Cobham is seeking a Supply Chain Manager Strategic, to develop and lead the business units strategic procurement and sourcing initiatives. Defining and implementing robust sourcing in support of the business goals. Lead the implementation of effective commodity based supplier management processes capable of achieving quality, cost, delivery and inventory improvements throughout the strategic supply chain network, in support of the business units goals. This position is located in Orchard Park, NY.
Team leadership responsibilities and stakeholder influencing as a critical responsibility, across a number of Sector locations
Delivers and enforces the Group Category Strategy across all relevant Business Unit Purchasing Teams
Leads strategic procurement assessments including core context reviews, make buy plans, and developing and outsourcing strategy as required ensuring total cost of ownership is evaluated
Identifies and implements LTAs and subcontracts
Secures a global supply base that meets the organizations cost targets
Applies SOF principles to build and manage effective supplier management processes and strong supplier relationships and partnerships
Collaborates across Cobham with Commodity Sourcing Leaders to implement sourcing strategies for externally procure parts and services under Cobham Category Management and bundling of demand
Leads product costing activities and drive cost reduction efforts. Derives and monitors total cost of ownership and cost reduction targets. Improves TCO and controls Purchase Price Variances
Develops and implements site and commodity level sourcing plans including but not limited to clean sheet costing, total cost of ownership, customer directed sources or processes, and source controlled drawings
Conducts commodity market analysis & supplier profiles for current and emerging commodities and technologies
Understands contractual flowdowns, quality, qualification, technical specifications, and current terms and conditions for improvement opportunities
Develops negotiation strategic plans to cancel, augment, change or implement new contracts
Participates in supplier qualification process, and leads projects to improve quality, cost and delivery performance issues with suppliers
Understands existing contracts and supplier performance, conducts gaps analysis and develops recommendations and implementation plans
Develops a process with site procurement organizations to understand future product technology roadmaps and imbedded component or processing technology implications
Bachelors Degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field
5 years of procurement experience in a manufacturing industry
5 years of supervision/management experience
Experience with negotiating long term complex supplier agreements
Experience working with an operational system (MRP IE Oracle)
This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
MBA or MS, CPSR, and/or DOD/FAR experience
10-15 years experience working as a buyer or commodity manager within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace)
Previous experience with Category Management
Strategic procurement experience with indirect materials or MRO
Previous experience working on a global team
Ability to determine the success or failure rate of a business using financial accounting
APICS affiliation desired
Strong influencing and persuasive skills
Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And its the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.
Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.
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