Supplier Operations Support Manager-Aerospace

Location: Chula Vista, CA
Date Posted: 02-20-2017
The Supplier Operations Support (SOS) Manager is responsible for overseeing the operational performance of critical suppliers. Responsibilities include collaborating and leading across multiple functions, such as: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities, Quality Control, Material Planning & Logistics and Tactical Supply Chain. The position requires frequent interaction with internal and external customers at multiple levels within the organization of the business unit, supplier and affected external customers. This position leads multiple SOS teams of Aerostructures and supplier employees through both direct and indirect reporting relationships.
  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Ensure supplier is capable of re-assuming operations management entirely with their own resources Complete due diligence activities to identify and assess supplier operational risks Combine analysis of metrics with conversations and observations at supplier to identify actions required to improve performance Recognize and hire the required skills for each on-site multi-function team, then manage and develop the team Maintain compliance to all regulations, laws and management systems requirements Demonstrate operational excellence in safety, quality, delivery, cost and organizational development Maintain alignment with commercial agreements between the supplier and the business unit Create and maintain an integrated schedule that holds supplier and other stakeholders accountable for deliverables Recommend and implement mitigation plans to ensure on-time delivery of products Prioritize daily activities, escalating issues for real time problem resolution Coordinate activities with internal and external suppliers and customers Track and communicate the ongoing performance of the supplier to the established metrics Standardize best practices across operations at the supplier Support the demand management planning process to meet on-time delivery targets and future rate breaks Validate capacity, demand, and resource plans (equipment, tooling and people) to ensure rate readiness Develop and refine manufacturing and business processes to achieve required demonstrated output Develop effective shop floor visuals and efficient material flow in the value stream Ensure demonstrated yield is used in all manufacturing planning Champion lean transformation at the supplier through the use of continuous improvement tools and processes Ensure effective implementation of product design and manufacturing technology changes Ensure successful implementation of new program development activities
Drive long term actions that position the supplier to return to acceptable
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business related field
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEight (8) years Operations and/or Supply Chain experience, including three (3) years in a management role with direct reportsStrong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilitiesDemonstrated ability to establish and mature a Continuous Improvement cultureFamiliarity with PMBOK and project management toolsStrong written and verbal communication skills across the organization, from working level to executiveResults oriented, with a strong bias for actionAbility to develop and motivate personnel to meet operational expectationsSkilled at building effective multi-functional teamsParticipative management philosophy that leads by exampleStrong interpersonal skills to collaborate, influence and lead across value streams, functions, and sitesComfortable using formulas, pivot tables and other functions within Microsoft Excel to organize dataAble to create and maintain Microsoft Project schedules
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSMaster’s degree in Engineering or Business related fieldExperience managing contractors and teams in different geographic locationsChemical processing, machining, metal fabrication or composites manufacturing experienceDemonstrated experience implementing world class manufacturing techniquesExperience with single piece flow in a mixed model production environmentDemonstrated experience with new program introductions
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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