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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Manager, Supply Chain

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

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented individual to fill the Supply Chain Manager position. The Supply Chain Manager provides day-to-day leadership and direction to the team of Supplier Program Managers, Subcontract Managers, and Subcontract Administrators across Saab, Inc. and reports to the Director of Supply Chain.

Responsibilities of the Supply Chain Manager will include:

  • Lead Supply Chain team members through planning, forecast and inventory management efforts

  • Support the development and implementation of planning and procurement improvement strategies

  • Support the development of procurement training, the implementation of forecast tools, and reporting out on procurement metrics 

  • Support the Senior Director and Director of Supply Chain in developing Supply Chain & Materials Management strategic initiatives and tools to enhance Supplier Scorecards, Supplier Sourcing & Development and Material Management across all US locations.

  • Exert influence and have an effect on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the Buying & Subcontracts, Material Handling and Planning teams.

  • Support (and at times lead) Supply Chain initiatives including implementing policies, strategies and objectives, and ensure a strong link within and between various Supply Chain functions.

  • Develop and execute operational plans to meet Supply Chain & Material Management goals

  • Balance strategic thinking with tactical application.

  • Work closely with Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing, Program Management and Finance to create forecasts based on Material Requirements Planning (MRP).

  • Provide coaching to Supply Chain team members and direction on how to meet defined goals and objectives.

  • Collaborate with Saab, AB and support Director and Senior Director of Supply Chain on Global Procurement Council activities and objectives.

Compensation Range: $120,800-$157,000

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:

  • Experience with government regulations (i.e., FAR/DFAR, ITAR/EAR, TINA, etc.)

  • Advanced Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Leadership Experience over Buying and Planning Teams

  • Contract negotiation experience for large DoD Subcontracts

  • Experience with forecast and planning tools for MRP systems

  • Advanced financial analysis capabilities

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams both domestic & international

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% in support of Supply Chain objectives

  • Must be capable of obtaining a Secret level security clearance.

  • 4-year degree and 10 years Supply Chain, Logistics, Contracts and Material Management experience (or 7 with MBA), with a strategic planning and supplier management background

Desired Qualifications:

  • Global Supply Chain experience 

  • Experience with ORACLE/ERP System Experience

  • Technical knowledge of related hardware applications as well as knowledge of operational and manufacturing processes (assembly, integration, and test)

  • Previous Procurement/Subcontracts Management Experience

  • Contracts Negotiation, Planning & Forecasting Experience

  • Knowledge of collaborative tools such as JIRA, Sharepoint, OneNote

Required Education:
BA in Business Management, Engineering Management, Industrial Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering-General or Industrial, Operations or other related field.

Desired Education:
Master's Degree (MA, MS, MBA) or equivalent

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.