Supply Chain Consultant

2019-07-02T15:17:04.05

Key information

Continuous improvement
Support functions
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Irving, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 8 years
2019-75328

Job description

SAFRAN Consulting is an affiliate of SAFRAN and provides internal consulting services in
process improvement, change and project management to SAFRAN and its Suppliers. This
structure is approximatively 30 people based in France, US and Mexico with a wide range of
application in the worldwide footprint of SAFRAN.
Being part of SAFRAN Consulting is an exciting experience to share your expertise in the Aviation
and Defense fields, develop new skills and discover the group while in contact with the key
decision maker at SAFRAN in North America. It is an open door to other challenging positions in
the Group or an expertise path as an internal consultant.
As Consultant for SAFRAN Consulting, you will be responsible for multiple projects in term of
quality, cost, and deadlines agreed between the customer and SAFRAN Consulting.
In the role of Mission lead is in charge of:

  • - Mission management (contents, costs and deadline) and reporting to the Practice Leader
  • - The quality of the execution of mission' for the customer
  • - Preparation of the proposal for the customer
  • - The organization and the work quality provided by the consultant(s) in accordance with the cost
targets (number of actual days worked vs budget) and validated deadlines in the commercial
proposal (mission progress, economic project/mission follow-up, subcontractors piloting)
  • - Customer satisfaction monitoring and measurement
  • - The consultant's skills improvement (training, need for the possible reinforcement of a senior
consultant on a particular point…) decided by the Practice Leader and the Manager involved
In the role of Consultant is in charge of:
  • - The customer relationship which he/she maintains during a mission or during an exchange
within the Group; thus, he/she contributes to SAFRAN Consulting's image and development
  • - The application of the SAFRAN Management System as well as reporting any deviation
encountered in his/her missions
  • - Regular updates of accounting and expenses reports
  • - His/her proactive skills improvement in the areas identified the consultants annual review
  • - The sharing of the best practices based on internal and external experience
  • - The transfer of the consultant's know-how and tools to colleagues and clients (retex, Crazy
Fridays, tutoring…)
  • - Communication of the information received during missions regarding their respective areas to
the Practice Managers and their Manger
  • - Active monitoring and appropriation of standards and best practices
  • - The weekly update of SAFRAN Consulting's workload-capacity file

Job requirements

  • • Knowledge of Supply Chain and/or Materials Management activities in a manufacturing
environment, such as, Demand Forecasting, MPS, MRP, Production Scheduling, Purchasing,
Inventory Management, and Logistics is required.
  • • Experience in Aerospace, Production, Project Management, and Change Management fields is
desired. Prior experience with SAFRAN or Zodiac is preferred
  • • Ability to foster open communication within the zone with company leaders as well as Senior
and Executive Level employees
  • • Strong sense of customer service
  • • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • • Possess Global & Cultural Awareness
  • • Demonstrate and lead with a positive attitude and a customer service spirit
  • • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • • Demonstrate initiative and ownership of projects
  • • Strong organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • • Self-motivated and proactive
  • • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • • Ability to influence and guide leadership and employees
  • • Fluent In English. French and Spanish preferred
Education:
Minimum: BS/BA in Business/Engineering or equivalent
Preferred: MS in Business/ Engineering, MBA or equivalent degree, Supply Chain certifications
(i.e. CPIM, CSCP, CLTD)
Change management training and or certifications are preferred

Complementary description

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
As Mission lead:

  • - Carries out the mission in accordance with the proposal and the exchanges validated with the
Practice Manager
  • - informs the Practice Manager and his/her Manager in case of specific problems
  • - is involved in the customers' needs satisfaction delivery and monitoring
  • - reports on progress to the Mission Lead
As Consultant:
  • - Monitors the application of safety rules on the mission
  • - During the mission, he/she holds regular feedback sessions with the consultants
  • - Updates the business news regularly
  • - When the project/mission ends, he/she assesses the mission with the consultant(s) in order to
measure the performance of each consultant involved in the mission. This evaluation (cf.
mission/project evaluation sheet) will be sent to the relevant Manager.
  • - He/she ensures the capitalization of return on experience during the mission reviews

Specificity of the job

60- 80%

Company information

Safran SA

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

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