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VP of Procurement

Company: Motive Companies
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Defense contractor involved with product development and manufacturing of various systems for military aerospace and vehicles in the Los Angeles International Airport area is searching for an experienced VP Procurement. With a 50+ year foundation, our group supports all branches of the Department of Defense and allies around the globe on an array of programs and platforms. We support many military prime contractors including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.SCOPEThis position will be responsible for defining and managing commodity strategies and sourcing decisions, while ensuring business supply requirements are satisfied. Ensures procurement procedures are in compliance with government laws and regulations, and management objectives. Accountable for all sourcing performance including but not limited to best value supplier selection and supplier quality, delivery and cost.The individual will have demonstrated strong leadership impact while collaborating constructively with business and functional leaders to develop and implement breakthrough strategies and results. In addition, this individual will be comfortable and effective while interfacing with the executive management teams of large system aerospace customers and suppliers, as well as Marvin executives.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish a sourcing strategy that meets corporate Operating Plan and Strategic Plan.
  • Select, develop and manage the supply base from a production process perspective.
  • Lead supplier development and address supply issues impacting cost, quality and delivery. Manage supplier transitions.
  • Ensure that our supply base has sufficient capacity and flexibility to meet all business demand.
  • Direct material purchasing, leveraging one relationship with suppliers.
  • Drive continuous improvement in accounts payable performance.
  • Lead the use of advanced procurement strategies such as VMI initiatives
  • Manage Aerospace indirect procurement spend and supply base.
  • Drive consistent direct and indirect sourcing policies to achieve corporate cost and spend objectives.
  • Execute capital purchases, capitalizing on the volume and spend benefits.
  • Manages Procurement Department of about 50 employees that includes 3 direct reports.

    SKILLS / REQUIREMENTSRequired Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • 10 years of leadership experience.
    • 10 years of relevant procurement experience in the aerospace and defense industry.Additional Qualifications:
      • Ability to quickly adapt to differing leadership styles across multiple customer business teams and suppliers.
      • Ability to drive change resulting in a higher level of consistency across teams and an elimination of non-value added activities.
      • Ability to present complex technical and support issues at peer and executive levels (internal/external customers).
      • Experience with organizational development; building and leading the organization to the next level of maturity.
      • Ability to identify risk, develop mitigation concepts and deploy actions to implement plans.
      • Ability to develop and rapidly implement effective strategies based on having strategic experience/background.
      • Ability to work across multiple programs and functions to create standardized service solutions.
      • Knowledge of Supply Chain process in aerospace, manufacturing, operations.
      • Visionary with strong motivational skills.
      • Strong analytical, financial and program management skills.
      • Demonstrated competency in Six Sigma tools. Six Sigma or Greenbelt trained/certified.
      • Strong customer & executive communication and influencing skills.
      • Experience managing and leading multi-faceted, cross-functional teams.
      • Track record of deploying successful Management Operating Systems.
      • Experience in leading and supporting teams/ organizations.Attributes/Skills Needed:
        • Strong negotiator.
        • Develop and foster strong teaming & partnering relationships.
        • Ensure customer satisfaction (quality, reliability, responsiveness, etc).
        • Strategic thinker/focus.
        • Leadership- ability to lead others in a collaborative way.
        • Ability to coach and develop people.
        • Fosters Teamwork- Strong collaboration skills.
          This position must meet export control compliance requirements. All applicants must be 'U.S. persons' within the meaning of ITAR, as defined: a U.S. Citizen, a lawful permanent resident, political asylee, or refugee.

Keywords: Motive Companies, Inglewood , VP of Procurement, Executive , Inglewood, California

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