Director of Supply Chain in Arlington Heights at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arens Controls, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright, is a part of our The Curtiss-Wright Industrial segment. This group is a recognized leader in providing components and sub-systems that enable customer specific solutions for on- and off-highway vehicles. Arens Controls products comprise state-of-the-art drivetrain components, such as 'by-wire' and mechanical transmission shifters, as well as electronic control systems for the Hybrid Electronic Vehicle (HEV) market.

Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois

The Opportunity | Director of Supply Chain

The Director of Supply Chain plans and implements activities related to the timely, cost-effective procurement, inventory control, planning and quality control of production materials.



Your Challenge

  • Consulting with Engineering and cross-functional teams to providing technical recommendations and solutions to provide key support to the business related to supply chain and product development.
  • Assisting with the establishment and maintenance of the production control system. Working with customers in auditing customer inventory levels and with internal and external vendors to comply with inventory policies
  • Fulfill Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements by effectively managing quality assurance documentation. Review supplier Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA), control plans and flow diagrams.
  • Plans and implements activities related to the timely, cost-effective procurement, inventory control, planning and quality control of production materials.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce costs, streamline procedures, and implement solutions.
  • Ensures the availability of materials in the supply chain, as scheduled, and the maintenance of inventory at minimum acceptable levels.
  • Responsible for sourcing and supplying raw materials, utilities and outside services, as well coordinating global procurement efforts.
  • Coordinates with finance/accounting on matters involving inventory carrying costs.
  • Reviews and plans requirements for acceptable inventory.
  • As required, provide support on special projects and support the Quality Control group at vendor locations.
  • Daily interface with other Manufacturing Engineers, Design Engineers, Quality Department and Production to provide technical Engineering and Supply Chain

Your Expertise

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to interface with individuals, groups, and diverse cultures.
  • Strong planning and organizational abilities.
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • 2-5 years purchasing, supply chain experience ideally gained from an Engineering / Manufacturing environment
  • A minimum of 2 years Supervisory or Management experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques, a plus
  • Working to varied and diverse problems require the identification of issues, that need to be analyzed before selecting solution based on past experiences within area of expertise
  • Taking ownership and working under minimal direction.

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-PV

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