Applies expert and specialized knowledge in developing commodity strategies and programs for procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies for aerospace manufacturing operations. Develops and provides leadership to institutionalize the processes of Continuous Improvement in accordance with organization goals and objectives.
Develops commodity strategies across TNG business units, coordinates procurement projects to improve cost control and functions as a project leader providing technical leadership requiring ingenuity and innovation.
Develops, plans studies and collects data to determine cost saving options for parts and material. Analyzes data obtained. Develops and delivers reports for cost savings as a result of studies and projects of commodity activity and negotiations.
Negotiates complex long term agreements with NORDAM supplier partners in cooperation with NORDAM Legal team. May purchase parts and material of high value requiring a high level of technical knowledge of the aircraft system or subsystems for which it will be used. May review requisitions and confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
Frequently acts as program manager for execution of plans that require multiple sources of business input from various TNG business groups and require coordination across multiple procurement teams.
Develops and generates make/buy decisions based on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal costs and capabilities for core and non-core items.
Considers additional methods through contracts to assist the organization to manage inventory (i.e. KAN BAN, Consignment Stock, Vendor Managed Inventory, etc.) Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
Engages in supplier development activities where appropriate and necessary based on the commodity group. Develops supplier corrective actions for chronic performance issues. Works in cooperation with Engineering and Quality where appropriate.
Employs Lean Manufacturing principles and Six Sigma skills to improve processes and material flow.
Performs other duties as required. These duties may include assignments in job classifications other than the primary assignment.
Formal Education, Training, Professional Certification and Work Experience:
Experience may be substituted for the formal education and training requirements in this section at the discretion of management. Bachelor level degree in business or a related discipline from a four-year college or university and ten (10) or more years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Level of Supervision Required:
May directly supervise a small staff of one (1) to three (3) professionals and/or clerical support staff as needed related to specific Projects. May indirectly supervise from 50 to 100 managers, supervisors, Leads, and other personnel as part of Program Management. Program's value between 50 and 100 Million.
Communicate effectively using electronic media and in written and verbal forms. Make telephone and direct personal contact with internal and external personnel and make formal presentations to small or large groups. Competent in the use of standard software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Special Training and Behavioral Competencies:
The following training requirements and competencies must be met before acceding to this job.
Safety training applicable to the job and work area.
Complete the required NORDAM University training for all Stakeholders.
Comply with The NORDAM Group Leadership Competencies for Stakeholders.
Ability and willingness to assist and transfer technical knowledge to less experienced Stakeholders.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Stakeholder to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the Stakeholder is regularly required to sit, and talk and hear.
The Stakeholder is occasionally required to stand and walk. The Stakeholder must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to travel between facilities and operate standard office equipment. Work in excess of eight (8) hours per day and five (5) days per week as required. Must be able to ascend and descend stairs.
Travel of up to 25% domestic and international is required. This role has the ability/option to work remote.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Stakeholder encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tolerate exposure to dust, fumes, noise, temperature and other elements in the shop area, if required. The noise level is usually moderate.
The mental characteristics described here are representative of those a Stakeholder encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Able to work as a team member, highly organized, work well under stress and handle multiple priorities. Must possess interpersonal and communication skills to interact with other people.
The NORDAM Group LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.