• Supply Chain Manager

    Location US-PA-North Wales
    Posted Date 7 months ago(6/15/2018 9:58 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 Group is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.
    Triumph Integrated Systems provides a full range of integrated solutions for aircraft manufactures around the globe. We partner with key manufacturers to produce crucial components, systems and subsystems required to help maintain a competitive and technological advantage. We provide design, development and support of internally designed components, subsystems and systems, as well as production of complex assemblies using external designs. 
    Based in North Wales, PA, Triumph employs approximately 120 personnel. The company’s key products and services include design, development, manufacturer and support of highly engineered mechanical controls and components as well as production of complex mechanical assemblies using external designs for fixed wing and rotary commercial and military aircraft, naval vessels, military vehicles, nuclear power stations and industrial plants. 

    Reporting into the Op-Co Director of Supply Chain, and managing 2 facilities, North Wales & Shelbyville, IN; sitting in North Wales, PA. The effective, knowledgeable, and committed Supply Chain Manager will oversee and conduct data analysis to improve our supply chain operations. This is a critical role in our organization, charged with increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Our ideal candidate will have a highly analytical mind and a strong business acumen directed toward a commitment to optimization and efficiency.

    Problem-solving skills and attention to detail are non-negotiable skills for this role. Exceptional management skills, approachability, clarity in giving direction and delegating responsibilities, and an ability to see the big picture will ensure success in this position. Our overall goal is to find the right person to help our supply chain run as smoothly and profitably as possible.


    • Oversee creation of processes and methods to gather supply chain data to effectively support business decisions and customer needs.
    • Process and analyze data, identifying problematic areas and developing a plan to make strategic improvements.
    • Design and implement necessary supply chain optimization projects to strategically align with Op-Co, BU and Corporate supply chain initiatives.
    • Develop requirements and standards to ensure site goals and performance metrics are attained.
    • Analyze, optimize, and oversee inventory procedures.  Actively representing the Supply Chain function in corporate wide TIP initiatives.
    • Commitment to uncovering the most cost-effective shipping modes and schedules.
    • Track KPIs and generate reports for supply chain performance.
    • Identify new suppliers, visit existing suppliers and negotiate terms of the supply agreements including discount structures and volume rebates.
    • Establish strategic relationships with key suppliers ensuring a competitive price and on time delivery for production.
    • Foster and maintain a close working partnership with Program Management, Engineering and Contracts departments on the evaluation of new and existing materials components in support of new product development.
    • Evaluate bid or make recommendations based upon technical and cost competitive factors.
    • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures.
    • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
    • Lead and manage the site Supply Chain team, ensuring their continuous development and building a collaborative team environment.
    • Provides guidance and shares best practices to the Supply Chain team.
    • Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and date commodity is needed. Determines the best supply source by analyzing competitive RFQ’s.
    • Develops and issues RFQ packages to prospective suppliers.
    • Evaluates the most appropriate supplier to be used for various purchased items and advises team members and/or management on the appropriate supplier to be used. Acts as a liaison between the Company and suppliers.
    • Ensures on time delivery by expediting suppliers as required. Ensures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company.  Drives On-Time delivery above 95% overall from all key suppliers.
    • Provides support to internal customers by advising of any trends in cost, quality, or purchase order status.
    • Participates in Commodity Strategy development efforts, concentrating on supplier capability enhancement and/or rationalization
    • Perform supplier onsite assessments and provide suppliers support on lean tools, including all phases of lean implementation with a focus on capacity improvement, cost improvement, quality, on time delivery, lead-times
    • Negotiate contracts, long term agreements and develop pricing strategies


    • Bachelor’s degree in related field strongly preferred. Procurement and Supply Chain Management a plus
    • 10 years’ experience in manufacturing and commodity purchasing role.
    • At least 4 years of management experience
    • Strong knowledge of purchasing practices and negotiating skills.
    • Demonstrated ability on strategic sourcing
    • Proactively and reactively managing supply base
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Excel, Word and Project.
    • Experience in MRP systems is essential
    • Strong leadership skills to overcome challenges and achieve results.
    • Strong Project Management knowledge and skills are highly desired
    • Lean Six Sigma or Process Improvement training and/or experience is preferred
    • APICS certification preferred
    • Global sourcing experience a plus
    • Analytical skills required to solve complex issues.
    • Ability to read blueprints a plus
    • Able to multi task in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability and willingness to travel to suppliers, customers, other Triumph locations, etc. as needed - 15%


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