Supplier Development Engineer

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.
Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain ‚ from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft ‚ from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.
We are seeking individuals who will deploy, implement, and manages the organization, systems, processes and procedures governing the supplier performance measurement strategy and standardization of direct materials / finished goods/ services to support Triumph‚ s manufacturing activities. Some of the role responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Defines, measures, analyses, improves and controls low suppliers performances in the businesses by engaging with all the main stakeholders and leading with six sigma and lean approach.
  • Sustainable improvement of the supplier performances to meet the overall cost, quality and business objectives of the products, services within Triumph.
  • Supports new product introductions and end of life cycle processes.
  • Responsible for supplier quality, supplier performance and compliance.
  • Strong customer, operation and supplier relationship management; quality management system; lean six sigma operational experience; project and program management; personnel and people development; main component and service category knowledge and supplier market knowledge desirable.
  • Able to demonstrate familiarity and hands-on experience with quality management and global sourcing management functional competencies.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and agility in working within a matrix and cross-functional environment to pro-actively (and reactively) address supplier quality, service, delivery and other critical supply issues; ability to understand and work within diverse cultural landscape and all organizational levels to seek opportunities for improvement and leverage the entire enterprise/resources for problem resolution when and where required.
  • Supports new product introduction by supporting cross-functional teams.
  • Support the procurement initiative on transforming our supplier base (rationalization, re-sourcing) by supporting with supplier assessment and development in line with compliance, risk management, cost, quality, delivery and services targets.
  • Acts with customers in mind; promotes customer focused business practices; takes time to establish personal contact with key internal customers at all levels of management and ensure organizational and business needs are being met; constantly looking for "voice of the customer" with respect to continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Strong communication skills - verbal, non-verbal-, leadership, active listening, assertiveness, problem solving, decision making, stress management, perseverance, the ability to influence and lead in driving changes in the organization, conflict management strong negotiation skills, building effective teams, customer focus, and continuous improvement focus; empowerment mindset with team members.
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) required (in Engineering preferred); MBA preferred.
  • 10-15 years of experience in supplier quality management, engineering, or supply chain with specific experience in supplier quality measurement and development.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt, Master Black Belt, and/or LEAN expert desired
  • Travel requirements: 50 - 75 %

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