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Senior Buyer-Commodity Professional

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

Saab, Inc., in Syracuse, NY, 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:

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

  • Understanding and applying contractual Terms and Conditions

  • Reading and understanding drawings

  • Obtaining and evaluating quotes 

  • Coordinating RMA (Return Material Authorization) with suppliers

  • Coordinating resolution of invoice discrepancies

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

  • Effectively using appropriate tools and computer skills

  • Effectively using problem solving skills and analytical thinking

  • Identifying and qualify potential suppliers

  • Analyzing 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

Skills and Experience:

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

  • 8+ years related experience

  • 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

  • Electrical/Mechanical Material knowledge

  • Domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities

  • 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

  • Ability to obtain security clearance

Desired:

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

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

Saab, Inc. provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere and paid holidays.

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.

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a drug screen and background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

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.