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Director of Procurement

Company: BAE Systems
Location: Louisville
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description

BAE Systems Inc is currently recruiting for a Director of Procurement to join the leadership team in our Weapons Systems business. The Director of Procurement will be responsible for the procurement of direct and indirect materials to support production.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Accountable for meeting financial targets and supply base performance.
  • Develops and cultivates mutually beneficial supplier relationships that ensure continuity of supply while maintaining unquestionable integrity.
  • Promote an internal and external (supplier) environment where continuous improvement is the goal.
  • Provides leadership over the sourcing and contracting functions for indirect and direct spend.
  • Manages and mentors a team of managers, buyers and procurement personnel across multiple sites.


    Position Summary, Responsibilities and Expectations:


    • Supervises the Managers of the Procurement teams, including skill development, motivation and performance management.
    • Develops performance metrics and drives initiatives to ensure goals are met on schedule.
    • Works cross-functionally to forge collaborative relationships with engineering, contracts, legal, finance, and operations leadership to drive best practices.
    • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in developing, implementing, and maintaining policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce costs, streamline procedures, and implement solutions.
    • Leads major contract negotiations. Reviews and recommends changes to improve contract terms, conditions and procedures.
    • Proactively drives the continual search for qualified vendors in all areas to ensure costs are appropriately aligned.
    • Recommends company procurement strategy, goals, and guidelines on an annual basis; responsible for purchasing of goods and services in excess of $200M.
    • Maintains an approved government purchasing system (CPSR experience) and responsible for compliance to all FAR/DFARs regulations.
    • Provides new business proposal support.


      Typical Education & Experience

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

      Required Skills and Education

      Essential Skills and Experience:


      • BS in engineering or BA degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or equivalent experience.
      • 10+ years experience in the progressive procurement/sourcing or related experience.
      • 5+ years management and strategic experience in this field.
      • Possess strong business and analytical acumen as well as superior communications abilities with a demonstrable capability to influence decision makers.
      • Excellent communication (written & oral), interpersonal and presentation skills, along with strong analytical and project management skills data driven and results oriented.
      • Lean Six Sigma experience preferred.


        About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

        The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repairjust to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

        We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. Were laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

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