4 months ago
Thorough knowledge of overall technical requirements and supply chain processes, international and domestic suppliers, & thorough understanding of detail and assembly manufacturing and quality supply processes a must. Preferred candidate will have team leadership experience with developing supplier relationships and have working knowledge and experience in tooling, metallic structural detail and assembly manufacturing processes, and good communication skills. Experience in conducting onsite analysis at suppliers pertaining to manufacturability processes and technical capabilities, and support development of statement of work for supplier request for proposal. Must have support fact find and contractual negotiations with strategic suppliers and responsibility to support program cost affordability objectives. Must have understanding of 3-D model base definition applications and ability to assess models, and support schedule critical items through technical leadership by implementing the appropriate corrective actions to assure transition from first article startup into production.
Travel will be required and can be extensive on start-up projects to achieve program objectives. Must be able to work and travel independently to achieve results, and ability to travel domestic and internationally as assigned up to fifty percent plus of time. Excellent technical, project management, communication skills, & being a self-starter in a dynamic environment is a must. BA/BS required or equivalent plus a minimum of 15-19 years plus of related experience. Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication skills, and in being comfortable and skilled at communicating and influencing all levels of technical, quality, supply chain and supplier’s leadership. Previous aerospace manufacturing industry experience required and candidate should have knowledge of technical, supplier quality and supply chain process along with knowledge of two or more aerospace structural manufacturing processes for assembly (structural, welded, tubing, etc.), sheet metal, machined parts, and composite fabrication along with understanding of tooling requirements. Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, and various analysis tools.