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Supply Chain Consultant

Supply Chain Consultant

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Supply Chain Consultant 

Clearance: Secret

At Aquila Technology, you will see our team’s passion every day, whether we are building a robust, policy-compliant IT system or stress-testing a system to identify gaps and security vulnerabilities. To own the advantage, we ensure our team owns results and gets the work done right the first time by deploying smart, purposeful solutions that work. Aquila is the right people with the right skills driving the right outcomes. We call this the Aquila Advantage.

About the Role:

Aquila is seeking a Supply Chain Consultant to join our team in supporting one of the country’s premier defense research organizations. The facility has started an effort to implement a Supply Chain Transformation to inform the design of a next-generation integrated system. Initiatives include developing a Lincoln internal Supply Chain architecture and defining supply chain process ownership. Additional projects are planned for the next fiscal year.

There are a few requirements for the position:

  • Must be a U.S Citizen (Green Cards / Visas do not qualify)
  • Willingness to undergo a comprehensive background investigation and maintain a personal security clearance. (Aquila would sponsor you for the security clearance.)
  • Must be within 100 miles of Lexington, Massachusetts.


We are looking for a Supply Chain expert to engage with project teams in the following areas:

  • Define/refine process ownership
  • Advise on terminology and industry best practices that the Laboratory can adapt to the processes being evolved within the Supply Chain umbrella.
  • Develop a supply chain architecture that will support needed capabilities, conduct trade studies, and recommend potential solutions while incorporating industry best practices balanced with Laboratory prototyping needs.
  • Document assumptions, issues, and agreements reached when working with the initiative teams.
  • Provide a list of recommendations to address pain points gathered by the Laboratory to be addressed by the supply chain projects
  • Educate on challenges that may arise on selected decision paths (pros – cons).
  • Facilitate decision making

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10 years of Business operations experience
  • 10 years of Developing supply chain architecture to support Lab needs
  • 2 years of DoD Experience
  • 10 years of Experience implementing end-to-end supply chain solutions
  • 10 years of Supply chain experience
  • 10 years of Advise on and socialize industry best practices and terminology
  • 10 years of Building relationships with key stakeholders
  • 10 years of Change Management
  • 10 years of Creating and Managing Project Timelines
  • 10 years of Creating integrated communication plans across workstreams
  • 10 years of Creating presentations for stakeholders, including content aggregation
  • 10 years of Creating weekly program communications
  • 10 years of Define process ownership
  • 10 years of Experience preparing functional and specific support plans to support policy changes/enhancements
  • 10 years of Translating Business Requirements into Technical Specifications
  • Analytical and Decision-Making Skills
  • 10 years of Systems Analysis
  • 10 years of Systems Architecture

Working Knowledge of the Following:

  • 10+ years experience in supply chain and business operations
  • Experience recommending and implementing comprehensive end-to-end supply chain solutions, especially in early prototyping environments, engineering development start-ups, or high-mix, low-volume organizations
  • Particular expertise in material management, inventory management, part planning, and tracking (MRP), purchasing, business rules/financial settlement rules, and a clear understanding of program cost capture
  • Understanding of available industry supply chain software tools; experience in integration of process and software tools that advance the efficiency of staff
  • Previous experience in a DoD-focused organization with a clear understanding of DoD program execution and the rules that are required for compliance in both the FAR clauses as well as the application of industry-standard practices
  • Documented success with organizational transformation, facilitating critical decision-making, and implementing process improvement;
  • Focus on integration of processes, capabilities, tools, and staff needs to successfully develop a Supply Chain solution that supports research programs and technology development
  • Will have moved through the supply chain ranks having taken on progressive leadership roles within the organization
  • Ability to effectively work in a hybrid environment with both onsite and offsite engagements
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Manufacturing/Process Engineering (or equivalent experience)
  • Proven leadership skills in a variety of roles
  • Strategic/critical thinking skills, creativity, problem-solving skills, talent for debate and challenging the status quo and providing fact-based analysis of alternatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

And These Skills are a Bonus:

  • Experience developing manufacturing system architectures a plus
  • Experience with Aras Innovator, SAP, and other Product Lifecycle Management systems and Enterprise Research Planning systems a plus

Our interview process is designed to let you get to know us as much as for us to get to know you!

  1. You’ll meet with someone from our Recruiting team so we can learn more about you and answer some of your questions.
  2. You’ll meet with the Hiring Manager to learn more about the team, and the role, and get to tell us more about what you’d bring to the team
  3. You’ll meet team members who will be your peers to help you get a feel for a “real day in the life” at Self.

Benefits and Perks:

Aquila team members experience the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, customer-focused, and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to our customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team will enjoy calling Aquila Technology home.

Our Perks Include:

  • PTO – 15 days (vacation/sick) 10 paid holidays – 6 standard (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) – 4 floating holidays prorated based on your day of hire
  • 1.5 paid days, or 12 hours, for approved volunteer work
  • 1 week of paid maternity/paternity LOA after 1 year of Full-time employment
  • Tuition & Training Reimbursement – 5K annually for pre-approved, job-related tuition, certification, or professional conferences
  • 401K with Fidelity 100% immediate vesting; Plan eligibility begins 90 days following the date of hire. Aquila matches 50 cents on the dollar, up to 6%.
  • Cell Phone & Internet Reimbursed up to $150 monthly to cover cell phone, data, and home internet expenses.
  • By Your Own Device (BYOD) Allowance Reimbursed up to $1500 for the purchase of a qualified technology device. Eligible after 90 days of employment, and benefit renews every three years.

Location: Lexington, MA

Work Schedule: This is a part-time position at an average of 30 hours/week, however, there may be weeks where 40 hours of work is available. This position will be mostly on-site with some flexibility for remote as work allows. Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Travel: None

Clearance: An Interim clearance will be sufficient to start

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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