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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Buyer-Commodity Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is hiring a Buyer-Commodity Professional as we expand our team to support multiple business areas across North America. 

This role will make an impact as a critical contributor to defense, security, and manufacturing programs by performing corporate procurement activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Negotiate price, delivery and terms and conditions of purchased items

  • Understand and apply contractual Terms and Conditions.

  • Read and understand drawings

  • Obtain and evaluate quotes 

  • Coordinate RMA (Return Material Authorization) with suppliers

  • Coordinate resolution of invoice discrepancies

  • Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with internal and/or external customers as applicable.

  • Effectively use appropriate tools and computer skills

  • Effectively use problem solving skills and analytical thinking

  • Identify and qualify potential suppliers

  • Analyze cost/price factors for pre-award and post-award actions for purchases

  • Understanding of the FAR and DFAR, processes and procedures with capability to drive improvements

    This position will be located onsite at our national headquarters in East Syracuse, NY and will require travel to the Cranston, RI facility monthly (approx. 25% travel).

    Skills and Experience:

    Required Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in a business-related discipline

    • 3+ years related experience

     Required Skills:

    • An understanding of Procurement/Supply Chain and Material Requirement Planning System

    • Negotiation skills

    • Ability to perform cost/price factors for pre-award and post-award actions for cost reasonableness of purchases

    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

    • Possess understanding of Government contracting (to include FAR/DFAR) and key business processes.

    • Ability to work comfortably in a team environment, multi-task, and support concurrent requirements for different internal and external customers.

    • Attention to detail, strong organizational, communication and negotiation skills necessary in a team environment

    • Self-motivated

    Desired Experience:

    • Knowledge/experience with Department of Defense (DoD) procurements and contracts.

    • Prior work experience in U.S. Government Procurement, Procurement or Supply Chain-related field.

    • Electrical/Mechanical Material knowledge

    • Domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities

    Citizenship Requirements:

    Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    Drug-Free Workplaces:

    Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


    Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

    • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

    • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

    • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

    • Tuition assistance

    • Student loan assistance

    • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

    • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

    About Us:

    Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in seven U.S. locations.

    Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.