General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works

  • Buyer II / Senior Buyer

    Location US-ME-Bath
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    Post End Date
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  • Job Description

    This non-supervisory position in the Materials Division supports Information Technology sourcing across categories such as Hardware, Software Licensing, and Professional Services.

    • Assist with development and implementation of procedures to guide technology sourcing
    • Respond to internal requisitions for technology products and services in accordance with existing company and departmental policies
    • Manage supplier relationships and act as primary point of contact to ensure continuity of technology goods and services
    • Perform market research and advise stakeholders of trends and impending change
    • Develop negotiation strategies to achieve financial savings and mitigate company risk
    • Responsible for bid development, cost/price analysis, budget management and program management, all i/a/w with BIW Acquisition Policies & Procedures;
    • Track forecasted vs. actual savings for IT spend categories and summarize performance to leadership;
    • Set standards across BIW and with Suppliers of professionalism, sound judgement and fairness; applies these high standards to all subcontracts;
    • Maintain a working knowledge of applicable federal regulation and internal policies and procedures to enable conformity through daily function
    • Prepare well-written, succinct and compliant approval packages for management approval;
    • Understand, utilize, and champion adoption of Materials Division information systems.


    Position may include:

    • May be called on to act in a project or team-leadership capacity working with a team that may include Information Technology, Engineering, Design, Production Planning, or Production personnel.

    Required/Preferred Education/Training

    Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Required/Preferred Experience


    • Minimum of 4 years in a Supply Chain or Procurement role required
    • Information Technology sourcing experience required
    • Experience interpreting technical scopes and requisitions to facilitate purchase
    • Capable of independently negotiating pricing and terms with technology providers
    • Experience working in a highly-regulated industry such as DOD contracting preferred
    • Financial acumen necessary to develop price analyses and ensure adherence to budgets
    • Ability to build relationships across all departments and levels within organization
    • SAP experience
    • Strong PC skills (Microsoft Suite)
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
    • Desire to learn and master processes
    • Experience supporting and guiding professional colleagues
    • Proven ability to lead cross-functional projects


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