Supply Chain Operations Manager
Airbus Defence and Space Ltd.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
Employing over 1200 professionals worldwide, Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics offers opportunities to expand on experiences and grow within a dynamic organisation. Whether it is within project supply or commodity management, contracts expertise, supply chain operations or logistics management, the procurement team uses collective intelligence and maximizes synergies to continuously improve and deliver results.
As a Supply Chain Operations Manager (SOM), you are vital part in the procurement community. You are in charge of managing contract execution and supplier delivery performance. You control effectively the activities of our supplier and develop a close understanding of supplier overall situation and scope. You play a key role in the coordination of the multiple interfaces between all stakeholders involved in the supplier operations management (like suppliers, projects, manufacturing etc.). You work closely together with our Commodity Managers and the respective Multifunctional Teams. As focal point towards the supplier for all operational activities, your mission is to implement sustainable improvements of the supply chain performance. Since supply chain management involves working across silos and in many different cultures, soft skills like communication, effective presentation, and multicultural understanding are important.
We are looking for a Supply Chain Operations Manager for equipment’s, that range from Mechanical, Electro mechanical and electronic.
Tasks & accountabilities
•Manage Supplier operational performance and drive necessary collaboration as far as is necessary.
•Day-to-day management of the suppliers from purchase order kick-off to providing all recurrent deliverables.
•Lead or participate as required in progress meetings, design reviews and production reviews.
•Control quality gates, deviation / waiver process, non-conformance processes, change process, and implement supplier surveillance & performance improvement actions plans in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
•Actively monitor & control of supplier performance and delivery.
•Manage performance reviews with the Suppliers based on Vendor Review Board outputs
•Maintain a close communication and coordination with all internal stakeholders to ensure timely suppliers’ deliveries
•Be the main interface for assessing and reporting the supplier risks and propose mitigation actions
•Implement recovery, improvement and follow up plans in order to secure delivery of the products and services in conformity with contract
•Ensure compliance with export regulations for all deliverables from suppliers, on a day to day basis
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.
•Degree in Engineering, Business Management or equivalent.
•Experience in activities which have allowed you to acquire sound skills and knowledge of: Procurement, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing.
•Ability to anticipate, assess and mitigate risks.
•Strong communication skills including active listening and empathy and strong negotiation skills and the ability to persuade, influence and convince.
•Procurement IT tool (SAP/ERP) knowledge would be beneficial.
•Excellent skills in relationship building, team building, empowering, motivating others and conflict management
This position has a high visibility within Procurement and in the functions it is interfacing with; i.e. Projects, Manufacturing, Suppliers.