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Manager, Supplier Development

Company: Supernal, LLC
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play. What we do: The Manager, Supplier Development reports to the Global Head of Procurement & Supply Chain Partnerships. This role develops and leads the implementation of Supernal's supplier development & quality roadmap. This will include: supplier/partner identification and selection, development and implementation of supply chain plans, manufacturing strategy support, and supplier relationship management. This role will lead/support projects across the entire lifecycle: supplier identification, supplier qualification, new product introduction, rate increase and mass production to meet quality, total cost, timely delivery, and inventory goals. What you can do:

  • Develop, lead, and complete Supernal's supplier development & quality roadmap
  • Develop and implement streamlined processes and capabilities that enhance the organization's ability to manage & improve supplier quality in-line with Supernal's Quality Management System 'QMS'
  • Establish and implement strategies & tactics to improve candidate-supplier capabilities to meet/exceed Supernal's affordability, schedule, and other business critical targets in support of Supernal's short & long-term success
  • Act as a consultant/conduit between Supernal Sourcing & Procurement & supplier-candidates to improve their ability to comply (or confirm compliance) with Supernal quality requirements
  • Contribute supplier quality management support/expertise for low TRL/EIS-critical projects
  • Identify, select & develop strategic supplier partnerships to generate new supplier capability or proficiency to generate competitive advantage. Includes determining required investment in training & development
  • Support and makes recommendations to facilitate Make vs Buy strategy decisions
  • Evaluate global market environment and make recommendations for sourcing strategies
  • Develop channels of supply to achieve reduced lead time and inventory holding, increased quality and delivery and therefore the lowest total cost
  • Leadership of a cross functional team and ability to influence decision making at all levels of the business
  • Build the requisite team & technologies to accomplish roadmap targets
  • 50% travel requirement
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree in the fields of Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, or related required
    • A minimum or five (5) years of progressive experience in the field of manufacturing (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Experience working collaboratively with Supply Chain, Procurement, & Subcontract Specialists
    • Certification in Quality Management, Program Management, and/or Lean/6 is valued
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both internally & externally
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Expert in Supplier Quality Management Systems 'SQMS in a manufacturing environment
    • Proficient in AS 9100 and/or IATF 16949
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
    • Ability to understand sophisticated regulations/procedures
    • Ability to manage and effectively prioritize multiple workstreams simultaneously
    • Requires strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities in ambiguous environment to understand and facilitate complex supply chain decision making over the strategic time window
    • Good understanding of supply chain networks, linkage, and flow
    • Customer service orientation
    • Proficiency with common quality management technologies and methods You may also be able to contribute:
      • MBA or MS preferred
      • Fundamental understanding of e2e contracting in several industries preferred
      • Experience in Aerospace and/or Automotive industries preferred
      • 5 years of previous supervisory experience preferred Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at: The job responsibilities of this position require access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export control laws and certain software that can only be used and accessed by U.S. Persons. - Accordingly, this position is limited to applicants that are US Persons, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents as defined by ,or protected individuals as defined by .Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.The pay range for this position is:$162,198-$243,298 USDClick or visit: to view our benefits!

Keywords: Supernal, LLC, Irvine , Manager, Supplier Development, Executive , Irvine, California

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