Buyer II

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a Buyer 2 to support production operations for the Survivability, Targeting & Sensing Solutions Business Area with locations in Hudson, New Hampshire and Austin, Texas. This position will reside in Austin, TX. The ideal candidate will have experience procuring electronics in a rapidly changing, quick turn environment. This opportunity requires a high level of interaction with operations and engineering teams while following required Procurement Policies and Procedures. Responsible primarily for tactical procurement activities exercising business judgment to execute a comprehensive purchasing strategy resulting in superior cost, quality, and availability performance.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree
At least 2 years of procurement, planning, material management, subcontract, or related experience with suppliers, costs, and schedules is anticipated.
Experience with challenging material and suppliers on defense and aerospace programs.
Experience with supplier relationships, cost, delivery schedule, and material quality attributes.
Ability to evaluate program needs, identify and develop integrated and detailed supply chain and return to green plans.
Ability to effectively influence supplier performance including the implementation of corrective actions and recovery plans as necessary. Demonstrated knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools, configuration systems (PDM), inventory, shop floor workbench (SFW) and production planning techniques.
Experience required in developing and communicating program requirements to supply base. In addition to the items listed above, the Essential Functions are: 1. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth in Section II above. 2. Communicate effectively clearly and timely both orally and in writing to all functional levels 3. Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers 4. Utilize tools and processes to prepare appropriate reports and documents 5. Make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations

Preferred Skills and Education

In depth experience sourcing electronics
C.P.M/CPSM Certification from the Institute for Supply Management
Familiarity with FAR/DFAR
Experience with challenging material and suppliers on defense and aerospace programs. Experience with supplier relationships, cost, delivery schedule, and material quality attributes.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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