SCM Compliance Auditor - Purchase Orders in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: SCM Compliance Manager



  • Leads the audit and support approval of all purchase order transactions, file documentation, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with established procedures and FAR/DFARS government regulations.
  • Supports government and third party SCM audits.
  • Navigates multiple software programs to monitor PO quality.
  • Directs procurement personnel to make required changes to purchasing files in order to meet compliance requirements.
  • Establish performance metrics for procurement groups and individuals to include KPIs for transactional activities.
  • In collaboration with the Category Manager for Direct Material, Indirect Manager and Subcontracts Manager, evaluate, report on findings, and assist in implementing improvements in sourcing processes, which result in added value to accomplish best-practice.
  • Report performance metrics against goals and objectives. Apply practical knowledge of modern sourcing and procurement techniques including Spend analysis, and Category management.
  • Assists SCM team members with specific projects as needed to grow and enhance the SCM department.
  • Identifies potential government and risk compliance violations. Liaisons with proper level of management and recommend appropriate internal action to resolve non-compliance.
  • Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures for the SCM compliance function of Austal USA to ensure compliance for the department regarding the Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR), Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) and the department ISO 9001 compliance.
  • Provide expertise and training in development, implementation and management of supply chain and purchasing procedures, templates and tools that support Austal USA Supply Chain, FAR/DFARS Government regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Ability to interpret and execute Federal Regulations as they apply to government contracts (FAR, DFARS, NFS, DPAS, UCC, ITAR, EAR, etc.).
  • Remain informed of changes/additions to Government regulations and policies such as FAR and DFARS requirements.
  • Coordinates supplier evaluation, assessments, development and continuous improvement activities (cost, quality, process, lead time, service).
  • Perform related duties as directed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related field, emphasis in Supply Chain preferred
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in procurement and contract administration of strategic and complex contracts
  • Auditing experience or similar assessment experience preferred
    • Professional certification ISM: APP, CPM, or CPSM certification desired
    • Working knowledge of FAR, DFARS
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Ability to manage time across many projects at once
    • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency, enthusiasm and commitment
    • Ability to implement and administer purchasing operating standards and procedures
    • Experience with MRP system: forecasting, production planning and inventory controls
    • Ability to identify process improvements and implement effectively
    • Must have excellent problem-solving skills and analytical skills
    • Strong results-oriented mentality with a continuous cost focus; drives cost/value initiatives
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly through written and oral communications


Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:

  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check

TOOLS: Not Applicable


DISCRETION EXERCISED: Moderate discretion regarding daily job duties.

LIAISES WITH: Procurement Managers, Purchasing Team, Material Program Managers, Engineers, Logistics Personnel, Compliance Personnel, and Project/Program Team.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific physical requirements include the following:

Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to effectively navigate throughout the ship to include climbing ladders, scaffolding, and stairs. Must be able to withstand normal heat level within the ship.