• Strategic Sourcing Project Manager

    Location US-MI-Macomb | US-UT-Park City
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/24/2018 2:36 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 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 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. 

    As a member of the Strategic Sourcing team, the Project Manager is responsible for overseeing cross-functional projects i.e., supplier “work transfers”, cost reductions, etc. for 2 facilities, Park City, UT and Macomb, MI. Projects are of a moderate to complex nature.  The incumbent will oversee project planning, prioritizing, and scheduling. Successful candidates must effectively negotiate to manage project schedules and ensure all milestones are achieved within identified and documented time, budget, and performance expectations.  In addition, the Project Manager will monitor and report the status of all projects to executive staff, project sponsors, clients, and other stakeholders.


    • Manage supplier/cost reduction initiatives, including transition “work transfer” process, using existing standard work and managing the process for existing and new supplier transitions.
    • Identify, facilitate, validate, and report on cost reduction and transition projects across all commodities (direct and indirect);
    • Responsible for the design, coordination, execution, and completion of various projects. 
    • Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor progress, and provide necessary updates to management. 
    • Cost reduction/work transfer coordination and project management strategy development across all commodities working with Commodity Leads.
    • Coordinate and facilitate corporate (multi-company) cost reduction initiative activities, including implementing and maintain a commodity wide savings tracker and project funnel.
    • Create and implement improvements to the strategic sourcing and work transfer processes.
    • Identify and deliver opportunities for cost reduction, driving savings in-line with overall business expectation, ensuring targets for cost reduction are achieved and/or exceeded.


    • Bachelors’ Degree (Business, Operations, Supply Management or Engineering).
    • 5+ years working in a Manufacturing Environment, with proven experience in the procurement and sourcing of a large variety of commodities (raw materials, purchased parts, assemblies, etc.).
    • Complete understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, inventory control, purchasing, logistics, and shipping/receiving.
    • Previous experience leading projects and participating in team events. .
    • Proven negotiation and strong analytical skills.
    • Experience working with Lean Manufacturing Tools.
    • Ability to define problems, analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.
    • A self-directed individual, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Creative, quality, and results-driven work ethic.
    • Strong PC skills (Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint).
    • Demonstrated experience in negotiating limited supplier, low volume contracts.
    • Experience working with aerospace specifications and quality systems a plus.
    • Materials engineering or manufacturing engineering background highly preferred
    • APICS Certification, Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or Contracts Management desired.
    • PMP Certification highly desired.
    • Up to 20% travel 


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