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Noble Supply & Logistics Team Lead, Aerospace Procurement in Boston, Massachusetts


The Team Lead is responsible for implementing policies and strategies to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency while ensuring that the team’s contractual requirements are properly fulfilled. The Team Lead is responsible for leading and developing the purchasing team and to ensure company and divisional objectives are achieved.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties outlined below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Partner with Program Manager to develop and execute departmental goals

  • Ensure team is adequately staffed and properly trained.

  • Make or approve decisions in conjunction with Program Manager regarding employment decisions, performance ratings, training, and other actions.

  • Guide and advise team in more complex phases of work.

  • Motivate employees to maintain high levels of performance and morale.

  • Contacts vendors to obtain pricing and availability.

  • Negotiation of volume discounts.

  • Ensure compliance with contract flowdown requirements.

  • Adhere to strict quality guidelines during supplier evaluation and management.

  • Meets departmental KPIs as set by the Program Manager for speed, accuracy, compliance, and other factors.

  • Assists with selection of suppliers for Noble’s portfolio to meet the needs of the customer.

  • Creates and reviews purchase orders, up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Places orders to meet customers’ schedules, and follows up with suppliers on order status

  • Provides customer service support with order confirmations, product availability, problem resolution, product expertise, order tracking, back orders, and warranty information

  • Expedites orders and coordinates with logistics suppliers for delivery of urgent orders

  • Enters customer, product, and vendor data in Noble’s proprietary ecommerce operating system in compliance with contractual requirements

  • Works with warehouse staff to receive, inspect, and shelve incoming shipments

  • Investigates and resolves purchase orders discrepancies related to price, quantity, and product description. Records all PO changes in Noble’s system

  • Selects carriers, negotiates rates, and manages operational issues with freight carriers

  • Processes freight invoices, resolves freight claims, and issues freight credits.

  • Provides back up support for other store functions, as required.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to learn and manage a large vendor and product portfolio

  • Understanding of the government procurement process

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Problem resolution and customer service skills

  • Ability to manage priorities and coordinate multiple projects while consistently meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work under pressure.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • 3-5 years of experience in government procurement

  • Customer service background a plus strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong experience with Aerospace and abrasive industrial products required.


  • MS Office Suite

  • Google Docs

  • NetSuite/Oracle

  • Other Business Software


Typical office environment.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Noble provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Noble complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. (