Textron Strategic Sourcing Procurement Manager in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Strategic Sourcing Procurement Manager


About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industrycompany that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial andfinancial businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions andservices. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such asBell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming,E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com .

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems businesses are industryleading developers and integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft,armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatialmanagement and analysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precisionweapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total lifecyclesustainment and operational services. Textron Systems’ businesses consist ofElectronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & LandSystems, Support Solutions, Unmanned Systems, Weapon & Sensor Systems andTRU Simulation Training.

Textron Systems Electronic Systemsis a developer and manufacturer of test, training and simulation systems forproducts in the fields of IR, RF, Comms, Geolocation, Radar, and more.Electronic Systems offers opportunities to work on products in all stages ofdevelopment including initial design, integration, production, and support.


TheStrategic Sourcing Manager will lead the commodity teams to develop andmaintain the sourcing strategy for the Textron Systems Electronics Systemsbusiness. This position is responsible for all pricing, delivery and qualitymetrics for the entire purchased material supply chain. This is a leadershiprole that requires strategic thinking, planning, mentoring, managerial courage,negotiating, business acumen, and a passion for results.


  • Provideoverall supply chain management for the Electronic Systems business.

  • Developand implement sourcing strategies for supply chain: determine optimum number ofsuppliers, identify those that require long-term agreements (LTAs), evaluate marketsfor competitiveness, and ensure qualification of potential suppliers.

  • Developand lead the commodity team members.

  • Maintainawareness of overall economic conditions—including commodity and currencytrends, supplier/logistics risks, and global market fluctuations.

  • Leadsupplier negotiations to achieve the lowest total cost by maximizing objectivesfor cost, quality, delivery, and service.

  • Leadcross-functional teams to research, select and launch suppliers. Provideleadership for transition of parts and tooling to growth suppliers.

  • Developand improve processes to systematically track and report on supply chainscorecard metrics.

  • Providedirect leadership support for Materials and Quality teams to address supplierdelivery and quality issues.

  • Supportaccounts payable to resolve open payables issues.



  • Minimumof Bachelor degree preferably in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering,MBA aplus.

Other Qualifications:

  • 7 years strategic sourcing experience.

  • Demonstratedexperience in developing and implementing sourcing strategies resulting in aworld-class supply base that

  • met orexceeded cost, quality, delivery and service goals.

  • Abilityto successfully negotiate long-term agreements, non-disclosure agreements, etc.with a global supply base.

  • Demonstratedleadership with cross-functional teams through supplier identification,selection and launch process.

  • Demonstratedexperience in supply base evaluation, commodity markets, and currencyfluctuation.

  • Excellentverbal and written communication skills to manage global supply chain.

  • Strongcomputer skills including MS Excel, Word, Project. Oracle experience is a plus.

License and Certification Requirements:

  • SupplyChain certification through APICS or ISM is a plus.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Supply Chain

Primary Location US-Maryland-Hunt Valley

Recruiting Company Textron Systems: Electronic Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 264950