BAE Systems Commodity Manager - Sourcing Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for an experienced professional with supplier quality oversight, supplier management, and strategic sourcing background. The qualified individual will have responsibility for supply chain strategy development across the business area and execution for assigned product sets in support of new product development. Goals and objectives are focused on total cost of acquisition through a balance of material cost, quality performance, and delivery performance in the supply chain. Candidate will need to demonstrate technical capability in order to communicate effectively with design/component engineering on quality improvement topics and cost reduction/design change opportunities both internally and within the supply base.

Responsibilities and expectations include:

  • Understand current commodity landscape and develop 5-10 year roadmap

  • Own development and maintenance of supplier rating system

  • Drive continuous improvement in all key performance areas

  • Collaborate with business leadership and other commodity managers to support and influence top level projections

  • 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

  • Communicate material cost expectations and improvement opportunities on new product development programs

  • Identify material cost escalation opportunities and risks in support of new business winning

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

  • Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with supply base

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

  • Steer initial project launch and facilitate to completion

  • Ensure assigned supply base meets delivered quality objectives

  • Set and reinforce expectation of Zero Defects from our suppliers

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

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

  • Collaborate with other functions to ensure appropriate action to issues (i.e. loose parts only, WIP, stop ship)

  • Ensure timely and effective supplier oversight/audits

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Complete process walks (internal and/or external) and follow-up improvement actions identified

  • Actively pursue personal development skills improvement

  • Participation in plant-wide councils (i.e. Safety, D&I, Employee Engagement, Wellness, etc.)

  • Support compliance, customer, and internal audits

  • Ensure compliance with established procedures

  • 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

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) and 8 years of work experience

Technical Competency (Bachelors Degree in Engineering)

Quality Systems (AS9100) / Supplier Quality Oversight

Negotiation Skills

ERP/MRP Proficiency

Spreadsheet Proficiency

Excellent written, verbal, and public presentation skills

Preferred Skills and Education

ERP/MRP Proficiency (Oracle preferred)

Kanban Replenishment Models

Global Strategic Sourcing Experience

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

Commodity Manager - Sourcing Engineer


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