Purchasing Supervisor at Johnson Controls

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: York, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

What you will do:

Our Navy Systems business has been supplying air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and services to the US Navy since 1917. The Purchasing Supervisor is a working-first level supervisory role responsible for purchasing materials and services that meet the operation's requirements for quality, delivery, price, terms, lead times, and inventory levels. This role collaborates with the cross-functional organization to optimize purchasing and materials availability performance to ensure customer satisfaction in support of the business's goals and strategic plan. As a key leader in the business, you will be actively engaged with the Johnson Controls Navy Systems (JCNS) leadership team reporting into the Director, Supply Chain Management, Navy Systems.

Location: Grantley Plant in York, PA

Benefits: Eligible for benefits on first day of employment

How you will do it:

  • Provide leadership to the Purchasing Department. Responsibilities include ensuring staff is performing to expectations; assisting with interviewing, hiring, training and developing employees.

  • Planning, assigning and directing work; preparing performance appraisals, rewarding and providing for employee discipline when required; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Lead procurement activities for the sourcing of materials, equipment, supplies and services of a highly specialized and complex nature based on project-specific requirements and specifications.

  • Follow and execute established and approved procurement policies and procedures in order to provide the best value consistent with quality and service requirements while maintaining good supplier relations.

  • Prepare/review proposals, develop evaluation criteria, select or recommend suppliers, create electronic purchase orders, file for review, prepare awards and administer resulting purchase orders. Negotiate additions, deletions or modifications to purchase orders and resolve invoicing issues.

  • Facilitate supplier engagement, management, development and production ramp-up in addition to negotiating and ensuring compliance to high value/complex purchase orders.

  • Advise management of improvement potential on materials and equipment, price changes, quality changes and source changes.

  • Support initiatives for selecting minority owned and small disadvantaged business suppliers.

  • Comply with ITAR regulations and CPSR audit requirements as applicable processes, technical information and products.

  • Purchase in accordance with FAR/DFAR and Government Purchasing requirements.

  • Maintain data integrity of ERP System (Deltek Costpoint).

  • Manage performance metrics for all levels of procurement activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality, buyer activity levels, cost reduction, supplier lead times and material shortage elimination.

  • Build and improve supplier relationships and conduct key supplier business reviews.

  • Work closely with engineering, quality, operations, and program management personnel to influence business decisions to meet expectations, technical capabilities, business objectives, and to assess current and future sourcing requirements.


  • US Citizenship Required.

  • Minimum 10 years of comparable work experience in general heavy industrial purchasing.

  • 2+ years of supervisory experience.

  • Must have top-notch people and communication skills.

  • Experience leading procurement efforts in a large defense-contracting environment.

  • Experience buying across various heavy manufacturing commodity categories (castings, electrical, machining services, MRO, fabricated metal, welding supplies, etc.).

  • Experienced with FAR and DFARS regulations.

  • Highly proficient in the use of MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word).

  • Excellent time management/organizational skills.

  • Works well in high-pressure situations.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or a related field.

  • Experience buying in a heavily sole source environment.

  • Knowledge of Engineering Data such as specifications & source control drawings.

  • Experience with DCMA Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) events.

  • Experienced with DCMA Small Business audits.

Who we are

The primary mission of Johnson Controls Navy Systems is to supply Chilled Water Air Conditioning Plants, Refrigeration Systems and associated equipment to the US Navy and US Coast Guard. Johnson Controls Navy Systems is a part of the Johnson Controls Federal Systems business. Our robust, high reliability products are designed, manufactured and tested in York, PA to military and other stringent customer specifications. Most of our designs are custom engineered for the specific application.

If you'd like to learn more about who we are, what we do, and the systems and products we work with please check out our "take a journey" video on Youtube to learn more. (Around 7 minutes long)


Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/tomorrowneedsyou.

Division: JCFS (Johnson Controls Federal Systems)