers to remain competitive to achieve best value (quality, lead time, parts and service).

  • Ensures SCM organization partners with Quality organization to qualify suppliers and to monitor their performance using an established Supplier Corrective Action process (SCAR).

  • Incorporates drawings, quality specifications and requirements into purchase orders to maintain high quality standards and expectations.

  • Establishes and enforces procedures to ensure proper recording, storage and tracking of all items purchased by the Company.

  • Monitors prices of major commodities; analyzes impact based on annual usage and reports findings to management for budgeting purposes.

  • Monitors significant trends, changes in suppliers, and prices to capitalize on opportunities and/or protect company positions.

  • Prepares and issues POs for complex or specialized parts/materials to support production and sales.

  • Researches and identifies non-standard or at risk parts and assist in developing new sources of supply.

  • Contacts carriers to negotiate contracts/pricing, troubleshoot problems, and to arrange and coordinate challenging shipments.

Supplier Management:

  • Manages the relationships between many different suppliers.

  • Selects suppliers and works with Quality Manager to qualify and measure performance in areas of quality, on-time-delivery, technical resources/support and ease of doing business.

  • Negotiates terms to obtain necessary materials and product in timely and most cost effective manner.

  • Solicits promotions, discounts, markdowns, warehousing options and favorable payment terms from suppliers.

  • Works with Quality Manager to Identify and resolve problems with suppliers in a timely manner using an established Supplier Corrective Action process (SCAR).


  • Oversees the shipping and receiving functions.

  • Negotiates in-bound and out-bound freight and carrier contracts and terms.

  • Responsible for ordering and importing sea containers, as well as complying with customs regulations and maintaining relationships with freight forwarders and coordinating their efforts.

Government Requirements

  • Assures all Government contract/subcontract requirements are met:

  • Maintains CPSR (Contract Purchasing System Review) certification by implementing policies, procedures, and work instructions for executing and controlling purchase orders and subcontracts to subcontractors.

  • Develops strong understanding of all government contracts/subcontracts and evaluates for executing correct FAR flow-downs and ensuring FAR/DFAR compliance.

  • Responds to DCMA/DCAA audits in timely and accurate manner as required.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • Directly supervises the Purchasing function, and assists the Regional Supply Chain Manager with supervision of the Planning/Scheduling, Estimating, Warehouse and, Logistics (Shipping and Receiving) functions.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Qualifications / Skills:

  • BA/BS with 10+ years progressive Supply Chain Management experience or equivalent experience with CPIM or CPSM, 5+ years management experience. CFCM certification strongly preferred.

  • 5+ years FAR/DFAR experience including purchasing of GFE items and FAR Flow-Down Clause and CPSR (Contract Purchasing System Review) experience.

  • Strong knowledge of ITAR and EAR regulations.

  • Experienced in export compliance requirement and applicable laws.

  • Experienced in purchasing technical products/materials and ability to read/interpret blueprints, drawings, or other technical material.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills. Highly motivated and ability to work independently and implement change where needed. Dedicated to the pursuit of continuous improvement.

  • Highly organized and process driven. Excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well in a team-based environment.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Strong working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems. Peoplesoft knowledge preferred.

Some travel required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Job ID: 14368

Location: Hanover, Maryland

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular