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Supplier Program Manager

Company: Sierra Nevada
Location: Sparks
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY:

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a world-class prime systems integrator of aircraft, space and electronic systems and is known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions. SNC is seeking a Program Supplier Manager (PSM) to manage the overall cost, schedule, technical performance and risk of key suppliers that are providing products and services to SNC. This role has significant managerial influence on several program functions.

The PSM is responsible for total supplier performance, and all subcontracts, agreements and orders on given major programs or portions of programs as well establishing comprehensive material business plans, forecasts and strategies. The PSM represents the Procurement function and is accountable to the Program Office to align supplier performance with program and business goals. The PSM is a key member of the program management team with accountability to the Program Manager for supplier performance including cost, schedule and technical. The PSM reports to the Procurement Management organization and ensures that supplier contractual requirements are met.

The successful candidate will have experience leading supplier management teams, selecting suppliers, and partnering with product management, engineering, operations, quality, legal, and finance to manage supplier program execution. Negotiation techniques and nuanced messaging are required.

Job Description
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures delivery of supplier content that meet technical, quality, cost, and schedule requirements
Maintains budget authority for supplier content with accountability to the program manager; executes supplier contractual actions through warranted supply chain professionals in Procurement
Coordinates the activities of Program Management, Procurement, Supplier Quality Management, and other functions to establish and execute the supplier management plan. Identifies, mitigates and proactively identifies and resolves risks/issues to ensure all work products meet cost, schedule and technical requirements; forecasts demand and creates sourcing priorities for Procurement
Supports SNC proposal team to ensure supplier inputs and supplier proposals line up with objectives of SNC proposals to the customers, also is an active member of CCB/MRB/FRB for supplier-related content
Timely and thorough development, release, and maintenance of Statement of Work (SOW), Procurement Specification, SDRL drawings, interface control documents, software requirement documents, test plans/procedures, quality requirements, terms and conditions, payment terms, milestone payment plans, data and hardware deliverable requirements, and project/deliverable schedules
Reviews and approves all technical evaluations prior to submitting to supplier and leads the team in managing, storing and evaluating all data deliverables for compliance/completeness
Develops, maintains & reports supplier portion of product cost model that includes Non-Recurring Engineering, Prototypes, Qualification, Certification, Production & Sustainment costs
Lead supplier proposal development, release and evaluation including cost, technical and schedule. Assist fact-finding and negotiations. Ensures alignment of supplier payments with the program cash flow
Defines, establishes and maintains reporting requirements for relevant performance metrics. Presents status to various audiences including program management, subcontracts/procurement executive management and/or Corporate Vice Presidents
Ensures compliance with applicable policies/procedures/processes/instructions as well as any SNC specific policies/procedures/instructions required for employment and company performance
COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)
Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations (Anniversary and Annual), Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team training
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management
SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position
AUTHORITY
Acts as the primary interface between program office and Procurement
Manages supplier technical, quality, cost, and schedule performance to subcontract requirements
May provide technical direction and guidance within the scope of the subcontract in coordination with Subcontracts
ACCOUNTABILITY
Accountable to program PM/IPT for overall supplier performance in support of program requirements, goals, and objectives
Accountable to Procurement for adherence to sanctioned processes and procedures
Responsible for timely execution of all direct report personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc
Other duties as assigned
SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties of a position

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor s Degree from an accredited University or College
10+ years experience in efforts similar to those outlined above including program management, engineering management, operations management, technical management, project management, subcontracts and/or contracts management, supply chain management & business management
Knowledge of program management and subcontract management techniques including procurement regulatory requirements; thorough knowledge of cost & schedule analysis; ability to engage with supplier executives
Approximately 25% travel on average, with extensive travel from time to time
JOB PREFERENCES:
MBA or technical/business related master s degree combined with technical or operations related undergraduate degree
10-15 yrs of supply chain/operations/engineering focused program/project management in high tech product markets
Experience working in aircraft, aerospace, electronics, software and/or other high tech industries
Experience in multiple phases of product cycle to include prototyping, development, qualification, certification, LRIP (Low Rate Initial Production), FRP (Full Rate Production) and Sustainment
Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management, EVMS, ERP/MRP, Gate Reviews
Experience managing electronics production and development suppliers
Experience managing complex CCA development/production and specialized electronics connectors

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to obtain U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement
To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

*LIJW

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status
pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

Keywords: Sierra Nevada, Sparks , Supplier Program Manager, Executive , Sparks, Nevada

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