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Technical Sub-Contract Manager

Company: Supplier Management Solutions, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Technical Sub-Contract Manager (TSM) - AerospaceTechnical Subcontract Manager (TSM) support for multiple aeronautics programs. The TSM's job is to provide onsite support at various suppliers facilities in order to mitigate any and all supply chain risks and constraints. The position requires a thorough understanding of both Airframe and Major Systems manufacturing procedures and production processes. Desired candidate must exhibit excellent people skills as close interaction with suppliers, sub-tier suppliers, and other LM technical and administrative employees will be required. Candidate must be able to be mentored/trained by other LM technical employees on legacy program processes and design standards. Experience with SAP ERP system desirable. Candidate must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Candidate must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools is also required.The TSM is a member of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) team that the company uses to minimize disruptions to the supply chain by providing "in the field" oversight of supplier execution. As a project manager overseeing multiple Suppliers, daily activities will include: working with supplier personnel to prioritize components through manufacturing, validating the status of the deliverable parts and providing detailed status to company procurement, preparing plans to reduce/prevent shortages, identifying risks in the supply chain, and developing risk mitigation plans to minimize the potential impact to the company.Engages in the evaluation of supplier production capabilities as well as supplier capacity evaluations. Includes periodic constraint and risk evaluation and assessments. Included are provisions for identifying restraints and bottlenecks with product flow and offer solutions and recommendations to suppliers for improvements. Facilitates the flow of materials, products, in process processing and finished goods to and from work cells and suppliers / sub-tier suppliers. Ensures verification of materials through finished goods are compliant with specifications and standards as required.Job Description:

  • Understand production processes as they relate to aircraft systems components and avionics equipment, machined part fabrication, tooling fabrication, and lean manufacturing.
  • Will be a self-starter that can analyze supplier processes and developing improvement plans in collaboration with personnel from both the supplier and the company.
  • Will regularly collaborate across multiple functions (within the company and at the supplier facility), including production, procurement, quality, and engineering, in order to expedite parts/assemblies that are required to support each of the company Aeronautics Lines of Business (LOB).
  • The success of the person in this position will greatly depend on his/her ability to communicate clearly and effectively with supplier personnel at varying levels of an organization.
  • Will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to build relationships quickly with multiple stakeholders.Required Skills:
    • 5-7 years Hands-on experience as Project Manager
    • Experience with Industrial Engineering
    • Direct Manufacturing experience
    • Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Previous experience with electronic Material Requirements Planning systems such as SAP.
    • Ability to work across multiple venues with both internal and external customers and suppliers to ensure on time delivery.
    • Requires comprehensive understanding of overall manufacturing processes and procedures, with an ability to interpret specifications and contracts, as well as an understanding of objective evidence.
    • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills for presentations and potential executive level briefings
    • Previous experience working closely with Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineers and Purchasing to coordinate planning and work schedules for production.
    • Excellent interpersonal relations, customer service, and written/oral communication skills required.
    • Well organized, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to gather, interpret, analyze and proactively act on data with minimal supervision.
    • High sense of urgency with ability to work in a fast-paced team environment anticipating and adjusting to production challenges to meet customer requirements.
    • Demonstrated skills and experience purchasing in an electronics manufacturing environment.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen -Supplier Management Solutions, LLC can restrict hiring to US Citizens when government contracts require us to do so. 8 U.S.C. - 1324b(a)(2)(C).Desired Skills and Education:
      • Hands-on experience with ERP System Applications a plus
      • Higher education preferred.Required Education (including certifications):
        • High School DiplomaPay Range: $37 - $42 hourlyPlease note that the salary information is a general guideline only. SMS/Trigo considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.Company OverviewSupplier Management Solutions (SMS), a TRIGO Company,is the leader in the Aerospace & Defense Industry providing global Supplier Delivery Assurance, Supplier Development and Quality Management Services. SMS provides a fully integrated service solution to optimize Supplier performance through an embedded"boots on the ground"business model to drive systemic changes that enhance Supplier Quality and Supplier Delivery performance. We work as an extension of our Customers to build and maintain supplier and customer collaboration to ensure improved results and provide visibility throughout the supply chain. SMS' team of dedicated Delivery Assurance Specialists, Supplier Development Specialists, Supplier Quality Engineers and Program Managers support hundreds of Customers and are deployed to thousands of Suppliers worldwide focused on achieving On-Time and On-Quality Delivery results.Supplier Management Solutions, LLC (SMS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans, and may require US Citizenship for employment on certain defense contracts subject to ITAR restrictions.All qualified candidates will receive consideration. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Supplier Management Solutions, LLC, Chicago , Technical Sub-Contract Manager, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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