• Director of Supply Chain

    Location US-CT-Windsor | US-PA-North Wales
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/17/2018 12:43 PM)
    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 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 (TIS) is a $1.0B Business Unit which 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. 


    Director of Supply Chain Position for Mechanical Solutions will be based in Windsor, CT, and will have Supply Chain responsibility for Five (5) facilities (Domestic and International). Triumph Mechanical Solutions, an Operating Company within TIS, employs over 450 people. The Company's key products and services include manufacturing, design and development of highly engineered mechanical controls, actuations and components, as well as production of highly complex mechanical assemblies used across multiple aircraft applications.


    The Director will provide leadership in achieving the Division’s and Site’s business objectives through effective management and execution of a Supply Chain strategy that creates a discriminating competitive advantage for the Company, the Division and the Site.


    • Functional Supply Chain and Operating company (OpCo) leadership for Mechanical Solutions, including supply chain functional lead for four (5) sites domestic and International. Responsible to achieve all financial (cost reduction), non-financial and Supplier measurement goals (Delivery and Quality).
      • Managing a group of supply chain professionals including but not limited to site Purchasing Managers and Strategic commodity leaders, as assigned and their overall scope of responsibilities.
      • Manages the buying of critical components and commodities for production across multiple value streams.
    • Drive operational excellence and lead the implementation of best practices, strategies, processes and procedures for procurement of materials, equipment and services supporting all programs across the two sites.
    • Drive core Supply Chain performance for the Program including delivery, cost and quality; implement corrective / preventative action where necessary.
    • Develop a world-class diverse team to support the Supply Chain mission. Build on the team’s skill-set, through training, experiential roles and development plans; with a special focus on enhancing strategic thinking and negotiation across the Supply Chain organization.
    • Lead and direct the development and implementation of modern logistics and inventory management strategies for efficient product tracking, routing and distribution ensuring On Time Delivery (OTD).
    • Proactively deploy common processes / standard work, practices and tools to minimize redundant expenditures across businesses, reduce cycle times, lower inventory levels and rationalize the supply base.
    • Engage regularly with Customers (on site and remote), Suppliers and internal stakeholders to proactively identify opportunities to improve Customer satisfaction and TGI performance.
    • Lead and deliver on all New Program Introduction (NPI) commitments. Control material purchasing to strict cost, quality and time schedules.  Lead and direct inventory management and cash initiatives in line with company goals and eliminate shortages.
    • Work closely with TIS Business Unit and TGI Enterprise Commodity leaders to evaluate common spend and identify opportunities to obtain price reductions with existing Suppliers, rationalizing and consolidating supply base with resulting long-term agreements (LTAs) and supporting lean initiatives with Suppliers.
    • Cultivate strategic alliances / relationships with participants across the Supply Chain including Customer Senior Leadership to leverage cost effectiveness, just in time / OTD and inventory ownership.
    • Ensure security of supply through Supplier appraisal procedures and ensure compliance to industry leading standards of ethical conduct.
    • Partner with Supplier Quality to ensure the highest levels of product Quality and OTD.
    • Position reports functionally to the Sr. Director Supply Chain for Integrated Systems Business Unit, while directly supporting the Operating Company President for Mechanical Solutions.
    • This position is seated in Windsor, CT.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or a related technical degree is required. Master’s Degree or MBA preferred.
    • Minimum of 10 years Supply Chain or Operations experience is required. Experience must include Supply Chain Management / Operations experience within the aerospace industry - preferably with a high-level / tier one integrator or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
    • Direct expertise with metal/raw materials, gears and aerospace manufacturing (fabrications and machining) and assembly is highly preferred. Experience with work transfer process and machining off-load preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience leading the Supply Chain function at all stages of a program’s life cycle, including New Product Introduction (NPI).
    • Demonstrable operational financial acumen regarding cash flow, margin, working capital, inventory turns, and net present value is required. Experience leading the strategic analysis to determine make / buy decisions is required.
    • Demonstrate initiative and advanced interpersonal skills in team problem solving situations, relationship building and aligning with business goals.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Domestic and International travel (20% to 30%), as needed.


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