BAE Systems ECS Cable Commodity Specialist Sr. in Nashua, New Hampshire

Job Description

This position is responsible leading our ECS Cable and Harness Procurement team and driving the execution of key commodity sourcing strategies. The Commodity Specialist will focus on existing spend, demand and supply challenges, market conditions, and ensuring alignment with product sector objectives. This candidate will also assist in the formulation and implementation of sourcing strategies and participate on cross-functional teams to ensure that BAE Systems is leveraging its spend, effectively utilizing resources, driving to best value and improving overall supplier performance management across our value chain. Likewise, this role supports program/factory teams, as required, for the sourcing of complex programs material, software, and services by following established and approved procurement policies and procedures in order to provide the lowest cost consistent with quality and service requirements while maintaining good supplier relations. The Commodity Specialist is also responsible for Procurement Compliance, Cost/Price Analysis and adherence to the Small Business Program guidelines. This position also works closely with many internal and external stakeholders including but not limited to Supply Chain Management, Supplier Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering and Program teams.Additionally, this position will be a focal point to implement and sustain major initiatives such as supplier zero defect assessments, program material cost reduction projects, improve material presentation strategies, data analytics and reporting, material revenue recognition, strategic sourcing initiatives, and negotiating and awarding long term supplier agreements.This will require coordination between product line, business to enterprise-levels to maximize contributions, benefits and savings. Day to day supervision and mentoring of our Commodity Buyers will also be required.

Typical Education & Experience

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

Required Skills and Education

  • Leadership experience and ability to successfully influence outcomes either in a supervisory role or as an individual contributor with indirect project-assigned team members

  • A flexible and adaptable leadership style, strong organizational and communication skills with an assertive, team-oriented professional demeanor.

  • Strong business acumen with excellent written, verbal, and listening skills. Ability to successfully interface internally and externally with BAE Systems senior management and executive supplier leadership teams.

  • Data driven decision maker

  • Ability / experience to operate in a demanding and dynamic culture.

  • Proven track record in change management and continuous improvement, including leadership in implementing sourcing strategies

  • Clear command of Procurement & Supply Chain best practices with experience in successful implementation

  • Experience driving direct material affordability and implementing win-win Long-Term Supply Agreements (LTSAs)

  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures. Knowledge of Defense and Federal Acquisition Regulations

  • Demonstrated negotiation experience

  • Detailed knowledge and experience with enterprise ERP systems

Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Working knowledge of Oracle ERP

  • Procurement Training Certification (i.e. APICS, CPM, etc.)

  • 6 Sigma Certification - Green Belt

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

ECS Cable Commodity Specialist Sr.


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