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Safran USA/Canada
Location: Kentucky
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Finance & Accountancy
Category: Office
General information


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 Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Its expertise encompasses the entire life cycle of its products, from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Safran Landing Systems is a partner to 30 airframers working in the fields of civil, regional, business and military transport. Safran Landing Systems provides support for 27,000 aircraft making over 54,000 landings every day. Safran Landing Systems has a staff of more than 7,200 in Europe, North America and Asia.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Support functions - Purchasing

Job title

Procurement Agent

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Job description

Procurement tactical
•International environment requires exceptional problem-solving skills and collaboration across multicultural groups
•Ability to lead a cross functional team
•Work with planning team to balance supply and demand, elevating material shortages and supply risk when necessary
•Responsible for procuring and managing finished goods, raw materials, and outsourcing
•Promote supplier adherence to schedules and agreements
•Provide proactive recovery plans for forecast shortfalls, production change, and/or inventory changes
•Support development and track departmental key performance metrics (KPI)
•Responsible for maintaining inventory targets and safety stock levels
•Manage planning parameters in system and generate/execute annual improvements in inventory levels
•Other duties as may be assigned

Intercompany Sales
•Plan and execute inter-company sales per demand plan to achieve highest customer satisfaction

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities
•Partner with Quality, Purchasing, Supplier Performance teams to establish effective supplier management practices in line with company strategies
•Process Procurement Supplier Corrective Action requests (SCAR) to ensure supplier compliance to goals and objectives
•Measure supplier performance through the use of actionable scorecards
•Develop analysis to help identify and mitigate supply risk
•Support creation of appropriate KPI's, analysis, and publish as necessary
•Manage and lead local Supplier Cockpit review with key supplier management teams
•Coordinate and conduct business review meetings with key suppliers

Procurement process improvement
•Support continuous improvement initiatives and operational excellence processes both global and at the local level
•Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures
•Contribute to development of standard operating procedures and workflow for key Procurement processes
•Collaborate to resolve errors and exceptions that impact purchase activity
•Ensure continuous improvement of the data management
•Strive to continuously improve Procurement performance by utilizing and understanding best practices, lessons learned and industry trends.

Travel specifictity

Up to 15%

Candidate skills & requirements

Physical/Environmental Scope of Position:
•Sit for long periods of time while operating office equipment
•Vocal communication, hearing, and visual acuity are required for safety, direction, and the exchange of ideas in the industrial environment
•Subjected to inside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, oils, and other related industrial hazards
•Perform duties requiring kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, and occationally lifting up to 20 pounds unassisted

Required Behavioral Dimensions:
•Building Strategic Working Relationships
•Decision Making
•Initiating Action
•Leading Through Vision and Values
•Planning and Organizing

Experience/Education/Certification Required:
•Associate's Degree or equivalent college credit required
•Three to five years of experience in a production or materials function, or 7+ years of experience in Purchasing/Procurement

Attributes/Skills Required:
•APICS Certification preferred. Must pass APICS basics module within one year of obtaining position.
•Strong computer skills that include Microsoft Office
•SAP experience within the materials function or other ERP/traceability/planning software strongly preferred

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Kentucky, Walton

City (-ies)

Cincinnati Area

Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

College/ Technical Diploma/ Associates Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 5 years

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