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Supplier Development Lead

Requisition ID:  56486
Business Unit:  S&S Ventura County (3625)

Simi Valley, CA, United States, 91605

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The supplier development lead defines, develops, and manages best practice for supplier qualification, risk assessment, risk mitigation, supplier development and strategic sourcing projects to drive material and component on-time delivery at to meet business and customer targets.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Establish and develop partnership relationships with our supplier base. Lead and facilitate effective two-way communication, training, and regular site visits with strategic suppliers. Meet and discuss performance metrics to provide performance feedback, through a structure process of performance management.
•    The escalation point for the S&S demand and procurement lead when delivery performance improvements are required. 
•    Serve as a technical and process communication liaison among strategic suppliers and our procurement, manufacturing, engineering, and quality teams to help ensure that issues are clearly understood and effectively resolved. 
•    Engage and collaborate with suppliers to improve performance and optimize processes (Lean / 6 Sigma). 
•    Establish uninterrupted and efficient flow of optimal materials, products, and services utilising dock-to-stock (supplier to point of use), vendor managed inventory (VMI), and Supply Chain pull systems. 
•    Lead strategic supplier selection (on-boarding), consolidation, risk management, and removal. Determine what suppliers to grow, maintain, develop, or off-board
•    Develop and create strategic supplier training programs, supplier development processes, presentations and procedures. 
•    Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements. 
•    Liaise to ensure technical support for suppliers as needed to perform direct and root cause analysis (DMAIC or equivalent process). 
•    Maintain a supplier scorecard process to monitor delivery performance, responsiveness, and quality performance. Measure suppliers' compliance and conformance meet Meggitt’s drawings, specifications, procedures and standards. 
•    Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success and make recommendations to Supply Chain and Quality Organizations. 

Job Specifications

Education Minimum Requirements: BS/BA degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Industrial Management, Science, Business, or equivalent
Certifications Vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field
Years Experience

•    5+ years Aerospace or Automotive experience in Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, or related Business Operations working with products or processes. 
•    5+ years' demonstrated Aerospace or Automotive experience working directly with suppliers to improve quality and on-time-delivery 

Required Skills  

•    Negotiation Skills
•    Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certification 
•    PMP Project Management 
•    Understanding of Supply Chain Management practices as well as automated and manual procurement systems 
•    APICS certification. Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and SAP Knowledge
•    Demonstrated ability to establish credibility, develop relationships, and collaborate with suppliers 
•    Familiar with Lean principles such as Value Stream Mapping, Just-In-Time (JIT), Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, 5S, Visual Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Continuous Improvement Process, and capacity modeling
•    Ability to lead, innovate, motivate, mitigate risk, and develop others
•    Ability to manage conflict across multiple roles and teams 
•    Familiar with engineering configuration control systems & manufacturing processes
•    Strong understanding of quality systems, corrective action planning , supplier corrective actions (SCARs), corrective actions (CARs), Statistical process control (SPC)
•    Strong problem-solving skills (DOE, DMAIC, Fish Bone, 5 Why, process maps, SIPOC). 
•    Intermediate skills utilizing Excel, Word, and PowerPoint program

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.

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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