Senior Commodity Specialist
This incumbent will assume a lead role for a Business Area in developing and implementing commodity sourcing strategies, with a focus on optics and optical assemblies. These strategies are based on existing and forecasted spend, demand and supply challenges, and marketplace conditions, ensuring alignment with the product sector objectives. This candidate will assist in the formulation and implementation of sourcing strategies, Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams to ensure that BAE is leveraging spend, driving best value and improving overall supplier performance management, including Zero Defects. Supports teams on assigned programs required for the sourcing of material (optics as well as mechanical fabricated and electronic components and assemblies). This is accomplished following established and approved procurement policies and procedures in order to provide the lowest cost consistent with quality and service requirements while maintaining good supplier relations. Responsible for Procurement Compliance, Cost/Price Analysis and adherence to the Small Business Program guidelines.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
BS + 12 years of experience
5 + years of experience working with materials management and sourcing strategies.
Knowledge of and experience with optics, optical components and assemblies.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers.
Make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
Local candidates only
Please be aware, position requires 25% travel.
Preferred Skills and Education
Lean six sigma certified
Experience in supporting Development Programs with part and supplier selection to achieve best value for BAE.
Experience/background with Sourcing strategies, supply chain risk mitigation and cost reduction initiatives.
Exceptional communication skills as this position requires regular communication with internal and external senior leadership.
Ability to influence across functional boundaries.
Demonstrated team building and coaching success.
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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