BAE Systems Sr Supplier Quality / Sourcing Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Description


Ensure compliance with audits

Ensure safe work area, both in plant and on travel to suppliers

Lead and drive proactive safety measures, or report to SHE team where needed


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o Manufacturing, Engineering, Programs, IT, Finance, Human Resources, Contracts, ES Sector, SHE

Identify the need for on-site supplier presence

Identify need, initiate, support and foster supplier partnerships

Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, both internal and external

Grow customer service levels to internal manufacturing teams

Commodity Strategy:

Drive continuous improvement in all key performance areas

Understand current commodity landscape and develop 2-5 year roadmap

Support development and maintenance of supplier rating system

Collaborate with team leads to establish appropriate goals for commodity addressing total cost of acquisition

Material Cost:

Implement cost reduction change requests in a timely fashion to support business cost objectives.

Effectively utilize supplier contracting strategies to drive world class material costs.

o Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with supply base

Identify cost reduction opportunities and submit documentation into Cost Reduction Team process

o Steer initial project launch and support to completion


Ensure assigned supply base meets delivered quality objectives

o Set and reinforce expectation of Zero Defects from our suppliers

Lead, drive, and support quality investigations, utilizing 7-Step RCCA methods

o Issue QCIs and SCARs to drive appropriate internal and external accountabilities.

Ensure timely and effective supplier oversight/audits (i.e. PVA process)

Review engineering change requests and appropriately implement with supply base

Acquire/Maintain Preliminary Review (PR) and Material Review Board (MRB) certifications


Ensure assigned supply base meets material delivery objectives

o Set and reinforce expectation of suppliers to adjust and perform to need date changes

Collaborate with Business Integration Planners on demand forecast and inventory planning process improvements

Align supply chain processes to support Kanban replenishment strategies

Prioritize and escalate Critical Shortage resolution actions

Grow utilization of preferred sourcing strategies (OSS, A/R, etc.)

Manage supplier transitions (all types) to ensure uninterrupted material availability

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

Quality Systems / Supplier Quality Oversight

Negotiation Skills

Strong Written and Verbal Communication

ERP/MRP Proficiency

Spreadsheet Proficiency

Preferred Skills and Education

Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Degree

Quality Systems / Supplier Quality Oversight (AS9100)

ERP/MRP Proficiency (Oracle preferred)

Kanban Replenishment Models-?xml:namespace prefix = "o" /->

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

Sr Supplier Quality / Sourcing Engineer


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