Procurement Analyst Principal (Hybrid) Job
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Austin, TX 78753, US
Supply Chain & Logistics
Job Description Hybrid:
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.
The Procurement Analyst Principal will procure materials, equipment, supplies and services of a highly specialized and complex nature based on program-specific requirements and specifications. Develops purchase orders in accordance with specifications, requirements, work statements and terms and conditions. Lead procurement activities and assigned commodities required for the sourcing of complex programs for material, software, and services. Will help develop, support and execute sourcing strategies based on existing and forecasted spend, demand and supply challenges and marketplace conditions, ensuring alignment with the Business Area objectives. Prepares/reviews proposals, develops evaluation criteria, selects or recommends suppliers, creates electronic purchase orders (ePO) files for review, prepares awards and administers resulting purchase orders. Negotiates additions, deletions, or modifications to purchase orders and resolves invoicing issues. Follow and execute to established and approved procurement policies and procedures in order to provide the best value consistent with quality and service requirements while maintaining good supplier relations. Responsible for Procurement Compliance and Cost/Price Analysis.
Ability to work independently, as well as manage cross-functional program teams on all procurement related issues; multi-tasking is crucial for success. Must be able to assess, prioritize, drive issues to closure and be assertive when required. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties. Exhibit best practice work habits and collaborate with other cross-functional team members to promote operational excellence. Deliver quality customer service to both internal and external customers and foster and maintain good supplier relationships. Drive Zero Defect initiatives with suppliers.
Advise management of contractual rights and obligations; compile and analyze data; and maintain historical information and compliant file documentation. Negotiate Terms and Conditions and specific terms and conditions including price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements. Support proposal preparation activities and execute supplier management activities to provide for acquisition and fulfillment of direct requirements in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Manage suppliers through all phases of program execution. Respond to supplier inquires, resolve invoice issues, participate on proposal evaluation team(s) in fact finding, technical evaluation, and cost/price analysis. Documents the entire fact finding and negotiation process. Ensures that discussions, correspondence and agreements with potential and actual suppliers are in accordance with government law, corporate and company policy and program special provisions.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- Experience in a large multifaceted electronic manufacturing environment
- Familiarity with defense aerospace industry & regulations
- Experience buying across various commodities (integrated circuits, connectors, passives, resistors, RF devices, amplifiers, attenuators, RF switches, , filters, oscillators, relays, electronic equipment, crystals, power supplies, pins and terminals)
- Technical Background (Ability to read drawings)
- Strong Price Analysis skills in determining fair and reasonable pricing
- Commodity Strategy Development/Implementation
- Understanding of Counterfeit Parts Prevention Strategies
- Financial Acumen
- Project/Supplier Management
- Optimize supplier performance and minimizing risk in the supply chain
- Strategic/Critical Thinking
- Strong Negotiating Skills (Cost, Lead-time,Terms and Conditions, etc.)
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Excellent time management/organizational skills
- Works well in high pressure situations
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to find win-win solutions; a 'make it happen' attitude
- Proficient use of MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
- Knowledge of (FAR) Federal Acquisition Regulation & (DFAR) Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation policies and procedures
- Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or Associates Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience.
- U.S. Citizenship
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Curiosity and desire for continuous improvement
- Generosity of thought and knowledge
- Familiarity with Oracle purchasing system
- Graduate Degree in a related field.
- 6 plus years’ experience in operations, supply chain, negotiations, price analysis or contract management.
- Professional Supply Chain Certification: C.P.M., C.P.S.M., P.M.P.
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.
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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