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Safran USA/Canada
Location: Sarasota
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Sales & Purchasing
Category: Buyer
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Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters. Safran is also features at the top of the "Happy at Work" ranking compiled by the website meilleures-entreprises.com, as one of the most popular companies for young engineers* and in the LinkedIn Top Attractors in France.

*Universum and Trendence surveys

Safran Electrical & Power is specialized in electrical power systems for the aviation market, encompassing the entire electrical chain (generation, distribution, conversion, wiring, load management, ventilation, systems integration, and support services), along with engineering solutions for the aerospace, automotive and rail sectors. With 14,200 employees in 12 countries, Safran Electrical & Power is now a leading global OEM at the heart of the strategy and the research on the more electric aircraft.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Support functions - Purchasing

Job title

MRO Inventory and Purchasing Lead

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Job description

Primary Function:
This position requires strong analytical, purchasing and inventory control experience and organizational skills. Manages, inventory and associated KPIs, purchases and supervises purchasing, initiates procurement strategies to include but not limited to min/max, chemical line stocking, direct line feed, purchasing agreements with key suppliers and outsourced services. Identifies trends in purchasing, identifies areas of improvement, as well as projects to improve overall Purchasing and Inventory control effectiveness. Position is also an escalation point related to supplier issues and material shortages. Works closely with the Site Purchasing Manager to ensure proper execution of purchasing strategies and Inventory planning and control.

Essential Functions:
A. Champions inventory reduction and control plans. Analyzes the data and proposes new ideas to better control purchasing practices and inventory management.
B. Champions process/procedure modifications and training of employees that will be impacted by the changes.
C. Works to develop inventory levels and develops implementation strategies to minimize excess inventory and obsolescence.
D. Leads a team of buyers in expediting material, working with suppliers (as necessary) and managing on time delivery to align with production need dates and inventory reduction initiatives for both MRO and RAT production programs.
E. Analyzes data on third party repairs and prepares a trend analysis to determine right sizing of inventory (min/max) on appropriate commodities.
F. Works to ensure suppliers are paid on time.
G. Works closely with Site Purchasing Manager to support the purchasing function and stakeholders, communicating any supply challenges which may impact business operations.
H. Monitors and advises any purchasing issues which present risk or opportunity to the organization.
I. Builds, maintains and manages supplier relationships and works closely with Supplier Quality and Supplier Performance teams on continuous improvement on the top suppliers comprising the 95% of spend.
J. Data Analyst responsibilities include developing and maintaining daily, weekly and monthly KPI metrics and presentations.
K. Must have intimate knowledge of Customer Service, to challenge items requested to purchase and to manage inventory levels.
L. Must be a team player, willing to analyze data quickly to begin effecting immediate improvement in inventory and purchasing practices.
M. Regular, predictable attendance is required.

Additional description

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic data or other legally protected status.

Candidate skills & requirements

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
• Minimum 3 years' experience in Supply Chain experience
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Position Criteria:
• Full knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic.
• Thorough understanding of SIOP and operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, forecasting and inventory control.
• Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams.
• Ability to analyze data and provide appropriate recommendations as well as influence others to execute timely required objectives.

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Florida, Sarasota

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Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 3 years

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