Supplier Performance Manager


Key information

Support functions
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Twinsburg, Ohio, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years

Job description

The main role of the Supplier Performance Manager is to monitor, analyze and take action with regard to supplier performance. The SPM interacts with internal cross-functional groups, customers and suppliers to define, coordinate, and deploy improvement activities utilizing project management and quality / lean tools. These activities are achieved via monitoring and detection initiatives including onsite audits and assessments as well as monthly / quarterly risk review of suppliers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads the quality and logistic performances of a supplier panel in coordination with internal stakeholders including procurement, quality and purchasing teams ensuring alignment with the mid-term plan (MTP).
Identifies trends and poor performing suppliers and then takes action as necessary to improve supplier performance and capability.
Drives key stakeholders to define and deliver the corrective action plans ensuring results are achieved and sustainable with a key focus on production readiness, audits and for systemic quality issues
Performs onsite supplier audits and evaluations related to : Compliance, Capacity, Production / Change Management, Supply Chain, Quality, Equipment/Tooling Management, etc. and ensure closure of all findings and action items.
Supports with customer visits and audits as necessary;
Conducts internal periodic supplier performance review with other groups within the division.
Monitors supplier risks and updates the risk register ensuring key issues are flagged to the business, and a plan is developed to drive internal actions and improvements at suppliers to minimize or eliminate risks
Focal point for performances issues in relation with logistics and programs teams.
During a supplier transfer or a Make/Buy transfer, the SPM shall ensure no disruption in deliveries to the factories and may be requested to manage the overall transfer.
Lead the planning, , scheduling,, facilitation and delivery of Safran strategies (Supplier Development, QRQC, 8D) and other supplier improvement projects
Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, and environmental program and culture.
Other duties may be assigned.
Evening/night hours may be required.
Extra hours may be required during business peaks.
Weekend hours may be required.

Complementary description

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Physical Demands:
May require long periods of sitting.
May require lifting: less than 20 lbs.
May require prolonged repetitive use of upper extremities.

Work Environment:
Typical office environment requiring the use of typical office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.) Computer keyboarding, computer monitor and mouse use including reaching forward, grasping, finger and wrist manipulation and neck bending and turning; near vision is necessary for computer monitor use.

Job requirements

Education and/or Experience :
A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering ,Supply Chain, or related field
A minimum 5 years of experience with background in Manufacturing either in Quality, Supply Chain, Lean- sigma production implementation

Knowledge / Skills:
Solid Operational experience: in surveillance and supplier development within a purchasing/logistic/quality industrial organization (aerospace, automotive…)
Proven Project Management skills within a supply chain/manufacturing environment
Lean Project Management – Experienced in leading workshops using lean methodology. With demonstrable experience of working with Quality/Lean Tools (FMEA, 8D, DMAIC, 5W, Ishikawa etc.) and delivering sustained improvements
Strong Negotiation Skills demonstrated at senior management level
Advanced problem-solving skills - ability to analyze a problem and determine if driven by design, supplier or other factors in a timely fashion and to make calculated risk decisions when ambiguity is a factor.
Knowledge of supply chain; ERP principals
Demonstrate leadership, influencing, teamwork and effective conflict resolution (drive change, conduct workshops) with strong communication skills at all levels of management internally and at supplier facility (written and verbal)
Proven ability to work tactically with a strategic objective. Including having a high level of self-motivation and job planning in order to achieve goals and meet deadlines working autonomously.
Good Interpersonal skills – able to work and influence across all levels of the organization and externally with the suppliers to ensure key deliverables are met.
Experience of working within a matrix organization
Microsoft Office Suite proficient, including MS Project
Enthusiastic, with a drive for results
Strong verbal and written skills.

Preferred Skills :
Experience in Continuous Improvements and/or Lean Process Development, Green Belt trained or equivalent preferred.
Black belt certification preferred.
Fluent in French a plus

Specificity of the job

Travel requirements: Frequent travel (general guideline: once a week or month) within U.S/Outside U.S.

Company information

Safran Electrical & Power

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.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification of electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 12,400 employees across 12 different countries.

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