Saab, Inc. has a career opportunity for a dynamic, results-oriented Supplier Program Manager (SPM) to join the rapidly growing North America Central Procurement team. As an SPM you will have the responsibility of executing and managing high-dollar and highly complex procurements and overseeing subcontracted technical development projects.
This position can be staffed in the following manner:
Work from the Saab office in either Syracuse, New York or Orlando, Florida, with some work from home benefits. Travel to Syracuse no more than once quarterly is required; OR
Work remote with the expectation that travel to Syracuse no more than twice quarterly is required. The ideal remote candidate would reside in the Central or Eastern Time zones for ease of conducting business with Saab Syracuse.
Leading the strategic supply chain planning and management of complex, subcontracted development projects
Supplier Identification, Screening, Selection, and Approval
Work across multiple sites and international coordination
Conducting Flow Down Analysis to ensure compliance to customer requirements (FAR/DFARS, FAA, International requirements)
Creating SOWs with cross-functional Input
Determining requirements that are appropriate to ensure regulatory compliance and to mitigate risk
Issuing RFI’s & RFQ’s and ensuring receipt of complete information
Participating in Proposals for Material and Labor
Executing Subcontracts, Inter-divisional Work Transfer Agreements, NDA’s, Leasing agreements, and Long-Term Agreements
Writing Contracts Letters and maintaining comprehensive legal records in compliance with USG Certified Purchasing System Requirements
Negotiating all aspects of Subcontracts including Price, Delivery, and Terms & Conditions
Facilitating rhythm meetings and driving actions to closure
Leading resolution of technical and programmatic supplier issues
Tracking and expediting all Subcontracts including deliveries, SDRL’s, updates, and close-outs.
May assist with Metrics, Reporting, Continuous Improvement, and other Strategic Initiatives
Skills and Experience:
BA/BS degree with 10+ years of experience or MBA/MS/JD degree with 8+ years of experience
Professional certification or advanced degree preferred (CCM, CFCM, CPCM, PMP)
Advanced Purchasing experience- comprehensive understanding of fundamentals, building orders in an ERP system
Experience with contracting methods and types
Analytical thinking and problem solving- ability to apply sound judgement and creativity
Communication / Interpersonal Relationships
Financial Acumen- ability to determine cost reasonableness
5 or more years of significant experience in an Engineering development environment, with preference for aerospace and defense experience
USG, DoD, or FAA contracts experience
Cross-functional experience in Quality, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Program Management.
Continuous Improvement (Black Belt, Green Belt)
Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
Leadership and Presentations
Willingness to travel up to 25% in support of program and business development efforts.
Must be capable of obtaining a Secret level clearance.
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.
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
Student loan assistance
Wellness account, Care.com subscription and employee assistance programs
Employee stock purchase program with employer match
Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 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 seven 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.