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BAE Systems

Commodity Manager / Sourcing Engineer




Full Time


Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Job Description What is a Commodity Manager / Sourcing Engineer at BAE Systems? It is a highly empowered role with strategic Commodity Management and tactical Sourcing and Supplier Quality responsibilities for given commodities. BAE Systems is looking for an experienced candidate with interest in Commodity Management and supplier quality and supplier management. In Controls & Avionics Solutions, you will have the opportunity to help define, support, and develop the next generation of avionics - whether it is fly-by-wire flight controls, full authority digital engine controls, or power management. The qualified individual will have responsibility for supporting the supply chain across these business areas. Candidates 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. Candidates will also need to exhibit good interpersonal skills in order to grow supplier relationships in order to support our business needs. We foster a diverse, inclusive, and team-oriented environment and provide opportunity for inner-team coaching and growth opportunities. We also allow a flexible work schedule and domestic / international travel.

In this job, you will:

  • Take the lead in developing commodity sourcing strategies based on existing and forecast spend, demand and supply challenges, and marketplace conditions in a 2 – 5 year window.
  • Communicate the strategy to the team, leadership, and cross functional teams.
  • Foster and drive relationships with major Supplier Partners and Distributors.
  • Align supply chain processes to support the strategic plan for the commodity, while executing tactical actions for New Products and Programs.
  • Negotiate contracts, place purchase orders, and follow-up on supplier delivery.
  • Disposition nonconforming products, drive root cause / corrective action, and perform processes assessments at suppliers.
  • Foster growth of internal and external relationships through collaboration with cross functional teams and intentional engagements with suppliers.
  • Engage in the team-oriented environment to leverage growth and sharing while supporting a safe working environment.
  • Drive supplier performance to yield year over year improvement in quality, cash, cost, and delivery objectives.
  • Execute projects to improve efficiencies, drive out cost, manage change, and to mitigate risks.
  • Maintain compliance to established procurement and quality procedures.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strong Technical Aptitude
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Direct experience with sourcing and supplier relationships
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Engineering or Technical Degree
  • Commodity experience with the Passives, Magnetics and/or Switch industries
  • 5+ years of experience in related field
  • Supply Chain Coursework
  • Commodity Management experience
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re 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.