Strategic Sourcing Director at Advanced Integration Technology (Dallas, TX)

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AIT is the world's largest provider of automation, factory integration and tooling solutions dedicated to the global aerospace, defense, and space launch vehicle industries.
Job Summary:
The Strategic Sourcing Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of long-term sourcing strategies and plans, through deep market analysis and understanding, for all major supply chains.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops and manages key supplier relationships to reduce overall total costs, enhance product performance and continuously improve supplier performance.
  • Identifies, selects, and proactively develops suppliers who provide superior value in quality products that provide the best value.
  • Utilize data and analytics to identify opportunities and develop sourcing strategies to reduce cost and working capital, improve internal and external service levels, and support customers goals.
  • Leads negotiation efforts and documentation of arrangements with key suppliers via long-term supply agreements and price agreements.
  • Identify, mitigate and escalate procurement risks and develop risk management procedures to enable the company to meet its obligations.
  • Manage conflicting priorities and resolve escalations to execute sourcing strategies and solutions.
  • Monitor / manage / coordinate all Cost Down, Purchase Price Variance (PPV)-Related initiatives
  • Provide organizational leadership and direction, with an emphasis on team building.
  • Develop and implement direct and indirect supplier and commodity strategies to support the overall operation for the Company and the various enterprise locations. Develop a responsive supplier base, providing cost effective, on-time delivery of quality material.
  • Ensure the compliance of the approved sourcing and procurement procedures (i.e. FAR, DFAR, and ISO). Interface with Contract Compliance personnel to assure consistency of compliance activities.
  • Develop and manage the Small Disadvantaged Business program and Annual Certifications and Representations process for Company
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or another related field.

Work Experience Requirements:
  • Seven to ten years in Strategic Sourcing and/or Supply Chain in a manufacturing environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of strategic sourcing philosophies, commodities management, pricing indices, global sourcing footprints, etc.

Travel Requirements:
  • This position involves travel up to 25% of the time.

Competencies- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience managing, leading, coaching, and developing multi-faceted, cross functional, and global teams.
  • Conceptualize long-term business goals and develop orderly processes to accomplish those goals.
  • Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner.
  • Achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved.
  • Clear and effective communication skills in both written and spoken forms.
  • Knowledge of computer applications including email, databases, word-processing program and spreadsheets (such as Microsoft Office).
  • Well-developed leadership skills, including a team orientation, flexibility, integrity, and creativity.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Works collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, coworkers, contractors, and customers.

Physical Demands:
  • Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.
  • Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

AIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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Disability Insurance
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Wellness Programs
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401(K) Matching
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Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
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