BAE Systems Director, Subcontracts in California, Maryland

The Supply Chain Subcontracts Director directs all strategic and tactical procurement activity for subcontracts. The Director is responsible for exercising business judgment to define a comprehensive category strategy resulting in superior cost and availability performance. The Director 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 Director will engage in a high degree of collaboration and communication with the site VP, GMs, programs, finance, quality assurance, contracts, business development, subcontractors, and other Supply Chain areas.

Tasks Performed

The Director is responsible for the development of sourcing strategies as well as the execution of procurement activities for a specific group of commodities. Specific tasks include:

· Oversee development and implementation of tailored commodity strategies according to business needs/IBP, market conditions, and unique supply base characteristics for each sub category

· Supervise the RFP process and oversee the negotiation of LTAs

· Set budget and cost reduction objectives for subcontracts

Execution Oversight

· Manage performance against cost, quality, and availability targets for subcontracts

· Oversee subcontract quotes, negotiation, and placement at all ship repair sites

· Ensure subcontracts and agreements comply with FAR and other customer requirements

· Ensures that sufficient number of subcontractors are developed to meet production demands

· Ensure that quality standards are consistently met or exceeded

· Ensure timely resolution of any issues that could impact schedule, cost, or quality

· Track performance of the commodity team in meeting agreed upon performance metrics

Subcontractor Management

· Oversee subcontractor engagement in support of overall supply chain strategy

· Oversee definition of supplier-specific strategies in furtherance of category objectives

· Interface with suppliers as required to drive cost reduction, performance improvement, and innovation

· Oversee supplier performance and risk management

· Assure early subcontractor involvement in proposal development

· Works with subcontractor to create specific, actionable work items

Engagement on Cross-Functional Teams

· Recognized Supply Chain Expert and Cross-Functional Teams

· Serve as a category expert representing procurement on business engagement teams as the procurement liaison responsible for specific commodities

· Offer early procurement input in the bid and proposal process to program teams, engaging subcontractors as necessary

· Engages with site leadership to ensure operational needs are being met by procurement

Minimum Education And Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 15 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills And Education

MBA, MS with 15 years of experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following skill areas ( examples of relevant experience included in parentheses ):

  • Technical expertise ( Ability to understand complex technical issues and contribute innovative solutions, including the ability to engage with engineers and suppliers to influence essential elements of designs)

  • Category expertise ( Familiarity with end-user requirements and specifications for specific product categories; understanding of the relevant supplier landscape and relationships with key suppliers; knowledge of key cost drivers of sourced materials/services; commodity strategy development and implementation )

  • Project management ( Ability to methodically plan complex processes and delegate tasks to appropriate individuals or groups; Ability to monitor progress vs. plans and make adjustments accordingly )

  • Negotiations (Systematic preparation of supplier or other negotiations (including development of negotiating strategies/positions tailored to objectives); Ability to achieve desired outcomes in negotiations (financial and other))

  • Aerospace & defense experience ( Familiarity with the aerospace and defense landscape through experience at BAE Systems or elsewhere in the industry )

  • Supplier development ( Ability to build and maintain supplier relationships; supplier performance management )

  • Quantitative analysis (Ability to perform complex quantitative analyses quickly and accurately with minimal guidance (e.g., should-cost analysis, supplier economics, demand forecasting; cost structure evaluation and modeling))

  • Contract management/compliance ( Experience tailoring contract T&Cs and/or managing compliance processes )

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work.

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Director, Subcontracts

California, Maryland


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