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Saab Global
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Senior Director, Supply Chain

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

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a Senior Director, Supply Chain to provide key leadership, vision, and direction to the supply chain operations. The Senior Director, Supply Chain will play a critical role in driving effective, efficient, and value-add procurement planning, sourcing and contract management aligned with the organization’s strategic priorities and business needs.  Reporting to our Vice President, Operations this role will lead a team, collaborate with cross-functional departments, and build strong relationships with strategic suppliers to ensure seamless operations and the delivery of high-quality products.  This position will be located in East Syracuse, NY and is eligible for Saab Inc’s relocation package. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure overall direction for Supply Chain (Strategic Supply Management and Procurement and adjacent functions such of planning, warehousing and logistics) while creating and implementing a vision for continual improvement of procurement processes at a detail level as well as higher organizational levels.

  • Work with others to establish methodologies to resolve process issues.

  • Ensure processes comply with Government, Corporate and Company requirements.

  • Establish disciplined, aggressive proposal evaluation teams with a strong supplier selection process, technical evaluation, and cost/price analysis.

  • Direct and manage the implementation, maintenance, support, and continuous improvement of Supply Chain Management operational programs that will enhance profitability and service to customers.

  • Ensure products and services obtained by the team meet quality, cost, and schedule objectives in accordance with program and company requirements.

  • Provide people leadership focused upon personal and collective accountability while fostering an environment that enhances personal growth and career development through mentoring and training, performance management and challenging the organization to strive for higher performance levels.

  • Evaluate the internal performance for all aspects of supply chain and define budgetary impact.

  • Monitor sourcing strategy implementation, contract compliance and customer satisfaction programs.

  • Own the strategic processes utilized across the supply chain starting from proposal pricing through material shipment.

  • Support and communicate the mission, values and culture of the company.

Total Annual Compensation Opportunity: $198,500 - $268,000

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business or engineering with a minimum of 10 years demonstrated experience in high technology, aerospace or defense or equivalent experience.

  • Expert knowledge of supply chain management tools and procedures

  • Expert leadership and management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”

  • Significant experience throughout the product lifecycle from New Product Introduction through obsolescence to include generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, strategic supplier selection, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts.

  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program and/or commodity progress, productivity and variance analysis.

  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and DoD, ITAR, EAR, FAR, DFAR regulations.

  • Experience with Contractor Procurement System Review (CPSR) requirements.

  • Superior customer interface skills and presentation skills.

  • Must have a successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense supply chain activities.

  • Must have excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills.

  • Professional certification highly preferred.

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.