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Director, Material (BU)

Company: Standard Aero
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

General AccountabilityReports Directly To: Vice President, Commercial Programs Reports Functionally To: Vice President, Global Supply ChainProvides professional strategic and tactical materials management for the business unit materiel function. Functionally responsible for developing inventory planning, procurement, and warehousing process improvements. Develops and implements strategies to maintain the inventory investments at levels that achieve service performance and inventory turnover ratio objectives. Provides direction for strategic sourcing activities and maintains intelligence on global supplies for the business unit's products. Identifies, develops and introduces improvements within the business unit to improve materials control and service levels. Recommends and participates in the development of policies and procedures related to materiel.Direct Reports Include: Manager, PlanningImmune Specific Accountabilities- Recognizes and understands flight/product safety critical parts and processes.- Responsible for immediately reporting flight/product safety concerns.- Participates in proactive risk analysis of flight/product safety critical parts and processes.- Recognizes and understands the Just Culture policy.Specific Accountabilities- Ensures required materials, consumables, components, sub-assemblies, engines, tools, equipment, and staffing levels are available to meet production plans.- Ensures materials inventory levels are appropriate and work-in-process levels minimized to meet production and trade working capital (TWC) requirements.- Directs the approval and control of the purchasing and logistics functions.- Analyses materials sources and strategically directs the mix of new, surplus, overhauled and repairable materiel, as well as, the selection of repair and overhaul vendors.- Ensures vendor development programs are appropriate and pursues supplier agreements, partnerships, consignment inventories and other strategic vendor relationships. Promotes the company's image with vendors and works to achieve the best value for purchasing spend.- Participates in developing, amending and issuing materiel policy and procedures for the business unit. Ensures that changes in methods and operating practices are introduced with minimum disruption to production, support and service center areas.- Promotes continuous improvement ensuring that "best practices" are implemented for all aspects of materials management.- Ensures appropriate materials measures of performance are developed, reported regularly, are trending favorably and are promoting improvement in materiel management.- Reviews business unit logistics handling capabilities, ensuring the most appropriate logistics techniques are in place to meet customer requirements.- Ensures adequate resources are devoted to selling off surplus stock in the most effective and cost efficient manner.- Ensures that U.S. and domestic export requirements are understood and properly implemented by all materiel staff.- Exercises authority in hiring, training, career development, performance appraisal, salary adjustments, promotion, discipline, health, safety and the general employee relations of direct reports.- Actively participates in the appropriate management team(s), assisting with the development and realization of strategic plans, budgets, goals and outcomes.- Carries out special projects as assigned.Technical Requirements- Thorough knowledge of procurement, production, inventory, financial and business control systems.- Strong planning, organizational, analytical, negotiation, leadership, interpersonal, decision making, oral and written communication skills.- Thorough knowledge of related company instructions, company processes and quality requirements.- Working knowledge of PC's in the current company operating system environment.- Working knowledge of Aerospace/Defense industrial business and logistics practices.- University degree in business administration, commerce, economics or related field; or equivalent.- Recognized purchasing or inventory control designation (PMAC, APIC, CPIM); or equivalent. lets make this one preferred, not required- Management experience in an inventory or manufacturing environment.Background InformationThe typical minimum level of education to perform this job competently is equivalent to completion of a university (bachelor) program in a specialized field of study and work. The work requires a sound understanding of the underlying theoretical principles and concepts associated with the subject area and an understanding of the relation of these to the responsibilities of the job. This specialized training is often recognized by a degree and/or professional designation.Directly/indirectly related work experience representing continuous learning and required for someone to perform this job competently is three to six years.Ongoing work assignments typically have clearly defined goals, but no (or minimal) direction with respect to what action steps to follow. The incumbent's education, training, and previous experience will help ensure that the goal of the assignment can be clearly defined and understood (even if that means just knowing what relevant questions to ask), but the required/optional approaches to achieving the goal will often remain unclear, undefined and/or untested until the work assignment is well underway.Must be authorized to work in the U.S.Required

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Keywords: Standard Aero, San Antonio , Director, Material (BU), Executive , San Antonio, Texas

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