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Category Lead Indirect job at Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth MN
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Cirrus Aircrafts Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation quality and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet the worlds first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984 the company has redefined performance comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS ) - the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at cirrusaircraft.com.Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilots license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.Job SummaryCirrus Aircraft is seeking a highly organized goal-oriented strategic Indirect Commodity Lead to join our growing organization. The Indirect Category Lead is responsible for managing the global procurement and supply chain within the indirect and consumable commodity group. The indirect and consumable commodity group consists of covering the procurement of products and services for categories such as: MRO paint and chemicals services information technology travel facilities etc. This role is responsible for overseeing and facilitating a cross-functional team to accomplish annual goals and objectives develop and align the strategy for the category across the organization and negotiate long term agreements with the supply base. They serve as the primary interface between suppliers and have responsibility for managing the Cirrus relationship with these suppliers. Periodic updates to the Cirrus Executive Leadership Team on progress towards annual goals and objectives as well as providing category specific guidance to the annual budgeting process is required. These teams will also be responsible for designating suppliers as either strategic or non-strategic and be responsible for defining prioritizing and coordinating assistance to strategic suppliers as needed in support of category-focused goals and objectives.Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions Develop communicate and execute a global strategy for category to achieve annual goals and objectives. Lead cross functional teams including IT engineering marketing and sales supply chain manufacturing human resources and suppliers through the full project lifecycle from discovery requirements design development pilot production commercialization through financial tracking close-out. Lead the strategic sourcing process including the identification of potential new sources of supply that achieve Cirrus metrics in quality delivery value and innovation. Investigates new cost savings ideas with appropriate stakeholders and drive decision making with appropriate business information from a cross-functional team. Work with area executives to assign team leaders and team members to projects with appropriate skill sets needed. Perform quarterly business reviews with strategic suppliers monitoring their adherence to Cirrus quality delivery value and innovation performance metrics Negotiate long term agreements and lead the implementation coordination and enforcement of contractual obligations with category. Lead the category council evaluating the companys needs and align the supply base. Facilitate regular council meetings to define the category strategy and manage/optimize overall supplier performance review standard metrics discuss market/industry factors and perform competitive bench marking. Assume the role of "expert" for the category. Understand track and forecast the global supply base market technology cost structure/drivers and competition of the category. Lead sourcing activity for projects following the established Cirrus process including providing guidance on cost modeling early in the development process. Solve problems and issues and track program progress. Develop and utilize project KPIs to drive results to meet annual goals and objectives. Represent Cirrus in a highly professional manner internally and externally. Travel may be required up to 50% (domestic and international).QualificationsTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Bachelors degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university and 7 years of strategic sourcing experience in the indirect procurement field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced knowledge of supply contracts with domestic and international suppliers. Effective negotiation communication decision making and problem-solving skills. Program/Project management with strong experience in the delivery of complex program management cross-functional business/capability development and change initiatives. Masters degree and related experience preferred.Job Knowledge Skills or Abilities: Good organizational skills and the ability to coordinate between disparate tasks. High attention to detail and accuracy. Timely completion of scheduled work. Excellent and professional communication skills in all forms and formats (public speaking team meetings PowerPoint memos emails charters internal/external etc.). Exceptional facilitation skills to bring a cross-functional team together to accomplish tasks and goals. Good problem-solving skills with knowledge of six-sigma or lean office tools. Proficiency in: MS Office suite particularly in Excel ERP systems use and functionality Avante or JD Edwards experience preferred Engineering systems use and functionality Jira Creo Windchill Solumina preferred MES systems use and functionality Solumina preferredCompetenciesTo perform the job successfully an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Drives Results: Consistently achieves results even under tough circumstances. Ensures Accountability: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.This opportunity is located in Duluth Minnesota. As the home to our corporate headquarters Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted "Best Town" by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities including bicycle and snowmobile trails kayaking rock climbing fishing hiking golfing sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area Cirrus Aircraft was recently named "Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland" and "Best Workplace Culture" by the Duluth News Tribune readers.Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Work beyond 40 hours per week may be required.Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race sex national origin color age disability religion pregnancy veteran status marital and family status sexual orientation receipt of public assistance genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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