Buyer I Job
Job Description Job Attributes+
San Diego, CA 92127-1874, US
Supply Chain & Logistics
|BAE Systems is seeking an entry level Buyer to support it's Mission Systems Product Line located at our San Diego Business Center, Rancho Bernardo campus. Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a Hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.|
Description: In accordance with approved policies and procedures, procure materials, equipment, supplies and services based on program-specific requirements and specifications. Develops requests for quotation (RFQs) in accordance with specifications, requirements, work statements and terms and conditions. Lead procurement activities for assigned commodities required for material, software, and services in support of production programs, construction/facilities, and indirect spend. Will help support and execute sourcing strategies based on existing and forecasted spend, demand and supply challenges and marketplace conditions. Reviews price proposals, develops evaluation criteria, selects or recommends suppliers, creates electronic purchase orders (ePO) files for review, prepares PO awards and issues resulting purchase order agreements to suppliers. Utilizes various approved techniques to conduct price analyses in order to establish reasonableness of pricing proposed by suppliers. Negotiates additions, deletions, or modifications to purchase orders. Resolves invoicing issues. Manages relationships with assigned suppliers. Assists the Manager of Supplier Partnerships with special projects. Responsible for complying with company purchasing policies and procedures.
A successful candidate must be a team player who will be able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, build mutually beneficial relationships, be willing to advance their knowledge of procurement compliance, and proactively adopt best practices and support Zero Defect initiatives with suppliers. Additionally, will develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- Familiarity with the basic concepts of supply chain and manufacturing operations
- Familiarity with defense aerospace industry & regulations and the understanding of the role of Procurement and Supply Chain Management
- Some experience in Purchasing, Subcontracts or related procurement activity
- Some knowledge of FAR, DFAR, ITAR and EAR regulations
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Excellent organizational skills (folder document management via File Explorer)
- Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement
- Negotiation skills
- Problem solving skills
- Attention to detail
- U.S. Citizenship
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Understanding of ERP systems (prefer Oracle)
- Understanding of electronic PO filing systems
- AA degree with 1-2 years of relevant experience
- BA/BS degree with 0-1 years of relevant experience
- Technical Background (Ability to understand parts lists, drawings and blueprints)
- Experience in operations, supply chain, procurement.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.
We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.
We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.
See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.
What We Offer+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)
This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.
Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom