Responsible for intelligent and active management of assigned suppliers. Drive timely resolution of all business, delivery, and quality issues with associated accounts to ensure customer deliveries are met. Negotiate pricing and terms and conditions of ongoing production orders to ensure quality, delivery, and specification requirements are met at the lowest possible cost. Monitor and actively manage Supplier performance, request and drive corrective action when required. Expedite (or de-expedite) material orders to ensure timely and economical completion of customer requirements, while protecting inventory levels. Support supplier transitions between existing suppliers as necessary, taking into account supplier price, capability, capacity, performance, and risk. Communicate and enforce applicable terms and conditions, contractual clauses, quality clauses, and technical specifications to Suppliers. Support and communicate supplier status and performance to Operations as required.
Actively monitor and manage supplier delivery and quality performance, take appropriate action for Supplier Performance Improvement Plans when Supplier falls below acceptable thresholds. Become intimately familiar with any quality or delivery issues affecting supplier performance, and perform a leadership role driving cross-functional teams as necessary for timely and intelligent resolution of issues.
Monitor open orders and shortage lists and expedite Supplier deliveries to meet Customer/MRP demand. Report concise detailed status to all affected parties.
Monitor MRP system for PO Proposals, and places timely, intelligent, well planned production PO's that ensure regular delivery while meeting target inventory levels.
Negotiate price and other contractual terms (quantity, delivery, quality, freight routings) to minimize overall cost of procured items to ZWWS.
Initiate and manage problem free sourcing of existing parts to other approved Suppliers if present Supplier is noncompetitive, or incapable of supporting requirements.
Constructively Interface with all necessary internal departments (Operations, Engineering, Finance, Quality, Receiving, Programs, etc.) to resolve Supplier related issues.
Submit Purchase Orders and coordinate administrative changes for all reschedules and/or drawing or technical changes.
Interpret drawings and drawing change notice requirements, effectivity date implications, engineering change requests and take appropriate action.
A. Ability to organize and manage meetings to resolve various issues including specifications, engineering requirements, and risk mitigation.
B. Experience with purchasing a wide range of products in the Aerospace Industry, demonstrating knowledge of industry specific procurement requirements.
C. Understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding purchasing, logistics, incoming product inspection and inventory control
D. Demonstrates understanding of MRP systems to analyze and react to procurement demand and execute and manage purchase orders.
E. General technical knowledge of commodities to be managed, including familiarity of key technical parameters and ability to understand and navigate through supporting technical documentation, such as drawings or specifications.
F. Practiced and effective negotiation skills.
G. Ability to create and present models or summarized data for decision making (using standard office suite of products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint))
H. Comprehension of general Aerospace Quality Management System requirements
Specificity of the job
Local travel is expected. Travel may be required for some international suppliers & sourcing strategies develop.
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 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 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 ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector. Safran Cabin is a world leader in fully integrated Cabin Interiors, Catering Systems and Cargo Equipment.