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BAE Systems Sourcing / Supplier Quality Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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

Sourcing / Supplier Quality Engineer


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