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Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
29 September 2021
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Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented individual to fill a Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement position.  The Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement provides day-to-day leadership and direction to the team of Buyers across Saab, Inc. The Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement reports to the Head of Procurement, US & Canada, within the General Counsel’s organization.

This role will lead a team of Buyers to ensure the selection, negotiation, performance and efficient engagement of key world class suppliers for named military grade, aeronautics, and other commodities. The Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement will work with the Head of Procurement and all functions of the Central Procurement Organization.

Key accountabilities:

  • Leads the Buyers in executing best practices and measuring performance through defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics

  • Maintain roles, responsibilities, and commodity / supplier assignments within the team of Buyers

  • Review and approve supply chain contracts for compliance with government and corporate regulations (particularly FAR and DFARS), DoD and FAA procurement regulations to maintain an approved Contractor Purchasing System

  • Help to develop and manage Saab’s Supplier Management Program and foster our supplier performance regarding on-time delivery, customer service, quality and YOY savings through consistent communication and a balanced supplier scorecard

  • Vet suppliers in order to maintain and hold suppliers to the highest code of ethics and conduct

  • Lead the Buyers in negotiating and managing both international and domestic supply chain agreements to deliver optimum value to the organization

  • Exhibit strong background in preparing and reviewing contracts, requests for proposals (RFPs), supplier agreements, and customer agreements for legal accuracy, price, and acceptability of items to specifications; negotiating or supervising the negotiation of complex proposals; and implementation of RFP and request for quote (RFQ) processes to assess and evaluate sourcing alternatives

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in operations or related discipline

  • 12- years relevant Procurement/Supply Chain team Management experience

  • 8+ years managing direct and indirect commodity teams

  • Strong leadership, negotiation, communication and planning skills

  • Knowledge of Oracle or other ERP systems to increase operational effectiveness, profitability and timely performance within the procurement function

  • Application of Lean, Six-Sigma or other continuous improvement methodologies to enhance processes, procedures and forms/templates in the areas of supplier development, lean purchasing, and technology-driven innovation

  • Strong managerial skills of employees of varied degrees of skills and employee development

  • Ability to work within a matrixed environment

Desired :

  • Professional certification (CPM, etc.) or MBA

  • Prior experience in an approved Contractor Purchasing System environment

  • Experience with materials planning within an ERP system

  • International SCM experience

  • Extensive technical understanding of surface based RF surveillance systems, aeronautics, or other high technology systems

  • DoD clearance

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.

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.