Senior Supply Chain Manager in Brecksville at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 9/3/2019

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Job Description

At Farris Engineering the Supply Chain Management (SCM) function will coordinate and be responsible for $30M in annual global material purchasing. It will coordinate between Supply Chain, Operations, the Commercial organization, Finance and Business Planning function.

This key role is part of the succession planning for the business and will report directly to the Director of Demand Planning.

The Senior Supply Chain Manager will be accountable for leading the Supply Chain strategy and execution to enable increased business value and productivity. The Senior Supply Chain Manager will:

Own all aspects of the global sourcing and procurement function for Farris Engineering to include:

    • Cost performance to plan

    • Ensure performance to associated Working Capital targets

    • Sourcing strategy to support global expansion of business

    • Trade compliance

    • Ensure best delivery and lead time performance for shipment of Farris product

  • Must be able to develop and effectively communicate the strategic vision for supply chain development and evolution

  • Must be able to develop and implement effective tactical project plans for execution once strategies are approved

  • Direct, lead and develop a small buying team to create world class supplier performance

  • Work effectively with Demand Planning, Operations, Sales, Engineering and Finance to identify opportunities for improvement and drive efficiency

Decisions made within this function need to be made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve targeted results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take overall responsibility for the strategic sourcing goals of the company and implement action items to ensure that those goals are achieved

  • Manage Purchase Price Variance (PPV) to the maximum benefit of the company

  • Manage development of staff encouraging professional growth and succession planning

  • Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost service guarantee and develop "win-win" strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers

  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models

  • Implement supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions

  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of markets and suppliers

  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities

  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships (trade shows, supplier meetings, conferences, etc.)

  • Participate in establishing short-term and long range planning and budget development of the company to support strategic business goals

  • Develop a supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives

  • Establishes purchasing policies and ensures compliance within the department

  • Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization

  • Lead department to develop forecasts for future demand and place orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-time

  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and internationally

  • Excess and Obsolescence inventory management

  • Oversee staffing/recruiting/training /coaching of direct reports including performance reviews


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or Engineering from accredited university

  • MBA strongly preferred

  • Supply chain management certification: APICS (CSCP, CPIM, SCOR-P) or ISM (CPSM)

  • Required ten (10) years of successfully measured global sourcing and supply chain management experience with industrial products in a mix-model (high mix/low volume) production environment

  • Required five years (5) management experience in supply chain management

  • Excellent negotiations training with experience in freight transportation and understanding of US HTS codes and classifications

  • Proven ability to build relationships and work effectively as a leader and/or team member with cross-functional teams

  • Strong financial understanding a must

  • Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilities to ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria)

  • Knowledge of the legal terminology and language related to supplier and/or vendor agreements and contracts

  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Self-starter approach to work with an eagerness to take responsibility and constantly exceed goals

  • Ability to identify tool and talent gaps and work to resolve through development or acquiring

  • Advanced systems skills and working knowledge of MS Office, with advanced Excel knowledge

Positive attitude, professional demeanor and adaptable to a changing, fast paced environment

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.