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Lead Buyer-Commodity Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 May 2021
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Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is hiring a Lead 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:

  • Develop competitive material proposals in support of new business development efforts

  • Perform cost/price factors analysis for cost reasonableness for pre-award and post-award actions

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

  • Identify and assist in the qualification of potential new suppliers

  • Manage large (tier 1) suppliers in execution of purchase orders

  • Develop, analyze and report on supply chain performance metrics

  • Provide procurement expertise and influence on cross-functional teams

  • Mentor Level 1, 2 and 3 Buyer-Commodity Professionals in completing daily tasks

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business-related discipline (B.S. in Supply Chain Management preferred)

  • 10+ years related experience

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in Procurement/Supply Chain and Material Requirement Planning Systems

  • Experience negotiating multi-million dollar agreements

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

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

  • Electrical/Mechanical Material knowledge

  • Domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities

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

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

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

  • Self-motivated

  • Ability to obtain security clearance

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.

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

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.