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Subcontracts and Supplier Quality Manager

Aerodyne Controls/CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., has the engineering capability to design, qualify and manufacture to unique defense and commercial aerospace customer requirements. A new lean manufacturing facility, features a class 10,000 clean room, a centrifuge system production line for blood separation technologies, and an additional production area for survival inflatables subsystems and components. POSITION DETAILS Position Summary Ideal candidate is responsible for managing assigned suppliers to deliver product to meet customer's demand at the lowest cost and lead-time while managing inventory levels.  Drive continuous improvement of key metrics including delivery to customer requirements, cost, lead-time, inventory turns and quality. This position is responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and/or services. Prepares and evaluates supplier quotations and services to determine most competitive solutions based on total cost of ownership. Leads complex sourcing projects and supplier performance reviews, Performs a variety of complicated procurement tasks.     Principal Activities Solicit, analyze and negotiate proposals by elements of cost, in support of T.I.N.A. contracts. Initiate and/or finalize L.T.A.s (Long Term Agreements) with a strategic focus. Reviews specifications and negotiates contracts with suppliers, ensuring high quality materials at the best possible prices balancing material cost savings with schedule compliance. Support Import Compliance adherence. Tracks and reviews supplier performance for elements such as service, quality, and On-Time Delivery. Coordinates the buying process with Materials personnel to ensure appropriate levels of inventory. Updates related paperwork and maintains purchasing files. Key member of the New Product team, in support of new product development and roll out. Works closely with Engineering, suppliers, and Sales/Marketing to execute engineering changes. Manages reschedule of delivery dates as required by MRP to maintain a balanced supply/demand schedule on purchased materials.  Quick resolution of critical material shortages.   Assessment, monitoring and development of supplier quality through surveys, process audits, product evaluation/ inspection at source, root cause corrective actions performance metrics and risk analysis. Evaluate supplier capability and capacity to align product families to appropriate suppliers. Drive supplier process capability improvements through variation reduction, error-proofing, and implementation of statistical process control. Maintain supplier performance management processes and ASL in compliance with AS9100 standard and business needs. Job Requirements CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Min 10 years of experience in materials and/or Supply Chain. Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, or related field. Extensive working knowledge of INCO terms, ITAR, EAR, F.A.R. and DFAR principles. Understanding/knowledge of CPSR audits and requirements. Ability to read/translate blueprints. Purchasingexperience in a manufacturing environment. Strong Negotiation skills. Working knowledge of MRP and ERP systems, JDE preferred. Experience in Kanban & Consignment Inventory Management processes. Extensive knowledge of inventory management concepts. High ethical standards.  Models and supports organization's goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.  Efficient time management skills. Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions includes appropriate people in decision-making process. Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes. Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy; enjoys challenges; drives for results. Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external. Ability to provide cross-functional and organizational leadership within a highly matrixed organization. Demonstrates aptitude for process improvement and use of Lean and Six-Sigma resources and tools. Knowledge of aerospace quality standards including AS9100, ISO and NADCAP Completion of APICS classes a plus. Green Belt, Black Belt or Lean certification a plus.    
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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