BAE Systems Business Area Supply Chain Director in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Description

Manage staff of procurement, planning, Supplier Quality Assurance and material logistics professionals insuring that CAS Business Area supply Chain needs are effectively and efficiently met or exceeded.Provide leadership and guidance to department staff. Primary point of contact for CAS Business Area upper management to resolve Supply Chain issues and allocate resources. Represent the Supply Chain in meetings with suppliers, program management and senior executive staff.Interact with customers and programs team to ensure customer demand needs are understood and the manufacturing plan meets all customer and business requirements. Ensure business planning processes yield accurate demand to production teams and supply chain.Make recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.-?xml:namespace prefix = "o" /->

Actively participate in pre and post proposal efforts, for major contracts with numerous government agencies and other Prime Contractors. Manage the allocation of resources to ensure best possible supplier discounts and submission of cost, on time, for pricing proposals. Actively participate in supplier negotiations and establishment of agreements including, reseller, software licensing/maintenance/evaluation, consulting services, contract labor, subcontracts, NDA s and teaming. Negotiate legal terms and conditions, pricing and other considerations for major procurements.

Active participant and partner in local leadership team initiatives and meetings.Adopts and drives cultural initiatives in concert with local and functional leadership team.

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

Works closely with the project team to encourage and influence innovation from the supply base

Champions the Supply Chain function, acting as a sponsor/coach to others within the function and enhancing the reputation of Supply Chain with other functions

Leads and influences the identification of risks and opportunities for complex proposals and Supply Chain matters and is fully responsible for their management

Leads and influences the implementation of new business methods, processes and Supply Chain concepts to optimize the company and customer position

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Strong organizational planning skills

Knowledge in production planning and scheduling tools and techniques and resource planning systems

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties

Strong interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written

Knowledge of Department of Defense packaging requirements, Department of Transportation hazardous material regulations, and defense industry export requirements and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations

Ability to develop and implement processes and systems within budget and schedule requirements-?xml:namespace prefix = "o" /->

Preferred Skills and Education

Advanced Degree in Supply Chain, MBA or Technical field-?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /->

Experience managing a Procurement team, Material Planning and stockrooms in a manufacturing environment

Experience in leading kaizen events, and lean projects

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

Business Area Supply Chain Director


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