Textron Supply Chain Contracts Associate in Fort Worth, Texas

Supply Chain Contracts Associate


At Bell, thinking above and beyond is what we do best. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. And today, we’re defining the future of on demand mobility.

A Day in the Life of a Supply Chain Contracts Associate:

The contract specialist group is responsible for driving cost and lead time savings initiatives, SCM process improvements and sourcing procedures in support of Bell Helicopter’s various global cost centers. Candidates should be familiar with general subcontracting processes, negotiating long term contracts, competitive and sole source proposal process, supplier sourcing and the initiative, drive and ability to network with internal groups to learn their requirements to achieve these goals.

Responsibilities May Include :

  • Establish and maintain a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).

  • Execute standard SCM policies and procedures within an assigned commodity strategy to ensure the quality and delivery of supplies and materials.

  • Work closely with engineering, quality and operations in order to facilitate cost and lead time reduction initiatives that enhance the overall affordability and quality of our aircraft.

  • Analyze requirements; recommends revisions to statements of work/specifications, contracts, and Request for Proposals (RFP); determines the appropriate type of contract; and verifies milestones, purchase requisition planning, program management approval timelines, etc.

  • Review, evaluate, draft and negotiate various types of business documents (i.e., Long Term Contracts, RFP, Product Support Agreements, Terms and Conditions, Proprietary Information Exchange Agreements, Teaming Agreements, etc.) for compliance with corporate and Bell policies and procedures.

  • Understand the basics of commercial sales such as pricing, delivery, warranty and payment terms, as well as legal terms with regard to liability issues, including indemnification, insurance and limitation of liability.

  • Long term contract lifecycle management, competitive and sole source cost and pricing adherence, inventory analysis, new supplier qualification, and continuous improvement initiatives.


Education Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

  • Degree in Purchasing, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Economics, Industrial Management, or Organization Management strongly preferred.

  • 3.0 minimum overall, undergraduate GPA.

Minimum Requirements for a Supply Chain Contracts Associate at Bell:

  • Strong familiarity with SAP and Microsoft applications including, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to prepare appropriate, quality documentation.

Ideal Candidates Also Have:

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask, prioritize while learning on the fly, and a passion for aerospace and defense industry.

  • Preference for USG acquisitions, strategic sourcing, commodity management and/or contract experience, financial analysis, cost analysis of commodity/raw materials, understanding of direct/indirect commodity pricing.

Collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where differences in experiences, backgrounds, and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Supply Chain

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Flight

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 269902