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Strategic Purchasing Analyst Principle

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BAE Systems plc

Louisville, KY

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Job Description Under the supervision of the Manager of Supply Chain Strategy & Integration, the Strategy Purchasing Analyst Principle is responsible for and directs the tactical implementation of the strategic procurement activity within the S&I procurement group. The Strategy Purchasing Analyst Principle is responsible for contributing sound business judgment to define a comprehensive strategy resulting in superior cost, availability performance, and overall enablement of program execution. To further the development and implementation of commodity strategies, the Strategy Purchasing Analyst Principle will engage in a high degree of collaboration and communication with strategy analysts, engineering, programs, finance, manufacturing, contracts, the end customer, and other Supply Chain areas. This cross-functional coordination will typically include engagement on integrated product teams (IPTs), where the Purchasing Manager will provide technical and other input to influence key aspects of the design process. Typical Education & Experience Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experienceRequired Skills and Education Bachelor’s degree (business, engineering, or finance preferred) and 8 years experience OR equivalent years’ experience, including 5 years of technical competency in procurement/supply chain, engineering, finance, contracts, and/or operationsDemonstrated proficiency in the following skill areas (examples of relevant experience included in parentheses):Critical thinking (Ability to process complex issues and perform sound, objective, data-based analysis to draw logical conclusions; consistent application of logical reasoning to identify opportunities and manage risk in a business)Business analysis [Possession of sound business instincts and analytical capabilities that can be leveraged to generate logically sound conclusions regarding business decisions (e.g., business case and strategy development, market research)]Leadership (Ability to build, manage, and inspire multi-person teams, coach and develop talent, identify and pursue team goals, and serve as the face of the team to the rest of the organization) Communication (Ability to synthesize complex data and analyses into compelling written or presentation materials to facilitate decision-making; Ability to engage in active listening and draw out key conclusions from colleagues or subordinates)Preferred Skills and Education Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the Aerospace/Defense IndustryMBA, MS Engineering, a bachelor’s degree with a procurement / supply chain major and/or CPM/CPSM certificationDemonstrated proficiency in the following skill areas (examples of relevant experience included in parentheses):Technical expertise (Ability to understand complex technical issues and contribute innovative solutions, including the ability to engage with engineers and suppliers to influence essential elements of designs)Commodity expertise (Familiarity with end-user requirements and specifications for specific product categories; understanding of the relevant supplier landscape and relationships with key suppliers; knowledge of key cost drivers of sourced materials/services; commodity strategy development and implementation)Project management (Ability to methodically plan complex processes and delegate tasks to appropriate individuals or groups; Ability to monitor progress vs. plans and make adjustments accordingly)Negotiations [Systematic preparation of supplier or other negotiations (including development of negotiating strategies/positions tailored to objectives); Ability to achieve desired outcomes in negotiations (financial and other)]Aerospace & defense experience (Familiarity with the aerospace and defense landscape through experience at BAE Systems or elsewhere in the industry)Supplier development (Ability to build and maintain supplier relationships; supplier performance management)Quantitative analysis [Ability to perform complex quantitative analyses quickly and accurately with minimal guidance (e.g., should-cost analysis, supplier economics, demand forecasting; cost structure evaluation and modeling)]Contract management/compliance (Experience tailoring contract T&Cs and/or managing compliance processes)About BAE Systems Platforms & Services 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. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide. Our wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.

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