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Capture Supply Chain Director

Hudson , NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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This newly created role will provide strategic leadership for BAE Systems Operations in new business captures. The selected individual will support the highest priority (Focus 25) new business captures early in the capture process (Stage 2-3). 

As a Core-4 capture team member, this role will bring subject matter expertise in creating supply chain strategies to increase capture Probability of Win (Pwin) prior to proposal submission. Successful strategy deployment will include working with supplier partners and developing supply chain strengths as discriminating factors into the winning proposal by leveraging best practices as well as identifying innovative solutions. This includes a demonstrated ability to work with engineering in an incompletely defined architecture trade environment to determine the best internal or external sourcing solutions in consideration of Designing to Unit Production Cost (DTUPC) and Price To Win (PTW) for allocated material spend. These solutions shall be aligned with Operations and Supplier Partnerships vision to enable successful transition to production. The selected candidate shall facilitate collaboration with stakeholders to ensure compliance to policies and emerging industrial requirements including but not limited to Small Business Participation, Supply Chain Assurance (ITAR, Cyber Security, Corporate Responsibility), and Quality Requirements (AS9145, AS6500).


Focal Point role. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with key stakeholders and subject matter experts to yield total picture supply chain solutions

Mentor others to enhance awareness of material strategies and best practices

Varied background – Preferred experience in major captures, production and development programs, subcontracts, procurement, and strategic sourcing

Excellent relationship / interpersonal skills on supply side; demonstrated ability to foster and grow relationships with supplier executives

Ability to work with incomplete information (vision)

Industry knowledge of Aerospace & Defense supply chain



Engineering support experience, engineering background preferred

Growth mindset

Left – shifting – recognizes when to bring in people

Ability to collect


Support established Make vs. Buy, Make vs. Where procedures

Knowledge of BAE Systems Operations processes and capabilities

Blue Team Strategy Reviews with emphasis on Supply Chain

Participate in ITT (Intent to Team) discussions and Strategic Partnering Decisions with the Business Area Senior Leadership Team and Electronic Systems Leadership Team

competitive intelligence from the supply chain

Typical Education & Experience 

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education 

· Experience and Education: 12+ Years with Bachelor’s Degree or 10+ Years with Master’s Degree

· Broad knowledge of the supplier base, domestic and international

· Demonstrated knowledge of FAR/DFAR, ITAR, Small Business, Cyber Security, Supplier Quality Requirements

· Proficient in contracting approaches and tailored structures

· Demonstrated knowledge of supplier roadmaps /differentiating / emerging technologies

· Cross BAE Systems function domain knowledge and network

· Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communications skills

· Demonstrated negotiation skills

· Demonstrated capture or proposal experience

Preferred Skills and Education 

· Demonstrated strategic thought in the use of supply chain as a discriminator / strength in increasing Pwin

· Engineering development experience

· Capture team leader certification

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