AAR CORP Deputy Director of Purchasing & Vendor Management in WOOD DALE, Illinois
Title: Deputy Director of Purchasing & Vendor Management
Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale
Job Number: 9137
The Deputy Director of Purchasing and Vendor Management will assist in developing and maintaining a world-class Government procurement organization that will effectively manage vendor performance, procure high quality materials and services, and the minimize the cost of products and services through a compliant procurement system. The Deputy Director will oversee daily procurement operations and will actively work to ensure a high level of performance is achieved through compliant and efficient operations which is supported by strong talent, effective use of technology, and a high value supply chain.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage Procurement operations such that all established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are consistently achieved or exceeded
Increase overall year over year performance and drive cost avoidance through continuous improvement initiative(s)
Develop and maintain procurement policies and procedures.
Assures policies, procedures and other documentation are followed to ensure consistency and compliance.
Create, prepare, and maintain reports that accurately measure the operational performance and effectiveness of the procurement team
Establish and build strong relationships with internal customers and other key stakeholders
Establish a deep understanding and knowledge of parts and supply chain for actively supported or strategically targeted weapon systems and programs throughout the Procurement organization
Instill a culture of compliance, high performance, and a sense of urgency throughout the Procurement organization
Carries out supervisory responsibilities of direct reports. Ensures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct reports are defined and understood. Enables an environment that fosters high performance and establishes policies to ensure adequate management development.
Ensure compliance with all AAR policies and procedures
Support audits and ensure all appropriate documentation is provided to auditors and AAR is represented professionally.
Represent AAR at industry meetings, conventions, and trade shows
Understand market conditions and opportunities to leverage AAR's volume in the marketplace
Identify and integrate vendors into AAR's supply chain that provide the greatest value
Manage the overall performance of AAR's supply chain and work to resolve performance issues with under performing vendors
Coordinate with key stakeholders and support AAR to achieve small business plans and goals
Performs other related duties as assigned
Commitment to company values and ethics
Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timelymanner, and performs tasks accurately
Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy
Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared
Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and writtencommunication skills
Analytical skills: must be able to gather information and use data todetermine cause and effect for complex problem solving
Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailedinstructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakesadditional responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to qualify for this job.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; Minimum of seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
5 plus years of managerial and government procurement experience
Aviation experience preferred
CPSR compliance experience preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran