BAE Systems is seeking a Global Commodity Manager for Telecomm & Networks. The primary responsibility is to manage and secure the total cost of ownership (TCO), reductions for global technology spend and to institutionalize strategic Telecomm & Networks Category sourcing across BAE Systems globally.
As a process leader responsible for strategic sourcing effectiveness, the role has the following specific responsibilities:
Drives strategic category management for Telecomm & Networks globally across BAE Systems business units
Ensures Telecomm & Networks Category strategy incorporates IM&T plans and is in line with overall Global IT Category Management procurement strategy.
Establishes and builds strong internal relationships and cultivates key stakeholders to clearly understand requirements.
Leads the Telecomm & Networks internal stakeholders in support of business goals and communicates with leadership teams on Telecomm & Networks supplier value propositions, supply market trends and supplier performance metrics.
Develops thorough agreements which includes analyzing spend, gathering and defining requirements; developing strategies and associated RFPs; conducting financial analysis; selecting suppliers; negotiating prices; developing and negotiating contract terms and conditions; developing service level agreements and reporting metrics in accordance with regulatory and legal department requirements.
Leads the development of category strategies that enables spend management, improves supplier performances and mitigates risk.
Provides leadership with in-depth knowledge on market conditions, industry trends and product knowledge.
Builds performance based Telecomm & Networks supplier relationships that lead to optimal pricing, quality improvements, process improvements and delivery of world class solutions.
Helps to address and develop weaknesses identified in development plans in Primary and Secondary Telecomm & Networks Suppliers.
Creates reporting metrics and scorecards relating to savings and Telecomm & Networks supplier performance and conducts strategic Telecomm & Networks supplier performance reviews using supplier scorecards to develop continuous improvement initiatives and actions.
Works closely with Finance, Legal and Procurement teams to track and monitor savings and timing.