The Purchasing Supplier Manager is responsible for identifying, developing, and managing the supply base to meet Quality, Delivery, Responsiveness, and Cost metrics for the COE.
This role is responsible to align those tactics and strategies based on Commodity Strategy and site needs.
Join our Purchasing Team as a Purchasing Supplier Manager
Manage sourcing process for indirect material & services locallyand supplier performance in key metrics areas including, but not limited to Quality, Delivery, Responsiveness, Cost (QDRC) and inventory
Facilitates periodic performance reviews with key suppliers to review performance, establish corrective action plans, and ensure implementation of those action plans.
Drives systemic changes within the supply base and initiates actions to improve value to Woodward
Support the global organisation in negotiations with indirect suppliers
Ensures compliance with requirements in any contractual agreement (Long Term Agreements, Supply Agreements, etc.)
Contributes to the development of indirect commodity sourcing strategies
May support Engineering change (E / C) activities with supply base, including tracking upcoming E / Cs, ordering and processing supplier PPAPs and managing issues with suppliers
Works proactively to ensure supply base is compliant with all Woodward quality systems, continuous improvement, purchasing systems and processes and any other requirements
Travels to assigned suppliers as necessary (domestic and international)
JOB QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS :
Master’s degree in Materials and Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering.
Minimum 3 years of experience in Sourcing in multiple procurement categories including indirect
Technical competence in manufacturing processes in one or more commodity would be an advantage
Solid knowledge of problem solving, PPAP Process, including FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, and capability studies, and deliver these elements to suppliers when needed Ability to facilitate and lead Green Belt tools, Six Sigma and continuous improvement activities would be an advantage
Builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as across domestic and international functions and organizations.
Effective communications with executives (internally and externally)
Demonstrated ability to work with materials management team mates (buyers, planners, etc.)
Strong use of electronic tools including MS-Office programs, MRP / ERP system