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Purchasing Manager - Raw Materials

Company: Spirit AeroSystems
Location: Wichita
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.
Spirit AeroSystems' Supply Chain Management Organization is responsible for the procurement of all materials and services. The company has contracts and agreements in place with top-tier suppliers across the globe. A Purchasing / Procurement Manager at Spirit is responsible for leading a team of purchasing professionals through the life cycle of purchased components from requirement identification, sourcing, order placement and receipt/ delivery to the assembly line. Our teams ensure we have the right part, at the right place, at the right time.
Key Accountabilities:

  • Performs responsibilities requiring the integration of disciplines from more than one supplier management and procurement job family and applies independent, specialized technical expertise to support a wide range of business objectives
  • Activities include, but are not limited to, the development, integration, implementation, and execution of multidisciplinary business processes
  • Works cross-functionally with internal and external customers and suppliers and all employee levels to carry out responsibilities
  • Applies process management and improvement techniques
  • Uses problem-solving skills and analytical abilities to develop innovative and expedient solutions to problems
  • Facilitates work teams, provides training, and interfaces with internal organizations and external customers with regard to project planning, problem resolution, and process improvement
  • The role demands a focused individual who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative team environment. Candidates must also display strong judgment, leadership, and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and departments in a diverse environment


    • 5+ years of experience in as a Supply Chain Professional and/or Management experience in a production environment
    • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
    • Experience working with multiple cross functional groups
    • Strong Project Management and Time Management Skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Experience presenting to and interacting with all levels of the organization
    • Ability to effect change -

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Supply Chain or other relevant course of study preferred.
      • Knowledge of MRP Systems preferred
      • Knowledge/experience with/in manufacturing and manufacturing process a plus
      • Knowledge of metallic aircraft raw materials
      • Knowledge of composite aircraft manufacturing raw materials is a plus
      • Governance and Compliance background including experience with AS9100 or other external audits
      • APICS, CPIM, CSCP or other industry certification preferred
      • 2+ years of experience in a leadership role
      • SAP experience

        Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita , Purchasing Manager - Raw Materials, Professions , Wichita, Kansas

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