Smiths Tubular Systems d/b/a Titeflex Aerospace

Job Description


Job Title: Director, Supply Chain

Department: Procurement

Reports To: General Manager


Summary Develops and sources new suppliers, negotiates prices and contracts, and develops supplier transition plans. Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in sourcing, purchasing and distributing materials, equipment, and supplies including planning, inventory and logistics in an organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the procurement function.

  • Support S and OP integration by ensuring adequate materials delivery, as well as schedule/demand and pricing communication.

  • Identifies and manages key supplier selection activities.

  • In conjunction with the Director of Quality develops appropriate supplier performance measurements, facilitates consistent measurement, and manages goals.

  • Develops, leads, and supports cost reduction initiatives.

  • Organizes, supervises, and directs the work of warehouse personnel engaged in receiving, issuing, and delivering supplies and equipment.

  • Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures.

  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepares market analysis reports.

  • Develops a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.

  • Designs, implements, manages, and monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.

  • Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.

  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices.

  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

  • Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.Oversees all activities related to procurement of a commodity, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity.

  • Assigns procurement requests to the appropriate personnel.

  • Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.

  • Develops and installs clerical and office procedures and practices, and studies work flow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to determine expediency of installing new or improved office machines.

  • Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.

  • Consistently, regularly and dependably at work and on time.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises five to ten employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree required, Fifth year college or university program certificate desired; and seven to ten years related supply chain experience in the Aerospace industry and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

APICS certified is preferred.


Other Skills and Abilities

Experience sourcing parts outside of the US.


Other Qualifications

Ability to travel 30% of the time.

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