Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You'll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
The Supply Chain Manager develops and leads a team of buyer-planners and material handlers. They are responsible for implementing and maintaining robust alternative material replenishment systems that maximize the number of inventory turns while supporting 100% customer on-time delivery and quality and continuous lead-time reduction goals.
Responsible for site tactical procurement activities, receiving, stockroom and shipping departments to include all assigned personnel and the integrity of all relevant data in the system.
Responsible for all issues affecting on time delivery and quality of product from our suppliers. Coordinate meetings and publish minutes to keep Value Stream and Site management informed of status on any issues that may cause delays in shipments.
Responsible for leading the efforts to develop, implement and manage alternate material replenishment methods (consignment, kanban, vendor managed) that increase turns year over year while supporting 100% customer on-time delivery and lead-time reduction.
Support new product introduction procurement requirements.
Develop visual standard work for all major processes and insure compliance of same.
Develop, implement and support processes that continually reduce the number of transactions required to maintain and move materials and information flows.
Support Value Stream Managers' efforts to establish "point of use" inventory, ARMs, make/buy decisions and other initiatives.
Monitor supplier scrap, being fully responsible for all valid in house rejects of purchased parts. Work with supplier base to reduce supplier generated scrap. Coordinate all technical communications with suppliers and obtain corrective actions in a timely manner.
Insure that overall company policies and procedures are followed and that company-wide initiatives are supported.
Build a highly skilled, highly regarded and motivated customer focused team.
Any other task assigned by your supervisor or management
Experience: 4+ years experience in Supply Chain in a manufacturing environment. Previous management experience required. Direct experience implementing lean concepts (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Leadership, 5S, etc.) Lean/Six Sigma certification (black belt or green belt). Prior experience implementing a pull system/Kanban approach to component flow. Extensive sourcing experience. Knowledge/experience with eSourcing tools.
Knowledge of ITAR regulations preferred. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and MRP/ERP systems.
Skills/Abilities: Excellent analytical, organization, and planning skills. Demonstrated success to develop and execute comprehensive supply chain strategies and action plans. Ability to develop, lead, and motivate cross-functional teams. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively as part of a team in a matrix organization. Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships & influence up, down and across organizational lines. Strong negotiation and contract management skills. Strong customer service orientation. Proven ability to resolve problems quickly using outside the box thinking and creative problem solving skills. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to influence and drive change and accountability. Ability to manage competing interests while maintaining a sense of urgency and to meet frequent short timeline, goals, and deadlines. Proven expertise in developing supplier quality systems and supplier performance metrics.
Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree required in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or related field; coupled with strong industry Supply Chain experience.
Eligibility requirements include U.S. nationals or permanent residents (Green Card).
Master's level degree preferred
Certification in APICS and/or ISM is highly desired.
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.