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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Lead Buyer-Commodity Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 August 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is hiring a Lead Buyer-Commodity Professional with prior experience working in the Defense industry 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, deliveries, NDA’s, Agreements, 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 and train Level 1, 2 and 3 Buyer-Commodity Professionals in completing daily tasks

Compensation Range: $94,800-$120,900

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:

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

  • 8+ years related experience

  • Experience working in the Defense industry

 Required Skills:

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

  • Experience negotiating multi-million-dollar agreements

  • Possess vast knowledge 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

  • Multiple commodity Material knowledge

  • Domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities

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

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.