Zodiac Aerospace Commodities Manager in BREA, California

Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft and for helicopters and spacecraft. It develops and manufactures state-of-the-art solutions to improve comfort and facilities on board aircraft and high-technology systems to increase aircraft performance and flight safety. Zodiac Aerospace, a Safran* company since February 2018, has 32,500 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.1billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017. Zodiac Aerospace is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.

  • Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

For more information: www.safran-group.com at http://www.safran-group.com/ and www.zodiacaerospace.com at http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/ / Follow @Safran and @ZodiacAerospace on Twitter

Zodiac Inflight Innovations is a subsidiary of Zodiac Aerospace who develops in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity systems for the airline industry worldwide. Zodiac Inflight Innovations has been leading the way with cutting-edge systems such as Rave that have been providing passenger and flight crew satisfaction for more than 16 years.

Job Summary:

The Commodities Manager will be responsible for the Commodity Strategy for assigned commodities as defined by Management. Employee will assist Supplier Contracts Manager with daily responsibilities as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • For a defined commodity, establishes and implements the Commodity strategy

  • Defines the sourcing and supplier base strategy (make or buy, consolidation, reduction, development of new source and transitions)

  • Drives market analysis, outlooks and competition analysis, forecast, pricing and cost reductions. Evaluates Total Cost of Ownership.

  • Utilizes applicable Standards regarding Risk, Operational Performance and Supplier Development to validate supplier development and adherence to strategic plan.

  • Prepares RFQ’s, negotiates LTA’s, and confirms provisions of the contract are applied

  • Performs Supplier QBR’s for assigned commodity

  • Develops the relationship with the Supplier as a strategic partner

  • Supports all phases of NPI process.

  • Leads Strategic Projects as defined by Senior Management.

  • Assist Supplier Contracts Manager as required.

Preferred Qualifications and/or Education:

  • 6+ years of experience working in Supplier Management

  • Basic understanding of contractual language

  • Previous exposure to contract negotiations

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to adapt, plan and organize in a constantly changing environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be proactive, meticulous, organized, and detail oriented

  • Ability to efficiently resolve problems

  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction

I hereby certify that the facts set forth in the above employment application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and authorize Zodiac Inflight Innovations to verify their accuracy and to obtain reference information on my work performance.

I understand that employment and continued employment is conditioned upon verification of all information contained in this application or other pre-employment questionnaires or interviews, including but not limited to, verification of ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation and of applicable lawful age and legal right to work in the United States as provided under applicable law. I agree to furnish such additional information and complete any examinations as may be required to complete my employment file and to verify the information contained therein. Subject to applicable law; such examinations may include urinalysis and/or other testing to determine the presence of illegal substances within the body.

I understand and agree that any false, misleading, or incomplete information given in my application, interview(s), or other pre-employment questionnaires and procedures, regardless of when discovered by Zodiac Inflight Innovations will be sufficient basis for my disqualification for employment or, if already employed by Zodiac Inflight Innovations, the termination of my employment. I agree that Zodiac Inflight Innovations shall not be liable in any respect if I am not hired or if my employment is terminated as a result of providing false, misleading or incomplete information.

I understand that should an employment offer be extended to me and accepted that I will fully adhere to the policies, rules and regulations of employment at Zodiac Inflight Innovations. However, I further understand that neither the policies, rules, regulations of employment or anything said during the interview process shall be deemed to constitute the terms of an implied employment contract. I understand that any employment offered is for an indefinite duration and at will and that either I or Zodiac Inflight Innovations may terminate my employment at any time with or without notice or cause.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

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