• New Product Introduction (NPI) Project Lead

    Location US-CT-West Hartford
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/31/2018 10:38 AM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Positions Remaining
    Position Type
    Full time
    Experience (Years)
    Purchasing/Supply Chain - All
    Security Clearance Required?
  • Overview

    Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So, whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.
    Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.
    Triumph Engine Control Systems is a leading independent aerospace fuel system supplier for the commercial, military, helicopter, and business jet markets. Based in West Hartford, CT, Triumph employs approximately 500 personnel. The Company’s key products and services include electronic engine controls, fuel metering units, and main fuel pumps for both the OE and aftermarket/spares end markets.

    We are looking for an experience New Product Introduction (NPI) Project Lead who will be supporting our customers proposal activity, you will act as the Supply Chain focal point for material cost inputs and initial sourcing recommendations. 


    • Responsible for the cost, quality and delivery for all purchased parts and the successful transition to production. These efforts will be supported by the site and enterprise strategic commodity teams, utilizing the executive sourcing board process.
    • Support IR&D efforts by exploring and developing new potential sources of supply, especially on new and differentiating technologies.
    • Support customer proposal activity for new products and product improvements by providing material cost inputs and initial sourcing recommendations
    • Full implementation responsibility (including equipment, “Design to Cost” & schedule) up to first article delivery for new product launches.
    • Represents Supply Chain department at internal program reviews and customer program reviews as required.
    • Participates in and oversees overall program strategy, research and development requirements, development, and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products.
    • Coordinates technical product development and production readiness.
    • Collaborates with various functional areas, including supply chain, sales, engineering, marketing, quality, finance, manufacturing and operations to develop and provide product definitions responsive to customer needs and market opportunities.
    • Prepares sourcing plans and strategies for new products and product improvement projects.
    • Maintains communications and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, schedule, and sales information for product line.
    • Convert customer requirements into Statements of Work and create contracting vehicles that ensure maximum symmetry.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field required.
    • Minimum of 7 years of supply chain experience with prior related project management experience.
    • Must be able to communicate well with both manufacturing and engineering personnel.
    • Prior experience within an aerospace manufacturing setting preferred.
    • Prior program management and/or planning experience a plus.
    • Ability to travel, potentially 15%. 


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