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BAE Systems Strategic Sourcing Leader in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Job Description

A career at BAE Systems will ignite your passion to improve security, defend freedom and make the world a safer place. Our mission is to provide a vital advantage to help our customers protect what really matters.

How does it feel to work on a team driven to make a big impact? Empowering! Be a part of a company that s part of its community, driven to improve our future, protect our freedom and what matters. Keeping the world safe and secure is serious business. We offer a flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. From on-the-job training and leadership programs, to collaborating with leading experts and seasoned colleagues you can feel the excellence. At BAE Systems, we re all about trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in defense technologies and national security services. Build your future with us and help protect those who protect us!

Job Description:

BAE Systems is currently seeking a Procurement Analyst (Strategic Sourcing) to support the Combat Mission Systems (CMS). CMS is made up of Department of Defense Vehicles, Aerospace Products & Defense Group and Weapon systems. Below are the main responsibilities of the Strategic Sourcing Analyst:

  • Responsible for leading and implementing long-term strategic projects and supplier agreements

  • Drives strategic initiatives, manages and fully executes the RFQ process, analyzes supplier bids and makes sourcing decisions

  • Development of long-term agreements (LTA), negotiations and the creation of an LTA Purchase Order along with Compliance sign off, all resulting in superior cost, quality and supplier s ability to deliver on time (capacity)

  • Development of suppliers approved for quote while collaborating with commodity teams.

  • Identify second sources in order to enhance BAE Systems position

  • Enhance and strengthen supplier relationships

  • Further the development and implementation of long-term strategic projects and engage in a high degree of collaboration and communication with commodity managers, tactical buyers and other Integrated Supply Chain areas

  • Ability to analyze forecasted data and suppliers bids

  • Ensure appropriate cost or price analysis is performed to determine the reasonableness of the suppliers bid or to develop a negotiation position to ensure that all compliance documentation requirements are met.

  • Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency and reduction of cost

  • Travel approximate 10%

  • Available work locations:Louisville KY, York PA , Sterling Heights MI, Minneapolis MN, Falls Church VA

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor s Degree in Supply Chain/Procurement, Materials Management, Business, Applied Engineering, or Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience.Working knowledge of Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and or Advanced Supply Chain Planner (ASCP).

  • Experience purchasing vehicle components, Cost or Price analysis, Negotiations and PO documentation.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • A strong working knowledge with developing RFQ/RFP, contracts, preparing financial analysis, negotiations and PO documentation

  • Outstanding Microsoft Office Software

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Creating and working from MS Projects

  • Experience with purchasing multiple commodities and tasks involved in a fast-paced work environment

  • Experience with reading and interpreting schematics and component drawings

  • Knowledge of ITAR restrictions, and FAR/DFAR requirements.

  • Must possess high ethical standards

  • Ability to perform in a high-pressure environment and meet project schedules

  • Excellent oral and written communications, math skills and ability to multi-task

  • Proficient with time management

  • Detail oriented and organized

  • Motivated and disciplined with a strong desire to succeed, learn and drive positive change

Strategic Sourcing Leader


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