Crane Aerospace & Electronics Commodity Manager in Lynnwood, Washington
Location WA, Lynnwood
Department Supply Chain
Employment Type Full Time
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking an energetic Commodity Manager to join our high performing Group (Business Unit) Level Global Strategic Sourcing Team in Lynnwood, WA.
Commodity Manager Position Summary:
In support of seven Global sites, with five located in the US, leads a cross functional team to achieve Cost, Quality, Supplier / Customer On-Time Delivery and support Inventory objectives.
Development and implementation of Electronic Components (Actives, Passives) and Connectors commodity sourcing strategies and road maps, contract initiation and negotiation, supplier development, overall recurring supply chain performance improvement and problem solving.
Regular collaboration and support of Group Site and Solution initiatives while ensuring full compliance of government, commercial and Crane sourcing policies and procedures.
Supervision of one direct report, (Procurement Specialist)
Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and execute strategic sourcing initiatives, best practices, and strategies for the Aerospace & Electronics Group, ensuring effective implementation and execution
Ensure commodity team maintains a focus on overall globally sourced commodities with an understanding and accountability of the results needed to meet Group Solutions/Site requirements
Support enterprise initiatives by developing sourcing strategies ensuring migration into existing supply chain with minimum interruption and maximum cost reduction
Lead efforts in supplier performance improvement based on scorecards and internal metrics
Ensure Sourcing Tollgate Process is followed for meeting continuous improvement initiatives including On Time Delivery (OTD), Quality, Inventory, Cost (PPI/ PPV), lead time reduction
Manage team members in the creation & execution of action plans as required to successfully qualify new supplier solutions and ensure successful manufacturing transitions
Create and lead cross functional teams on select commodities to effectively address all facets of sourcing process and results through Product Development, OEM and Aftermarket product phases
Reach out to site tactical supply chain teams to ensure coordination & collaboration for successful implementation of sourcing strategies & initiatives
Lead team in the negotiation of select long term agreements to maximize value from supply base
Lead large scale Bill of Materials (BOM) and program cost savings in support of Solutions initiatives
Develop strategic relationships with targeted suppliers
Review and ensure that the appropriate financial metrics are monitored and that proper fiscal controls are in place
Lead performance improvement using overall leadership experience
Additional tasks and duties as assigned
- Strategic Sourcing or Commodity Management experience is required. Working knowledge of Electronic Components and Connectors is highly desired
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field
MBA is a plus
- 5+ years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing, Commodity Management or Strategic Supply Chain in a manufacturing environment required
Experience in Aerospace industry is highly desired
Knowledge of FAR, DFAR, and ITAR regulations preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications. Advanced working level of Excel
Experienced with Oracle (or other) MRP/ERP system is desired
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices/tools
Motivated self-starter with strong leadership skills and a positive “can do” attitude
Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills. Proven ability to resolve problems quickly and efficiently
Excellent organization and planning skills
Data-driven and able to drive conclusions/make decisions based on data analytics
Demonstrated success to develop and execute comprehensive supply chain strategies, commodity strategies, and action plans
Ability to develop, lead, and motivate cross-functional teams
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively as part of a team in a matrix organization
Strong customer service orientation
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Ability to influence and drive change and accountability
Ability to manage competing interests while maintaining a sense of urgency and to meet frequent short timeline, goals, and deadlines
Strong negotiation and contract management skills
Employment Eligibility Requirement:
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and not require Visa sponsorship to be eligible. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
About Crane Aerospace & Electronics:
Crane Aerospace & Electronicssupplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniquesto optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.
In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check prior to employment.
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.
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