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MRO Procurement Leader

Supply chain Ohio , United States Permanent Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 3 years

Job Description

You are accountable for a portfolio of strategic repair suppliers in North America; you are their unique supply chain point of contact. Your customers are the local supply chains part of Safran Aircraft Engines network (located in France, Mexico, Morocco, & Belgium). You are part of Safran USA and functionally part of Global Supply Chain team in Support & Services Division within Safran Aircraft Engines. Your objective is to manage supplier relationships and make sure suppliers deliver parts according to Safran needs.

Your job consists of:
- Centralizing all repair orders initiated by local supply chains and detecting any transportation issues
- Closely tracking on-time inspection results
- Making sure suppliers commit to end repair dates and tracking that suppliers are well on target to deliver parts against their commitments
- Knowing supplier purchasing agreement specifics and challenge suppliers to honor their contractual obligations
- Notify local supply chain if there is a supply chain constraint with a supplier and providing WIP prioritization to supplier(s)
- Entering key data into SAP for real time information to your local supply chain customers

Complementary Description

Your success will be determined by:
- Your ability to maintain a close relationship with your supplier contacts at all organization levels
- Your customer orientation to match local supply chain needs
- Your ability to challenge suppliers based on your MRO knowledge
- Your ability to detect any deviation in supplier logistics performance and propose improvement actions
- Your ability to maintain a close relationship with Safran Supplier Team members (Supplier Performance Manager, Purchaser, Quality Manager, Engineering)
- Your knowledge of supplier capability (part numbers, repairs, certifications) and ability to detect upfront any flow which cannot be managed/achieved

Job Requirements

Required soft skills :
Reactivity & customer orientation
Assertiveness with regards to your supplier
Proactivity once a problem is detected

Required Education:
Minimum: Bachelor of Science degree from and accredited institution in Engineering
English native or close to native to communicate with suppliers
Successful past supplier relationship experience
Technical skills on engine maintenance / parts repair
French language skill and knowledge of the French culture will be a plus

Required Experience:
Minimum: 2 years in supply-chain, purchasing or production in Aerospace Industry.
Preferred: 5+ years in supply-chain, purchasing or production in MRO Aerospace Industry

Specificity of the job

Business trips to your major suppliers in your portfolio (20% of your time)
Business trips to France twice per year

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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 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.

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