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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Supplier Program Manager

Home Office, Michigan, United States of America
Closing date: 31 March 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. has a career opportunity for a dynamic, results-oriented Supplier Program Manager to join the Supply Chain team.  As an SPM, you will manage every aspect of material deliveries and preserving supplier partnerships that are vital to Saab' programs. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the strategic management of various suppliers and their material deliveries

  • Coordinate and lead weekly telecoms to review status of purchase orders, material schedules, and anticipated deliveries

  • Present at Program Monthly Reviews (PMRs)

  • Lead costing efforts to provide material cost inputs for program baselining and proposal efforts. 

  • Participating in proposal efforts for to identify and cost material and labor

  • Lead Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) of suppliers’ performance on quality, cost, and deliveries.

  • Lead resolution of technical and programmatic supplier issues

  • Assist with metrics, reporting, continuous improvement, and other strategic initiatives

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:

Required 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

  • Comprehensive understanding of the procurement process (sourcing, qualifying suppliers, placing orders, tracking On Time Deliveries, and expediting)

  • Experience navigating through 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

Desired Skills:

  • 5 or more years of experience in a production and/or development environment with preference for aerospace and defense experience

  • USG, DoD, or FAA contracts experience

  • Cross-functional experience working with Quality, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Program Management

  • Continuous Improvement (Black Belt, Green Belt)

  • Comprehension of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)

  • Experience interacting with programs and reporting out to business leadership

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% in support of program and business development efforts

  • Must be capable of obtaining a Secret level clearance

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.