Textron Sr. Supplier Manager in Wilmington, Massachusetts
Sr. Supplier Manager
About This Role
The Supplier Manager is responsible for assessing, developing and managing new and existing suppliers in support of both development programs and legacy sustainment platforms. They will serve as a technical resource and link between supply chain and programs, engineering, and operations. The Supplier Manager will need to work
collaboratively across functions to understand the needs of the business and drive supply chain strategies and execution to be successful.
This position will report to the Director of Strategic Sourcing and be based in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Up to 65% travel required.
Manage many high complexity projects concurrently including supplier improvement, supplier transitions, research and development, and production rate readiness
Subject matter expert in manufacturing methods and technologies for the group of commodities and supply base assigned
Establish a strategic supply base maturity plan for key commodities to improve and rationalize existing sources and introduce new suppliers
Work closely with procurement, programs, engineering and operations to meet the needs of the business in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Find, assess and develop new suppliers for key technologies and in support of new development programs
Lead Root Cause Corrective Action for critical issues to improve performance
Provide input to sourcing and engineering teams for supplier capabilities, technical requirements and manufacturing processes
Assist suppliers with technical data transfer and resolve issues between engineering and the supplier
Serve as procurement technical liason to engineering community and development program teams
Perform supplier risk and capacity assessments and develop mitigation strategies and plans using Six Sigma tools
Undergraduate, Advanced degree and/or training in technical field (Engineering or related)
For Senior: Minimum 5 years experience in an engineering, manufacturing, quality and/or a related technical role in aerospace & defense or a related industry. Advanced degree, training or certifications may be considered in lieu of years of experience.
Demonstrated success solving several highly-complex technical and/or manufacturing issues concurrently
Demonstrated success in developing new sources of supply, improving existing sources, transitioning sources and/or establishing sourcing strategy to support new product development
Demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams and projects
High integrity, credibility and character
Strong communicator and collaborator with cultural flexibility and adaptability
Must be able to obtain Security Clearance
This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Advanced degree in related technical field
Experience with supply chain and supplier management
Previous support for new product development
Experience with Lean principles, analytics or Six Sigma certification
Program/project management experience
How We Care
At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.
Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!
- Flexible Work Schedules
- Education Assistance
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
- Career Development & Training Opportunities
- Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)
- Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding
- Paid Parental Leave
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Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.
Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Primary Location US-Massachusetts-Wilmington
Recruiting Company Textron Inc.
Job Level Individual Contributor
Shift First Shift
Req ID: 296505
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