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Senior Sourcing Specialist

Company: CIRCOR International, Inc
Location: Corona
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Sr. Sourcing SpecialistORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTUREBUSINESS: Aerospace & DefenseLOCATION: CoronaDIRECT REPORTING: Sourcing & Supply Quality ManagerAbout CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluid and motion control products for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CIRCOR products are flying on most commercial and military aircraft, including single and twin aisle air transport, business and regional jets, military transports and fighters, and commercial and military rotorcraft. Other markets include unmanned aircraft, shipboard applications, and military ground vehicles.Business units are in Corona, California; Warren, Massachusetts; Hauppauge, New York; Paris, France; Uxbridge, UK; and Tangier, Morocco. Parent company CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is headquartered in Corona, California. POSITION DETAILSPosition SummaryPosition requires a dynamic, self-driven team member with experience working in a manufacturing environment. The Sourcing Specialist will be an integral part of Supply Chain Team and will work closely with Supplier Quality, Buyers and Sourcing Specialists to execute a time-sensitive cost reduction strategy for purchased parts.Will support the development, enhancement, validation, and sourcing for various purchased commodities for New Product Introduction and manage the transfer of assemblies from one site to another.Will also support placement of purchase orders and follow up of purchase orders for production when the need arises.Will be responsible for developing and/or maintaining cost reduction and cost tracking activities. This person will have the opportunity to develop his/her unique skills and innovate as well as take on expanded roles to capitalize on his/her potential.Principal Activities

  • Identify, develop and maintain strategic relationships with suppliers
  • Manage transfers (supplier to supplier, outsourcing) and various project in collaboration with engineering and quality
  • Monitor and continuously improve suppler performance against contractual standards (KPIs)
  • Secure commitment from suppliers in terms of quality, cost and delivery (QCD)
  • Implement cost reduction plans with suppliers by challenging existing portfolios
  • Implement and maintain Long Term Agreements and Purchasing Agreements with key suppliers
  • Lead various sourcing projects and transfers based on internal procedures and within assigned commodities
  • Estimates costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements pertaining to New Product Introductions for Costing purposes
  • Launch procurement activity, conduct follow-up to ensure that OTD/Quality Performance objectives are achieved
    • Responsible for supplier visits to better understand manufacturing processes and identify areas for efficiency improvement and cost reduction
    • Develops and maintains thorough knowledge of technological developments and trends for guidance of commodity teams in advancements of design, quality, and manufacturing
    • Work with Design Engineering in their review of part cost drivers (features, tolerances)
    • Work at fast pace to review/validate cost models
    • Actively contribute to supplier qualification, selection, and on-going evaluationCANDIDATE REQUIREMENTSKnowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Project Management
      • Technical understanding of machining and various processing used in aerospace industry
      • Familiarity with AS9100 Quality Management Systems
      • Blue print reading and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
      • Excellent Leadership
      • Strong Data Analytical skills (Good understanding of the ability to analyze suppliers cost drivers)
      • Strong Negotiation sills
      • Ability to multitask
      • Good written and verbal communication skills
      • Good problem solving and reasoning abilities
      • Self-motivated, requiring low levels of supervision
      • Good time-management and self-organization skills
      • Flexibility (to accommodate various international time zones)
      • Ability to achieve challenging goals under pressureEducation & ExperienceBachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management with a minimum of 5 -10 years' experience preferred in sourcing or project management in a manufacturing environment and significant understanding of new product introduction processes. Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), APICS, Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) - Preferred.PAY RANGE: $82K - $87K). Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: CIRCOR International, Inc, Corona , Senior Sourcing Specialist, Other , Corona, California

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