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Director, Supply Chain

Requisition ID:  81640
Business Unit:  Engine Systems North Hollywood (3100)

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 91605

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 12,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Engine Systems division brings together a range of abilities to support aero-engine manufacturers including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Safran and Rolls Royce.

At Meggitt, we have spearheaded pioneering applied research and technology programmes to develop next generation turbofan cooling. We create thermal management components which operate reliably in extremes of temperature, pressure and vibration on the engines and airframes of leading military and commercial rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Together, our Engine Systems division is helping to create the engines of the future.

Job Designation

The Supply Chain Director leads the Supply Chain function for the Meggitt  North Hollywood site. Defines and manages commodity strategies and sourcing decisions, while ensuring business supply requirements are satisfied. Ensures procurement procedures are in compliance with government laws and regulations, and management objectives.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • ​​​​​​Leads the North Hollywood site Supply Chain function including procurement, estimating, planning, inventory management, shipping/receiving, logistics, and SIOP (sales, inventory, operations planning) process.
  • Develop, implement and report on inventory reduction strategies.
  • Manages and reports on KPI metrics for working capital and inventory control.
  • Defines and manages the commodity strategies and sourcing decisions, while ensuring the successful management and enhancement of the business's supply chain.
  • Develops and implements procurement strategy plan; identifies potential cost savings and oversees budget, while ensuring compliance with government laws and regulations (domestic/international).
  • Reduces overall supply risk though contingency planning and understanding of supplier capabilities, disaster preparedness, and financial health.
  • Develops and improves overall supplier and supply base capabilities.
  • Tracks, forecasts, and manages changing global markets and geo-political environments.
  • Identifies needs and potential suppliers, solicits bids and review bids then selects suppliers.
  • Negotiates and awards contracts, approves payments to suppliers while maintaining vendor relationships.
  • Supports continuous improvement activities across the entire supply chain including development and implementation of appropriate measures of performance.
  • Leads and directs work for team of employees as defined by business needs.
  • Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations.
  • Responsibility for Year over Year PPV/PCV reduction

Job Specifications

Education:  BS degree with an MBA preferred 

Years Experience:  10 - 15 years of relevant experience.


  • 10+ years of experience in materials/purchasing function and supply chain leadership for manufactured goods, namely castings and machined products
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology, and demonstrated experience in developing strategic sourcing strategies.
  • Managerial responsibility for Vendor Liaison, buyers and Supply Chain Specialists
  • Experience with inventory management concepts (turns, VMI, reductions), contract negotiations, demand forecasting, and operations planning
  • Proven track record of experience in successful supply chain leadership and bottom line results
  • Ability to develop, manage, and execute procurement strategies that drive financial and operational performance across sub-functions of Supply Chain.
  • Proven track record of leading transformational change to improve KPI initiatives 
  • Preferred experience with SAP ERP systems 
  • Demonstrated understanding and execution of Plan For Every Part strategies, supermarket pull systems, consignment
  • In-depth understanding of contracts, compliance and government laws (domestic/international) relating to procurement functions.
  • Must have hands on experience in vendor selection and negotiation
  • Sourcing/Procurement experience at the leadership level
  • Experience with eSourcing tools such as internet reverse auctions a plus
  • Ability to operate independently and communicate effectively with internal clients, peers and senior managers as well as external suppliers.
  • Excellent project management and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A high energy level, entrepreneurial spirit, decisive and confident
  • Professional certification preferred (CPM, CPIM or APICS)

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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