The Sr. Manager Supply Chain Management is responsible to all strategic sourcing and operational oversite of aircraft power plants and associated accessories including auxiliary power units (APU). The Sr. Manager is expected to lead both complex powerplant contract negotiations, coordinating with Engineering, Finance, Planning Quality and Field Services and Day of operational activities to assure spares readiness. The Sr. Manager will also be responsible to assess aircraft tear down opportunities to maximize the residual value, 80% of which comes from power plant and landing gear.
- Leads team of 2-3 highly analytical Co-Hearts.
- Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with internal and external Customers.
- Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of the Company.
- Interfaces effectively with Vendors, contract Maintenance personnel, as well as various Departments within SWA to assure on-time delivery of requested information.
- Ability to effectively communicate strategy about day of operations and contract negotiations to Sr. levels of Management both internally and externally.
- Coordinates team in dispute resolutions for contract issues occurring with Engineering, Legal, Finance, Records, Planning and/or Production groups.
- Organizes and leads regular reviews with Vendors to monitor results, align incentives with performance goals, provide feedback and subjective evaluations, highlight strengths, solve problems and investigate potential for expanding each partnership.
- Ensures that performance goals and objectives are clearly stated for suppliers and internal staff.
- Ensure effective operational goals are set and achieved.
- Assists in enforcing contractual terms and clarifying intent of major engine, LRU and APU contracts.
- Works with internal departments to set shop visit forecasts according to budgetary allowances and communicate these to suppliers.
- Coordinates forecasting and spares levels with Planning, Engineering and providers to ensure capacity is in line with demand and contract.
- Maintain oversight of controls to manage contract parameters by using metrics that facilitate concise measurements and report out to customers.
- Manages current engine consignment vendors to ensure contractual obligations are met.
- Disposition and acquisition of spare engines and APU’s to meet fleet plans.
- May perform other duties as assigned.