SUMMARY Overall responsibility for development and implementation of MD Helicopters Global Supply Chain and Purchasing. Provide strategic thought leadership, influence, and hands-on engagement to create an integrated supply chain for the global enterprise. Collaborate with cross functional executive
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Director Supply Chain Value Stream Management

MD Helicopters, Inc. • 
Mesa, Arizona, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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SUMMARY
Overall responsibility for development and implementation of MD Helicopters Global Supply Chain and Purchasing. Provide strategic thought leadership, influence, and hands-on engagement to create an integrated supply chain for the global enterprise. Collaborate with cross functional executives to develop and implement global sourcing, procurement and logistics strategy while integrating operations, processes, and systems across the supply chain network.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
• Manage and optimize a global supply chain network to lead transformation of current purchasing business model to a supply chain partnering with customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders.
• Research market sources and vendors to locate and ensure the most cost effective and competitive pricing for the purchase of commodities and services. Request requisitions for the purpose of ensuring proper accounting, items to be purchased and pricing.
• Identify strategies to deliver year-over-year cost improvements (direct & indirect materials, capital expenditures and transportation).
• Ensure all regulatory and compliance measures are met within company and global guidelines as well as import requirements.
• Identify and implement best in class supply chain technology including MRP, DRP, forecasting, etc. suitable to the scope and size of the business, including implementation of such technology at a detailed level, e.g., modeling supply constraints; creation of item attributes such as lead times, inventory logic, planning rules, etc.
• Implement best practices across all supply chain functions including demand planning (delivery goals, S&OP processes, FG inventory strategies, product introduction/retirement); supply planning (non-FG inventory strategies, capacity planning, creation of realistic plans); planning execution (work order and purchase order creation, response to MRP messaging, finite scheduling, vendor management, engineering change); as well as order management, order fulfillment, and inventory management.
• Develop, implement, set and meet targets for key performance indicators at a line, manager, and executive level, to include forecast accuracy, capacity utilization/efficiency, schedule adherence, lead times, inventory turns, in-stock performance/on-time delivery, excess/obsolete inventory, etc.
• Drive operational excellence and best practices to improve localization, in-sourcing, purchasing, material and manufacturing vertical integration costs;
• Manage supplier relationships and strategy for all suppliers; develop / grow world-class supply base (cost, delivery and quality) to achieve the maximum savings on material and logistic positions.
• Responsible for the reduction of both internal and supplier Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) as part of value stream management, including working with Engineering to create solutions that will substantially reduce NRE requirements.
• Responsible for the definition of requirements and communicate the need for Capex that reduces costs and waste and supports the value stream.
• Lead and sponsor improvement activities using lean methodology, tools and techniques. Ensure that all team members have equal opportunity to contribute to improvement.
• Ensure a current state value stream map is created of the end-to-end value stream for each product line. Conduct fact-based analysis of the current state map and prepare an ideal state map showing what the value stream could look like in the long term ensuring that the map uses lean techniques to eliminate waste and improve process value in the short to mid-term. Lead the implementation of the plan.
• Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lead and influence across the organization to drive efficiencies.
Job Requirements:
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Strong knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and lean tools required.
• Ability to create and manage a value stream plan and make the right decisions based on the data.
• Demonstrated ability to develop supplier strategies aimed at the development of a long term viable supply based.
• Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate type of agreement to conditions.
• Development of negotiation strategies for simple and medium complexity contracts.
• Participation on complex negotiation teams and lead on medium complexity.
• Understanding of Capex required.
• A change agent, someone who is always looking to make continuous improvements to a product or process.
• Ability to lead and influence across the organization.
• Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
• Leadership experience preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year College or University in Engineering, Business Administration or related field and at least 10 years of industrial manufacturing experience in a lean environment.
• 10 to 12 years of experience in global purchasing preferably in the aerospace and defense industry.
• Lean Expert or Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt required.
• This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

This document does not create an employment contracts, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Lean Expert or Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt, required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands 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.

• Work performed in an office and factory settings.
• Exposure to shop environment such as noise, dust, odors and fumes.
• Occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs.
• Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about facilities.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

MD Helicopters, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.
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