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Supplier Performance Leader - Special Processes

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Purchasing Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Professional status : Employees / Staff Spoken language(s) : English Fluent

Job Description

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and is at the forefront of contributing to safer, more sustainable aviation for current and future generations. We design, test, manufacture and assemble landing gear used on commercial aircraft including Airbus and Boeing, and UK military aircraft such as the Eurofighter Typhoon. Gloucester is home to the UK division and has been a leader of cutting edge landing gear technology for over 90 years, since the innovative designs of Sir George Dowty. YOU can be a part of our legacy…

What will I be doing?

Within the Landing Gears Integration Department, reporting to the Division's Supplier Performance Manager, you will structure the relationship with a group of suppliers specialized in special processes tier 1 and mainly tier 2 (heat treatments, surface treatment and CND) and manage their technical, logistical and quality performance, by exercising the following responsibilities:

Performance Management:
• Consolidate supplier performance on a monthly basis (OTD/OQD). Ensure the consistency of the measurement made by suppliers. Establish, distribute and share the scorecard. Manage the quotation of special process suppliers.
• Regularly communicate the performance of the special process supplier to this supplier, the machinist and internally to SLS.
• Implementation and application of the supplier escalation process
Define, implement and monitor the action plan (internal or external) to improve the performance of the special process supplier.
• Coordinate and lead a multidisciplinary team (Quality, Purchasing, Supply Chain other SLS sites) around actions to improve the performance of the supplier network.

Risk management:
• Conduct audits to ensure the ability of the supplier network to follow changes in pace.
• Conduct load/capacity audits at the supplier.
• Consolidate, implement, monitor the action plan resulting from audits and verify its effectiveness through measured performance.
• Establish recommendations (in collaboration with the Purchasing and Quality functions) for the medium and long term development of the supplier network.
• Evaluate industrial maturity, industrial risks and monitor risk reduction actions (in connection with RITO mapping and the treatment of these risks).

Crisis management:
• Support production in the event of a major crisis at a supplier of special processes impacting the performance of SLS assembly lines (Analysis of work in progress, Line Of Balance, etc.)
• Establish catch-up plans with the special process supplier.
• Manage a crisis unit, monitor the progress on the ground of the proposed action plan.
• Prepare, organize and lead Steering Committees between supplier management, impacted manufacturers and SLS management until the situation is brought under control.

You will work in coordination with the Quality, Purchasing functions, and the network of machining suppliers.

Complementary Description

What we will give you?

· Hybrid/Flexible working hours with an early finish on a Friday (4.5 day working week)
· 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy/sell annual leave
· Annual bonus & Share scheme options
· Pension scheme (up to 8% match) and life assurance (4x salary)
· Onsite parking, including EV chargers, subsidised restaurant, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities
· Our Benefits Portal offers a number of schemes including: cycle to work, technology & retail savings, access to healthcare & wellbeing services, discounted gym memberships and more!
· Global and local career progression opportunities and training & development programmes
· STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
· Social events throughout the year, and access to Dowty Sports and Social clubs

Why us?

Safran was ranked globally as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Our employees are at the heart of our success and we work together towards Four People Fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:
· We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
· We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
· We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
· We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

Job Requirements

What do you need from me?

Education level:
Engineering or related technical Degree/HND or equivalent with demonstrable industrial experience.

You have real skills in:
- Special processes: surface treatments and coatings, NDT, heat treatments
- Project management / Production management and planning
- Transversal management
- Analysis, synthesis and restitution
- Problem solving methodology (5P / Ishikawa / 8D / etc.)
- Audit techniques
- 6Sigma continuous improvement (Green Belt certification)

You are:
- Curious about the technical environment
- Pragmatic/Objective
- Integrated
- Reactive / Proactive
- Equipped with real team spirit

What's my next step?

Please apply by uploading a CV, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion

We want Safran Landing Systems to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Landing Systems an inclusive place to work.

‘Offers of employment will be subject to a relevant level of company security vetting, which may include a criminal record check'

Specificity of the job

Frequent travel to be expected (30%)

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QH


England United Kingdom

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