The SCPM will provide direct management of the Supply Chain Logistics Program at or near the customers Program Management Office (PMO). The SCPM will coordinate with AAR management and Customer Management to meet contractual commitments and enhance supply chain and operational efficiency of the program. The position will drive Cost Improvement initiatives are essential to the success of the program. This position is accountable for generation and delivery of projects that drive revenue and savings. The Position drives the creation and implementation of the Supply Plan, the Program Master Schedule and subsequent cost improvement projects as it relates to programs within AAR. It requires the ability to lead cross functional teams to hit tight project timelines and reach target savings goals. During proposal preparation, project planning and execution, the position will be accountable for maintaining Work Break Down structures (WBS) project scope, schedule, justification, timing, and transition planning within the supply base.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Achieve annually savings through cost improvement (reduction/avoidance), supply chain efficiency, and/or program support projects.
Analyze materials spend and actual/forecasted material demand.
Interface with strategic sourcing teams to optimize vendor spend and drive timely delivery of results.
Assist in forecasting of material productivity plans/results.
Project leader of multiple productivity projects, working with cross-functional teams and using six sigma tools/methodology and appropriate business tools. Responsible for monitoring status and facilitating multiple active Supply Chain projects, eliminating roadblocks and driving results to meet project implementation dates.
Main Point of Contact (POC) with the customer for the Supply Chain Operations organization.
Provide leadership of on-site personnel; prioritize workloads, delegate tasks and activities.
Investigate, coordinate and communicate project changes or concerns.
Create and make revisions to project schedules, business cases, risk assessments and other project management tools.
Create and conduct presentations for project approvals and monthly status. Insure subcontracts flow down mandatory requirements and data items required by the prime contract.
Generate and evaluate new ideas and opportunities aligned with program priorities and overall business strategies.
All other duties as assigned.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Commitment to company values and ethics
Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately
Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared
Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities
Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Minimum of 10 years aviation experience in supply chain and/or program management.
Experience in negotiation and customer support.
Experience in supplier development and materials management a plus.
3-5 years of direct supervisory experience a plus.
Working knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma tools, lean manufacturing a plus.
40% travel required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Masters Degree preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale
Overtime Status: Exempt
Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran