BAE Systems Global Commodity Manager Telecomm & Network Technology in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a Global Commodity Manager for Telecomm & Networks. The primary responsibility is to manage and secure the total cost of ownership (TCO), reductions for global technology spend and to institutionalize strategic Telecomm & Networks Category sourcing across BAE Systems globally.

As a process leader responsible for strategic sourcing effectiveness, the role has the following specific responsibilities:

Drives strategic category management for Telecomm & Networks globally across BAE Systems business units

Ensures Telecomm & Networks Category strategy incorporates IM&T plans and is in line with overall Global IT Category Management procurement strategy.

Establishes and builds strong internal relationships and cultivates key stakeholders to clearly understand requirements.

Leads the Telecomm & Networks internal stakeholders in support of business goals and communicates with leadership teams on Telecomm & Networks supplier value propositions, supply market trends and supplier performance metrics.

Develops thorough agreements which includes analyzing spend, gathering and defining requirements; developing strategies and associated RFPs; conducting financial analysis; selecting suppliers; negotiating prices; developing and negotiating contract terms and conditions; developing service level agreements and reporting metrics in accordance with regulatory and legal department requirements.

Leads the development of category strategies that enables spend management, improves supplier performances and mitigates risk.

Provides leadership with in-depth knowledge on market conditions, industry trends and product knowledge.

Builds performance based Telecomm & Networks supplier relationships that lead to optimal pricing, quality improvements, process improvements and delivery of world class solutions.

Helps to address and develop weaknesses identified in development plans in Primary and Secondary Telecomm & Networks Suppliers.

Creates reporting metrics and scorecards relating to savings and Telecomm & Networks supplier performance and conducts strategic Telecomm & Networks supplier performance reviews using supplier scorecards to develop continuous improvement initiatives and actions.

Works closely with Finance, Legal and Procurement teams to track and monitor savings and timing.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Required Skills and Education:

Bachelor s degree in Business, Supply Chain/Supplier Management or equivalent degree with 10 years' experience.

Proven negotiations and responsibility for managing annual procurement spend of $100M .

Strong experience in strategic IT Sourcing /category or supplier management related disciplines including broad procurement experience, of which 5 years must specifically be Subject Matter Expert(SME) knowledge and Experience in Telecomm & Networks Sourcing.

Experience in implementing cost reduction initiatives in a global, multi-business environment.

Able to work across all segments of the Purchasing value chain, i.e. sourcing, contract management, procure-to-pay, eSourcing, vendor risk management and vendor management, etc.

Experience leading major projects and change programs that have positively impacted global business goals.

Exceptional management/team leadership skills evidenced by a track record of success leading engagements or other problem-solving initiatives requiring coordination of cross-function team members with varied backgrounds and skills.

Proven experience in developing deep supplier partnerships and consolidating Telecomm & Networks suppliers on a regional and global basis.

Experience in global industries with a strong customer centric focus. Able to partner with senior leadership and the divisional business councils and executive committees to execute programs enabled through Telecomm & Networks technology sourcing.

A demonstrated ability to think strategically and act as a thought partner with teammates, senior leadership, and key stakeholders is important.

Preferred Skills and Education

MBA preferred

Global experience preferred.

About BAE Systems, Inc.

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. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Global Commodity Manager Telecomm & Network Technology


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