Supplier Peformance Manager


Key information

Supply chain
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Kestrel house, lakeside, llantarnam np44 3hq cwmbran, England, UK
Regular Full time, Full-time

Job description

The Supplier Performance Manager covers all of the activities associated with the creation of the detailed schedules, with the aim of reducing the cost and timing of the supply chain, whilst improving productivity and guaranteeing increased reliability to achieve deliveries on time. They are accountable for improving the Supply Chain metrics for their product families or commodities through the use of best practice and process improvements.

  • - Manage the scheduling process
o Manage the Business Unit scheduling process
o Develop the detailed schedule for their area of responsibility in compliance with the Master Production Schedule and any independent demand requirements
o Carry out detailed capacity planning taking care to monitor all critical resources and propose mitigation plans to line managers for validation
o Implement action plans to reduce hazards and uncertainties in order to maintain the desired service level within their scope of activities.
o Develop the inventory forecast for the short and middle term to estimate stock on references
o Manage the Detailed Schedule Planning and the Material requirements planning validation
o In cases of overload, adapt the schedule to the load/capacity balance, and suggest actions to improve flexibility within the UAP or Supply Chain to absorb occasional overloads
o Attend the weekly MPS meeting: measure and analyse performance, analyse the impacts, and reschedule if necessary
o Establish detailed schedules for the supply chain
o Ensure that schedules are produced/supplied as planned and are adjusted according to the risks of the external environment
o Coordinate the external supply, following the calculation of material requirements, and develop action plans to mitigate risks ( OTD, financial, …)
o Is accountable for the coordination on critical parts with external/internal scheduling teams
o Meets with the supplier to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback or to discuss forecasts or changes
o Review and confirm any supplier risk on sub-tier suppliers
o Ensure that deadlines are upheld to honour the customer commitment
o Is accountable for the accuracy of the dynamic data
o Is accountable for the Schedule adherence and OTD performance
o Is accountable for the management and reliability of inventories and determines how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste or optimise customer service

Complementary description

  • - Contribute to lean and improvement projects:
o Lead relevant supply chain projects within the scope of activity
o Ensure that changes introduced are replicated within the processes and ERP system to ensure the effectiveness of planning parameters
  • - Participate to;
o Business Unit Governance Meetings
o Rate Readiness and resource investment studies
o Stock Takes, Audits & Assessments, analyses the impacts on the proposed stock policy
o In External Supply reviews and supports the Supplier Performance Management team and Supplier Development teams in discussions with suppliers
o In Part availability analysis with detection of short and middle term risks
o The management and co-ordination of engineering changes
  • - Measures and analyses performance in coordination with the Business Unit using the defined MRP2 metrics and provides the required daily/weekly/monthly reports
  • - Analyses the root cause of metrics not at target level (MPS, OTD, etc.) and works with the Assembly lines to develop the necessary action/recovery plans

Job requirements

Supply chain experience
Familiar with the site's organisation
Detailed vision of production processes and their company's supply chain
Proficiency in the MRP2 process
Knowledge of business economics
Knowledge on the markets of Safran Group products
Apics CPIM or working towards

Specificity of the job


Company information

Safran Seats

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

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