Commodity Buyer


Job Description


How does it feel to work on a team driven to make a big impact? Empowering. We believe your career should always be growing. And that's exactly what it will do at BAE Systems. You'll hit the ground running with a company truly committed to your growth as you enjoy a special camaraderie on a team dedicated to protecting what really matters. Build your future at BAE Systems.

In this position, you will be supporting the Combat Mission Systems (CMS) Business at our York, PA or Sterling Heights, MI facilities. Due to COVID-19, this position will begin as a hybrid role (onsite and remote), but can change at the discretion of the business.

As a Commodity Buyer, you will:
  • Plan and procure materials and services to meet all contractual specifications
  • Perform pre and post award procurement administration of activities
  • Ensure best value is obtained including 100% quality and delivery
  • Prepare and issue Request for Quote (RFQ). Incorporates technical, quality, contractual and schedule requirements properly into RFQ
  • Generate and commit orders up to $150,000 without management review. Coordinates and ensures management review and approval of orders over $150,000
  • Comply with internal company and government requirements through documentation per LOB processes
  • Identifies supplier, including Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SBD), and Women Owned Business (WOB), Hub-Zone, Veteran, Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses
  • Selects suppliers, including application of appropriate level of cost/price/technical analysis performed, in accordance with OG/LOB policies and procedures and applicable government regulations.
    -Analyzes work direction to administrative support personnel as needed. Participates on commodity teams
  • Initiate necessary management reviews and audits with suppliers. Travel as required to monitor total supplier management
  • Be responsible for the prompt closeout of completed orders
  • Be responsible for total supplier quality and delivery performance at the best value.
  • Be responsible for total supplier performance throughout the life cycle of procured materials and services
  • Maintain a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies
  • Share responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Sound interpersonal skills used when interfacing, coordinating, and negotiating with company personnel, customers, and suppliers
  • Ability to use computers to prepare appropriate reports and documents
  • A bility to make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations
  • Ability to develop/demonstrate research and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with internal and external customers


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with relevant applications in a defense environment




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.

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.