About the job
Job Description Summary
The Lead Sourcing Specialist will be instrumental in managing supplier strategy activities, support new product introduction, and manage day to day Sourcing operations at Jebel Ali repair shop. Reporting directly to the Global Repair Sourcing Manager and Repair shop Plant Manager, this position plays a critical role in the Repair Plant operation improvement and growth.
Roles and Responsibilities
Strategy: Ensure creation and execution of the plan to transform the sourcing process and supplier base into a high-quality, best cost and best leadtime supply chain that leverages the power of Repair Network and Gas Power
Quality: work with quality team and SQEs to solve supplier quality issue and drive on recovery plan
Material and Service Fulfillment: Monitor supply base performance and oversee red/yellow flag process, partnering with material and production team to prioritize, prevent, and/or solve production material issues
Leadtime reduction: Work with material and production team to implement make-to-stock or consignment, and other initiatives to improve delivery and leadtime to support shop on time delivery
Cost reduction: Work with shop team and engineering team to implement savings projects, develop alternative suppliers and material to achieve cost target
Payment on time: Negotiate payment term with vendor to help company on cash position, and solve the AP issue to ensure on time payment to suppliers
Problem solving: Utilize Sourcing expertise to manage complex supplier management situations, and to identify improvement opportunities.
Team development: Train and Coach team on policy, procedure and develop expertise if need
Continuous improvement: Drive the continual improvement on sourcing process by utilizing Lean and daily management tools
This role requires advanced experience in the Sourcing & Buying-Procurement. At least 8 years sourcing experience.
Demonstrated cross-cultural people and team management
Understand the end-to-end supply chain consideration and methods of driving continuous improvement
Demonstrated experience creating and working with negotiated agreement.
Experience on manufacturing environment and Repair shop environment
Experience on Direct and Indirect MRO procurement
Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.
Established project management skills.
Experience on Gas Turbine repair or Aviation related MRO business.
Lean Kaizen event experience
To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years’ experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.
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