The Director of Supplier Program Management (SPM) will lead the enterprise function across SNC’s 4 main business areas. Reporting to the Vice President of Procurement, the SPM Director leads a team of direct reports, indirect reports and several matrixed personnel. The SPM function is responsible for total supplier performance, total materials budget, and all subcontracts, agreements and purchase orders on given major programs or portions of programs as well establishing comprehensive material business plans, forecasts and strategies. Combining the skills of Program Management and Procurement are necessary to be effective in this role.
The Director will provide direct support to programs and business areas as well as lead the development of corporate process. The focus for corporate process development includes establishing service level expectations, policy/procedure, standard work products, and establishing high levels of internal customer intimacy. This corporate service is an emerging capability within SNC and the Director will be required to influence proper adoption across the business areas. A well designed and disciplined approach to supplier management is the expected outcome.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
•Leading a team in managing and facilitating supplier program execution and identifying, mitigating and resolving risks/issues as well as facilitating supplier performance in a supplier management team (SMT) environment
•Leading supplier portion of program execution with special focus on maximizing profit generation, costs savings, sales goal achievement and new business wins where suppliers are critical probability of a win
•Developing, maintaining & reporting of supplier portion of product cost model that includes Non-Recurring Engineering, Prototypes, Qualification, Certification, Production & Sustainment costs
•Responsible to the Program Management Office the SPM coordinates efforts of Engineering, Operations and Business Management in developing/establishing a program material budget & schedule and then execute within that plan. The Supplier Management Plan (SMP) is the governing document for effective supplier management and the SPM is responsible for the production of the SMP and adoption within the SMTs
•The SPM function is one of three primary skills that leads to effective supplier management. The other two being Procurement and Supplier Quality. The SPMs are responsible for creating a high level of integration between the three primary skills and the PMO. A disciplined and scripted process is expected, although at times urgent and creative problem solving may be required
•Leading a team in development, maintenance and updates of supplier requirements including subcontract structure, specifications, interface control documents, software requirement documents, test plans/procedures, quality requirements, Statements of Work (SOWs), terms and conditions, payment terms, milestone payment plans, data and hardware deliverable requirements, and project/deliverable schedules
•Leading a team in managing, storing and evaluating all data deliverables for compliance/completeness and leading approval of these data deliverables in coordination with operations, engineering, quality and the program office
•Leading a team in analyzing critical cost, technical and schedule aspects of proposals paying special attention to price and any exceptions to terms, the SOW, the Spec or any other key requirements: then establish negotiation targets with PM and engineering teams with prioritized list of cost, schedule and technical requirements to trade to meet targets
•Leading a team in evaluating supplier performance regularly using methods such as site visits, program reviews, various objective performance measurements, milestone achievement criteria, project schedule tracking, earned value tracking, risk burn down tracking, specification/SOW TBD/TBR tracking and other methods as needed
•Determining, establishing and maintaining routine reporting requirements for relevant performance metrics
•Developing and maintaining key chart deck of supplier management plans with regular status reporting of progress against the plan to program and corporate leadership teams
•Leading a team in placing, administering, issuing change orders and closing out subcontracts in addition to supporting audits
•Leading a team to respond to changing needs of operations, engineering and business management within the program plan and to negotiate adjustments in supplier plans and delivery dates to ensure suppliers do not negatively impact operations build plans, engineering development plans and key business management financial objectives
•Driving forward best possible supplier outcomes from operations and quality management led Failure Review Boards and vendor returns
•Ensuring compliance with applicable policies/procedures/processes/instructions pertaining to an affiliated company being serviced under a Service Level Agreement (SLA) as well as any SNC specific policies/procedures/instructions required for employment and company performance
•Applying expertise/analysis/negotiation in FFP, T&M, IDIQ, BOA, multi-year pricing agreements, strategic agreements and other agreement/proposal types
•Lead team to analyze and address and assist in any invoice discrepancies, accounts payable issues or company cash flow challenges associated with supplier payments
•Ensure team maintains accurate Procurement files and accurate data is maintained in ERP/MRP system of record; the SPMs must work with Procurement to ensure SNC maintains an approved purchasing system (CPSR)
•Responsible for timely execution of all direct report personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
•Responsible for team leadership oversight and for ensuring team training; adoption of Integrated Supply Chain Management (ISCM) processes
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
•Travel may be extensive at times; nominally 25% and up to 50% travel between SNC business areas and suppliers
•Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
•Other duties as assigned
•Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external); balancing strict compliance to laws and regulations with efficient operations
•Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations (Anniversary and Annual), Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
•Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team training
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
•Master’s preferred in business management, engineering, finance, supply chain, operations or other discipline pertinent to effective program and supplier management combined with technical or operations related undergraduate degree
•20+ yrs of supply chain/operations/engineering focused program/project management in high tech product markets
•Experience working in aircraft, aerospace, space, electronics, software and/or other high tech industries
•Experience in multiple phases of product cycle to include prototyping, development, qualification, certification, LRIP (Low Rate Initial Production), FRP (Full Rate Production) and Sustainment
•Experience in Design to Target Cost product development programs
•Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management, EVMS, Material Sale Forecasts, ERP/MRP, Gate Reviews
•Diplomacy and tact with internal customers, assertiveness and creativity with suppliers including establishing effective executive level communication channels
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University or College
•15-20+ years’ experience in efforts similar to program management, engineering management, operations management, technical management, project management, subcontracts and/or contracts management, supply chain management & business management
•Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required
•This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.
•To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Internal Number: R0005386
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