Sourcing / Supplier Quality Engineer Job
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Fort Wayne, IN 46809, US
Supply Chain & Logistics
Job Description What is a Sourcing / Supplier Quality Engineer at BAE Systems? It is a highly empowered role with strategic and tactical Sourcing and Supplier Quality responsibilities for given commodities. BAE Systems is looking for an early career level candidate with interest in supplier quality and supplier management. In Controls & Avionics Solutions, you will have the opportunity to help define, support, and develop the next generation of avionics - whether it is fly-by-wire flight controls, full authority digital engine controls, or power management. The qualified individual will have responsibility for supporting the supply chain across these business areas. Candidates will need to demonstrate technical capability in order to communicate effectively with design / component engineering on quality improvement topics and cost reduction / design change opportunities both internally and within the supply base. Candidates will also need to exhibit good interpersonal skills in order to grow supplier relationships in order to support our business needs. We foster a diverse, inclusive, and team-oriented environment and provide opportunity for inner-team coaching and growth opportunities. We also allow a flexible work schedule and domestic / international travel.
In this job, you will:
- Take the lead on a given commodity and influence the development of a 1 – 3 year strategy in a collaborative environment.
- Align supply chain processes to support the strategic plan for the commodity, while executing tactical actions.
- Negotiate contracts, place purchase orders, and follow-up on supplier delivery.
- Disposition nonconforming products, drive root cause / corrective action, and perform processes assessments at suppliers.
- Foster growth of internal and external relationships through collaboration with cross functional teams and intentional engagements with suppliers.
- Engage in the team-oriented environment to leverage growth and sharing while supporting a safe working environment.
- Drive supplier performance to yield year over year improvement in quality, cash, cost, and delivery objectives.
- Execute projects to improve efficiencies, drive out cost, manage change, and to mitigate risks.
- Maintain compliance to established procurement and quality procedures.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- Bachelor's Degree
- Strong Technical Aptitude
- Excellent Written and Verbal Communication
- Negotiation Skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Engineering or Technical Degree
- 2+ years experience in related field
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. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
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