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PURCHASING DIRECTOR- NORTH AMERICA

Company: LISI
Location: Torrance
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

2600 Skypark Dr, Torrance, CA 90505, USA Req #2169 Friday, March 22, 2024 LISI AEROSPACE is ranked 60th in the global aerospace value chain and specializes in the design and manufacture of high-tech metal components to enhance aircraft safety and performance. Active since 1950 in the fastener market (no. 3 worldwide), LISI AEROSPACE has been a recognized player in metal components for aircraft engines and airframes since 2011. With its dedication to industrial excellence, LISI AEROSPACE aims to become a leader in costs, quality, deadlines and workplace safety. This mindset is represented at every level of our company and by all of our team members. At LISI AEROSPACE, we focus above all on advancement and flexibility. Every employee is empowered and has the latitude they need to carry out their assignments and develop their skills. We provide this mobility and training through our Corporate University, the LISI Knowledge Institute (LKI). As a result, our company is growing fast and always welcoming new talents.SUMMARY The BG Purchasing Director is responsible for coordinating purchasing for the Aerospace North America BG. It ensures common local purchases (LMC) between the BG sites, and organizes standardization and economic and technical optimization within the framework of the purchasing policies defined by the Group Lead Buyers (CMC). ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES . Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation for disabilities may be made for one or more of the following:

  • Manage the purchasing teams of the BG sites and pilot the routines of the service (PSM, etc.) and ensure reporting to management and corporate.
  • Guarantees the achievement of purchasing objectives (savings, OTD, quality, innovation, risk) of the BG sites in coordination with the central and local teams.
  • Analyzes the efficiency of site purchasing departments, implements and monitors KPIs, contributes to the continuous improvement of purchasing processes, and validates site purchasing procedures in line with group and GQMS procedures.
  • For LMC purchasing families, he animates the sourcing and rationalization of the supplier panel meeting the requirements of the LISI Group, and carries out PTS for which he is responsible in order to define the purchasing strategy(ies) of the BG sites
  • Launches calls for tenders common to the BG in accordance with the purchasing strategy, analyzes the offers, synthesizes them and selects the best one, negotiates and contracts with the supplier in agreement with the applicants, and takes into account the requirements of the related services.
  • Validates his file of choice at the sourcing table depending on the case and enforces the decision.
  • Verifies and participates in the development of specifications (gather input data, constraints, etc.) for the files for which he is responsible.
  • Handles supplier disputes, negotiates credit notes, and initiates associated improvement initiatives for the files for which he is responsible.
  • Coordinates risk analyses and audits of capacity charges at group 2 suppliers
  • Collaborates in the definition of the purchasing strategy of the CMCs with the key prescribers of the sites and deploys on the sites the PTS and the contracts carried out by the CMCs.
  • Triggers and animates workshops.
  • Defines the stakes and the purchasing performance objectives of the sites in relation to the coordination of the group.
  • Replaces a site purchasing manager in the event of failure.
  • Deploys and manages class C purchases on BG sites.
  • Animates technical optimization on the sites, deploys the best purchasing and technical practices, and animates standardization.
  • Trains and accompanies newcomers to the workplace.
  • Complies with all HSE, quality, and traceability rules in force in the company.
  • This position requires 30% of domestic and international travel. Ways of Working, Experience, and Behaviors To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Analytical - Ability to analyze and understand complex information, product specification, and critical technical information. Able to scrutinize information providing succinct information on risks and proposed actions
    • Technical Skills - Understands and has working knowledge of ISO 9001, AS 9100, NADCAP, Mil-Specs, ITAR, General aircraft construction and aircraft industry trends, Aircraft fasteners industry, Aerospace specifications, metallurgy, processing, composite aircraft materials and processing, composite aircraft applications. Able to clearly share expertise and transfer technical knowledge to others; Work in problem solving, team environment; Communicates technical knowledge and expertise with customers to instill confidence regarding technical function and ability.
    • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens intently to others and seeks clarification; Provides clear and rational responses to inquiries regardless of the situation.
    • Written Communication - Writes technical documents clearly and accurately; Transfers technical data into meaningful written documents that can be understood by all levels of the organization.
    • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
    • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
    • Cost Consciousness - Works within the direction of the department's resources; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.
    • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. Supervisory Responsibilities Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include: training, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS SKILLS AND ABILITIESEducation and/or Experience B.S. Degree in Purchasing or Aerospace Engineering from a four-year college and (10) ten years of purchasing experience in an industrial environment. Candidate must also have cross-functional management experience. Basic Qualifications Analysis Price/Offer Comparison Management Additional Qualifications Project management experience on large-scale projects is required. Language Skills Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write appropriate and meaningful reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public is essential. Mathematical Skills Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume strengths (tensile, shear, etc.). Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following application software: ERP Database; Internet; Inventory; Manufacturing; Intermediate Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Advanced Excel, Intermediate Word, and Project. Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND ,SAFETY Physical Demands The physical demands 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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, and to speak or listen. The employee is frequently required to sit and r equires eye-hand coordination, repetitive hand movement, and manual dexterity use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand for extended periods of time and walk. The employee must occasionally bend, reach shoulder level and lift, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Hearing level within normal/average range. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Safety and Environmental The responsibilities of the position include compliance with company and governmental safety, environmental, and hazardous materials regulations, and procedures. The employee will be required to wear personal safety equipment such as safety glasses, hearing protection, or proper footwear PPE in specified areas.All employees are responsible for complying with the rules and regulations set forth by Federal, Local, and State government, LISI Aerospace, and HSE Procedures.All employees are responsible for attending all training provided and for adhering to all HSE procedures, policies, and plans, conforming to reporting requirements, and safe operating procedures at all times.All employees are required to bring any known or suspected nonconformance for all company procedures or legal requirements to management's attention immediately.Continually seek opportunities to improve our HSE performance by establishing objectives and targets, measuring progress, and reporting our results.As a director ensures that people under his/her responsibility, or people interacting with equipment under his/her responsibility, are respecting the HSE rules of the site.LISI is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.
      • 2600 Skypark Dr, Torrance, CA 90505, USA
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