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Compliance Specialist

Location: Encinitas
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Procurement Compliance Specialist to join our Compliance team, located in Poway, CA.


  • Facilitates procurement system integrity and compliance.
  • Applies knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and supplements, including DFARS.
  • Maintains awareness of regulatory changes to support compliance with appropriate statutes, regulations and Company practices.
  • Responsible for performing procurement analysis/audit to ensure compliance to regulations and Company policy.
  • Participates in development and monitoring of purchasing and subcontracting activities and performance metrics to ensure company processes, procedures and standards are in compliance.
  • Supports the maintenance of the Purchasing Supplier Agreement Management Procedures, including implementing changes to documentation and process, as required within procedures.
  • Supports the review of Orders submitted to Compliance.
  • Following the review, provides guidance to Purchasing personnel on any actions required to ensure the award is compliant to regulation and company policy.
  • Conducts Post Award reviews of Orders on a periodic basis and provides results to management and Purchasing personnel.
  • Collects and analyzes Compliance review data to identify trends and areas for process improvement.
  • Analyzes data and situations, and develops solutions to complex problems; influences and guides on actions to be taken.
  • Possess strong advocacy skills; may provide training to Purchasing staff on Compliance related matters and make presentations to audiences of varying sophistication (both orally and in writing).
  • Provides direction, leadership and training to professional and technical staff.
  • May participate in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Represents the department as the primary contact with internal business groups.
  • Represents the organization as a consultant to management and external spokesperson.
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.
  • Observes all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Works in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
    Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in a related discipline and ten or more years of progressive professional contracting and/or procurement compliance experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted
      in lieu of education.
    • Must demonstrate a thorough understanding of FAR, DFAR, DEAR, CAS, ITAR and/or EAR
      regulations as well as a thorough understanding of one or more of the following: supplier administration, supply chain, purchasing, material management, price/cost analysis and/or production control principles, theories, concepts and techniques.
    • Must have experience organizing, planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating
      work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them in an evolving environment while contributing to the development of new processes.
    • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze
      data and develop solutions to complex problems; (2) strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) strong interpersonal skills enabling an effective interface with other professionals; and (4) strong computer skills.
    • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Encinitas , Compliance Specialist, Other , Encinitas, California

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