Procurement Manager

Job Description

The role is responsible for managing the staff of procurement professionals insuring that PPS/CAS Business Area direct purchasing needs are effectively and efficiently met or exceeded.

This role will actively participate in pre and post proposal efforts for major contracts with numerous government agencies and other Prime Contractors. They will manage the allocation of resources to ensure best possible supplier discounts and submission of cost, on time, for pricing proposals. This role is responsible to actively participate in supplier negotiations and establishment of agreements including, reseller, software licensing/maintenance/evaluation, consulting services, contract labor, subcontracts, NDA 's and teaming. They will negotiate legal terms and conditions, pricing and other considerations for major procurements. The primary responsibilities include:

Leveraging the value of the supply base through an innovative and collaborative approach with suppliers that minimizes costs and maximizes value to our customers

Working closely with the project teams to encourage and influence innovation from the supply base

Championing the Procurement function, acting as a sponsor/coach to others within the function and enhancing the reputation of Procurement with other functions

Lead and influence the identification of risks and opportunities for complex proposals and Procurement matters and is fully responsible for their management

Lead and influence the implementation of new business methods, processes and Procurement concepts to optimize the company and customer position

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

• Experience of category management in a complex and fast paced environment

• Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers

• Excellent stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills

• Ability to translate complex procurement guidance into simple, straightforward and practical advice

• Commercially astute with excellent negotiation and persuasive skills

• Experience leading a team of professionals

• Ability to work at all levels in the organization

Preferred Skills and Education

• Demonstrated track record of delivering supplier cost saving, execution efficiencies and cash management strategies

• Project management skills

• CIPS Qualified or working towards qualification

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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