Operational Excellence Specialist (Supply Chain)

Job Description
BAE Systems is a worldwide defense contractor with an established Louisville, Kentucky presence. The Louisville site is a unique production facility specializing in machining, welding, coating and complex assembly of major shipboard components.

The person selected for this position will be responsible for supporting and driving focused projects across a variety of departments in the Supply Chain organization. This position will support the Supply Chain organization through:

  • Project leadership and management
  • Data gathering and analysis
  • Participating in or leading continuous improvement activities (both internal projects and supplier development projects)
  • Participating in or leading Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) exercises to identify and eliminate waste.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or Related Field
  • 5 years of experience in Procurement
  • Demonstrated project leadership and project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Lead change by challenging conventional wisdom, developing and applying new methodologies, and creating innovative strategies.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills with a demonstrated ability to collect meaningful data and make data driven decisions
  • The willingness and ability to influence, motivate, and work with others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proficiency in English
  • Good verbal presentation skills and the ability to address various organizational levels
  • Manage and prioritize work load & direction with little or no supervision
  • Solid working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • A demonstrated ability to use lean tools to identify and eliminate waste, thereby sustainably improving targeted operations
  • Ability to travel when required
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Formal Six Sigma training, with a green belt minimally preferred, black belt desired
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
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. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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