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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Commodity Management Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 September 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is hiring a collaborative individual for the newly created Commodity Management Professional position as we develop the strategic sourcing initiative to support multiple business areas across North America and internationally as necessary. This role will make an impact as a critical contributor to defense, security, and manufacturing programs by leading strategic sourcing activities for key commodity categories with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Analyze data to understand existing supply base and commodity categories.

  • Perform market research, gather market intelligence, and analyze trends for key commodity categories.

  • Proactively identify risks and opportunities within key commodity categories by completing SWOT analysis and risk and opportunity assessments.

  • Partnering with internal stakeholders, including international Saab Affiliates as necessary, to determine future needs in both the near term and long term.

  • Create an adaptable supply chain for assigned commodities.

  • Lead supplier evaluations, with other Saab, Inc. employee involvement, of potential and existing suppliers to understand a supplier’s business, capabilities, any changes, and to remain visible.

  • Develop commodity category strategies to drive continuous value improvement for all aspects of Quality, Delivery, Service, Cost, and Sustainability within the supply base.

  • Conduct comprehensive spend analysis to identify cost reduction opportunities and lead resulting cost reduction initiatives including using supplier agreements as appropriate.

  • Lead the identification, evaluation, selection, negotiation, and award of first-time contracts for new suppliers with internal stakeholder involvement.

  • Manage pricing and supplier status for assigned commodities in ERP system.

  • Lead Quarterly Business Reviews, with internal stakeholder involvement, for critical suppliers in assigned commodities to manage performance.

  • Support Saab Inc. Small Business objectives and promote a diverse and inclusive supply base.

  • Collaborate with cross functional groups to develop a supplier evaluation and scoring system resulting in data driven decisions of a supplier’s status.

  • Develop or modify standard operating procedures and work instructions to document the process.

Compensation Range: $108,000-$137,700

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering or equivalent is required

  • 8+ years with a BA/BS, or 6+ years with a Master’s degree, of experience typically in Sourcing or Supply Chain Management is required

  • Strong financial acumen especially related to sourcing and supply chain

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Leadership and presentation skills

Desired Skills:

  • Aerospace & Defense experience

  • Electronics or Machined/Formed parts experience

  • Advanced negotiations experience

  • Proven track record of spend management and development of commodity strategies

  • 2+ years experience with FAR/DFARS contract requirements

  • Professional certification or advanced degree


  • Domestic and international travel will be required up to 25% of your time

Security Clearance:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance if needed

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 19,000 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 eight 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.