BAE Systems Strategic Procurement Manager in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Weapon Systems Procurement Director, the Strategic Procurement Manager directs all strategic and tactical procurement activities within the assigned commodity of material and/or services spend. The Strategic Procurement Manager is responsible for exercising business judgment to define a comprehensive strategy resulting in superior cost and availability performance. The Strategic Procurement 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 Strategic Procurement 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.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

The Strategic Procurement Manager 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:

Strategic Purchasing Team Management

Oversee all strategic sourcing and tactical execution activities related to assigned commodities

Manage a team of 1-10 tactical buyers

Determine workload balance across the team

Create strategic and tactical responsibilities for each member of the team

Review and approve individual purchases in concert with the delegation of authority and compliance requirements

Manage team s efforts to meet set cost, quality, and availability objectives

Manage operating budgets to decrease spend and look for lowest total cost alternatives

Sourcing Strategy Development

Supervise the RFP process and oversee the negotiation of Purchase Orders and LTSAs

Set budget and cost reduction objectives for individual commodities

Execution Oversight

Manage performance against cost, quality, and availability targets for commodities purchased

Ensure that sufficient quantities of parts are delivered on time to meet production and prototyping 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

Supplier Management

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

Oversee supplier performance and risk management

Assure early supplier involvement in product development

Leverage technical expertise to influence critical aspects of the design process related to specific commodities, engaging engineers, suppliers, and other parties as required

Offer early procurement input, including any supplier feedback, as the procurement representative on design and other cross-functional teams

Preferred Skills and Education

Advanced degree and/or certification in CPSM, CPM, CIPS or CFCM

Lean Expert Training and/or Certification

Working knowledge and/or experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal and State Acquisition Regulations

Working knowledge of Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) requirements.

Understand prime contract flow down requirements

ERP experience

Working knowledge and/or experience with import/export licenses

Project Management

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

Strategic Procurement Manager


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