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Purchasing Manager - Wichita, Kansas

Company/Organization: Textron Aviation

Position: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 12/3/2021 5:22:38 PM


Plans, organizes and controls the tactical acquisition of materials and services through leadership
of a cross-functional commodity team, using analytically formulated supply management strategies to
assure quality, delivery, and cost performance goals are met.


I. Work independently to develop and apply a strategic inventory management plan, and manages
a buying team that executes the acquisition of materials from the supplier base for highly
technical and/or contractually complex commodities.
II. Lead a Supply Chain Purchasing Team that interfaces routinely with the Engineering,
Quality, Operations, Finance, Sourcing, and Contracting functions to solve strategic supply
problems, gain cross-functional involvement and quot;buy-inrdquo; of solutions to satisfy all needs of
internal customers
III. Define metrics and baselines supplier performance to adequately measure continuous
supplier improvement.
IV. Encourage and coordinates early supplier involvement in highly technically and/or
contractually complex products and part designs using the supplierrsquo;s expertise to optimize quality
and producibility.
V. Manage continuous supplier improvement, regularly reevaluating delivery performance
benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection.
VI. Lead or coordinate Purchasing personnel in various buying functions including;
a. All transactional buying activity inclusive of inventory planning, purchase order placement,
ERP system procurement management, and internal customer service and coordination.
b. Expediting the delivery of critical items.
c. Coordination with other departments regarding new programs and production needs.
d. Driving resolution on recurring issues; including part shortages, quality yield, and
logistical and inventory considerations.

VII. Leads Purchasing personnel to assist in the research, development, and implementation of
solutions to supply issues.
VIII. Develops and/or approves improvements in Purchasing Department policies and procedures.
Monitors productivity and technical proficiency of assigned procurement personnel.
IX. Serve as a mentor to develop Purchasing personnel, fosters an environment of productivity
and continual learning.

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation.
bull; Competitive starting salaries with growth potential
bull; Health benefits beginning day one
bull; Tuition assistance and continuing education programs
bull; 12-paid holidays a year
bull; Paid parental leave options
A new career awaits.

Bachelorsrsquo; degree required
Minimum of 5 years aerospace/aviation purchasing or relative supply chain experience CPIM or CPM
certification preferred
errsquo;s degree preferred


Strong written and verbal communication
Strong computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite
Must possess strong negotiation, analytical, program management, and interpersonal skills Ability
to lead in collaborative team environment to achieve desired goals and results
SAP proficiency preferred
Excellent and personable verbal, presentation and written communication skills. Ability to identify
and maintain a high degree of confidentially, when necessary.
Strong work ethic and sense of urgency, with the ability to manage competing demands and frequent
changes in the work environment, while managing time effectively to meet deadlines

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed
by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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