Supply Chain Manager Electrical

Job Description
Under the supervision of a Combat Vehicles Procurement Director, the Purchasing Manager directs all strategic and tactical procurement activity within a defined category of material and/or services spend. The Purchasing Manager is responsible for exercising business judgment to define a comprehensive category strategy resulting in superior cost and availability performance. The Purchasing Manager motivates and supervises strategic and tactical procurement professionals to ensure the execution of this strategy. To further the development and implementation of commodity strategies, the Purchasing Manager will engage in a high degree of collaboration and communication with engineering, programs, finance, manufacturing, contracts, the end customer, and other Supply Chain areas. This cross-functional coordination will typically include engagement on integrated product teams (IPTs), where the Purchasing Manager will provide technical and other input to influence key aspects of the design process.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Oversee all strategic sourcing and tactical execution activities related to a supply chain category
  • Manage a team of 1-10 tactical buyers and 1-2 strategy leads (Varies by BU)
  • Determine workload balance across the commodity teams
  • Create strategic and tactical responsibilities for each member of the commodity team
  • Review and approve individual purchases in concert with the delegation of authority
  • Manage commodity team's efforts to meet set cost, quality, and availability objectives
Manage operating budgets to decrease spend and look for lowest total cost alternatives

Preferred Skills and Education
Bachelors degree preferred with minimum 6 years buying experience and knowledge of FAR acquisition. Oracle experience a plus.

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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