BAE Systems
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York, PA, USA

Supply Chain Director (Platforms & Services)

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Employer Provided Salary: 128,100-217,800 Annually
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Job Description
What's it like working for a company that makes a national impact? Inspiring. At BAE Systems, the work that you do will help keep some of the nation's biggest defense programs on-time. Whether it's an innovative proposal or a long-running core contract, you will be a key part of a robust, geographically dispersed supply chain organization. BAE Systems is seeking an experienced supply chain professional for the position of Director, P&S Sector Supply Chain. This position reports directly to the Sector Vice President of Supply Chain in a supply chain organization responsible for $2b+ in annual outsourced requirements for the Platforms & Services Sector. With over 700 supply chain professionals, the P&S Sector supply chain team spans multiple locations in the United States, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. There is significant collaboration among the supply chain leads of each of the sector's business areas, encompassing a broad range of technologies and requirements.
The Director of Supply Chain is a critical leadership position responsible for assisting the VP of Supply Chain in managing and improving the end-to-end supply chain process. This role involves developing and implementing strategies with and for the 6 diverse business units within the sector to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure the timely delivery of products and services to our customers.
Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid/remote work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely; travel is expected at ~50% but may surge during certain times.

  • This position will be a Hybrid/Remote role where you can work from home and travel 50% to P&S sites
  • The ideal location is to be based out of York, PA or Falls Church, VA; however there may be consideration for other East Coast locations
  • The role requires 50% of travel, there may be more travel at times to support business demands
  • Travel will mainly be domestic though there may be opportunity for international travel


  • Collaborate with the VP of Supply Chain to set functional goals and strategies
  • Utilize broad Supply Chain Management knowledge to lead business projects and initiatives
  • Lead strategic planning to meet long term transformation goals
  • Oversee the organization's supply chain risk management approach
  • Collaborate with our IT and Analytics partners to establish our long term supply chain technology integration strategy
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to supply chain professionals to drive performance and achieve objectives
  • Work with the supply chain Business Unit leads to analyze and optimize supply chain processes to minimize waste and enhance overall efficiency
  • Develop and maintain key supplier relationships
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, such as Supplier Quality, Finance, Engineering, Contracts, etc. to align supply chain activities with company goals
  • Prepare and present supply chain reports to senior management, highlighting key performance indicators and recommendations for improvement
  • Effectively collaborate with key stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Foster and grow relationships cross-functionally to influence and lead solution-oriented strategies
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives, support change management, and challenge the status quo to drive competitive advantage
  • Leads with a "make it happen attitude"

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 years of directly related work experience or equivalent experience
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience in Supply Chain Management and Leadership
  • Broad experience in Supply Chain including Material or Operations Planning, Material Handling, Logistics, etc.
  • Experience in large-scale, matrix Aerospace and Defense, Government Contracting, Manufacturing, or Services environments
  • Ability to ensure compliance with Defense industry regulations and understand the role of the supply chain in this complex industry
  • Ability to lead major supply chain efforts in a Department of Defense (DOD) and EU / UK-based International contracting environments
  • Experience in Strategic Planning and Solutions Development to meet long term transformation goals
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement and Change Management with the ability to challenge the status quo
  • Experience in Program/Project Management to support and improve performance to meet objectives
  • Experience in Cross-Functional Leadership, Stakeholder Management, and Influencing
  • Excellent Communication, Relationship Management, and Interpersonal skills, capable of collaborating across different functions and departments
  • Exceptional Leadership skills with the ability to motivate and lead through influence
  • Strong Analytical and Problem-Solving skills, with ability to lead small teams and make data-driven decisions
  • Fast learner with a "make it happen attitude"
  • Strong Business and Financial Acumen
  • Experience with Supply Chain Software and technologies, such as ERP, MRP, CLM and/or S2P systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook)

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Master's Degree is Supply Chain, Business, or related
  • Professional or Supply Chain Certification: CPM, CPSM, PMP, or similar
  • Experience in Supply Chain Operations, Procurement, Material/Operations Planning, Material Handling, and/or Logistics
  • Experience in Program Management and Controls
  • Experience in Lifecycle Management (LCM) or Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Experience in Deltek Cost Point, Oracle or SAP ERP Systems, or Supply Chain Process Automations

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $128100 - $217800
Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
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.
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
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.

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What are BAE Systems Perks + Benefits

BAE Systems Benefits Overview

At BAE Systems, lives depend on us, and we depend on you. Helping you be your best—at work and at home—inspires us to deliver well-being programs and resources that allow you and your family to thrive in all areas of life.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
We promote flexibility through our leave policies, remote and hybrid work options, and alternative scheduling opportunities like the 9/80 schedule, which allows for every other Friday off.
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
We recognize families come in many forms. As an enrolled member of our benefits, you will have access to caregiving, childcare, fertility, adoption, and surrogacy financial assistance and resources.
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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