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Purchasing Programmes and Risk manager

Purchasing Pitstone Bucks , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

The Purchasing NPI programme and Risk manager will be accountable for the development and delivery of supply chains projects that are based on existing technology. This includes the management of legacy NPI projects; management of SAFRAN owned tooling and purchased material at third parts and governance of source change projects. The accountable person will also ensure purchasing risk management, Obsolescence and REACH compliance actions are effectively managed and governed in the business. The role holder will also have to coordinate the execution of new bids and After-market legacy programme RFQ's The role holder will manage the following detailed tasks:

Legacy NPI projects:
• Delivery of the should cost for the product and execution to deliver it, supply chain is responsible for ~ 80% of the finished product cost.
• Research and implement the supply chain strategy including setting up contractual flow downs to suppliers.
• Lead all design to cost design for manufacture and design for quality activities in order to achieve the expected product cost is achieved by the extended supply chain.
• The industrialisation and rate assessment of future supply chains including assessment through DVI PPAP tools where appropriate in order to assure that rate production can be achieved.
• Monitor and manage supply chain schedule and escalations to ensure delivery and quality targets in accordance with programme milestones and transition the product into OE production at Prompt Gate 6.
• Manage the project support structure by either leveraging the purchasing matrix organisation or with dedicated resource as appropriate.
• Work closely with Supplier Account managers and other stakeholders to develop a process and ensure smooth transition to operation
New Bids / Legacy Bids
• Coordinate and programme manage Bids (new and legacy platform RFQ') where purchasing inputs are required by working closely with the wider purchasing team , business development and programme teams
Obsolescence & REACH management:
• Managing a third party obsolescence supplier, track risk associated with obsolete components by Program, and provide long-term solutions to the obsolete Components. This position will also manage Conflict Minerals Compliance per Safran standards for the Power Division and include identifying items impacted by REACH Regulations and manage along with Engineering and Purchasing team the execution of the REACH plan
Risk Management
• Implement and drive a risk management culture within the supply chain team. Action key task, escalate risk to business level, and ensure governance is managed effectively.
• Ensure transfer activities (source and method changes) is following in supply chain via GRP-0225 and ensure governance is in place with KPis.
• Development of remote assessment tools for future supply chains.

Complementary Description

• SAFRAN owned asset (tooling, purchased parts) at third parties management including ensuring on time stock take of material and compliance with finance requirements, effective tooling management and control
• Manage Capex and Opex oversight for purchasing
Legacy NPI projects :
• Responsible for the supply chains for all legacy product development – historic spend ~ $ 11M 2019.
• Responsible to develop the Capex strategy and management for new projects and monitoring of the Capex and Opex for purchasing
• Lead the Purchasing activities to support these projects using matrix and dedicated resource as appropriate.
• Develop all DFx strategies for product development.
• Reporting out to Programme Management, SLT and EVP as necessary.

Risk and Obsolescence management :
• Manage and further develop Obsolescence Management, including cost prediction and cost avoidance for Power sites
• Managing Obsolescence implementation with third party supplier for Power Sites.
• Managing Conflict Minerals Compliance to Safran Standards for Power Sites.
• Management of REACH surveillance and reporting and execution
• Managing a third party supplier To assess market obs data vs current BOM's

• Ensure mitigation plans, i.e. Life Time Buys, are at the best financial interest of the business Monitor third party Obsolescence activity within Budget
• Providing Obsolescence status reports Programme/ site Management

Job Requirements

• Strong purchasing and negotiation skills and good commercial awareness
• Demonstrated Project management and planning skills
• Experience within a New Programme environment. Ideally with a complex and varied workload
• Ability to understand and interpret Technical Drawings.
• Understanding of DFM/DFA/DFX methodology
• Ability to communicate and influence people of varying levels within the organisation.
• Ability to report concisely and accurately.
• Ability to understand what the real priorities are in a fast-paced environment and to work independently.
• Ability to recognise areas for development within your team.

• Energetic and results focused with experience of managing to agreed measures of performance and to tight deadlines

• Ability to provide strong leadership and direction to deliver business objectives
• Knowledge of REACh Regulations and reporting, knowledge of Conflict Minerals regulations and reporting.
• Experience of working in a matrix structure and managing multi-disciplinary teams.
• Experience of the following domains: Risk Management, Project Management, Supply Chain, Quality, Electronics & Mechanical Engineering
• Ability to understand, read and write English

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

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

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification and in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 11,500 employees across thirteen different countries.

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