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Subcontracts and Supplier Quality Manager in Hauppauge, NY at Circor Career Site

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Senior Subcontracts Manager


BUSINESS: Aerospace & Defense

LOCATION:  Hauppauge, NY

DIRECT REPORTING: Supply Chain Manager

Aerodyne Controls/CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., has the engineering capability to design, qualify and manufacture to unique defense and commercial aerospace customer requirements. A new lean manufacturing facility, features a class 10,000 clean room, a centrifuge system production line for blood separation technologies, and an additional production area for survival inflatables subsystems and components.


Position Summary

  • Ideal candidate is responsible for managing assigned suppliers to deliver product to meet customer’s demand at the lowest cost and lead-time while managing inventory levels.  Drive continuous improvement of key metrics including delivery to customer requirements, cost, lead-time, inventory turns and quality.

  • This position is responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and/or services. Prepares and evaluates supplier quotations and services to determine most competitive solutions based on total cost of ownership. Leads complex sourcing projects and supplier performance reviews, Performs a variety of complicated procurement tasks.



Principal Activities

    • Solicit, analyze and negotiate proposals by elements of cost, in support of T.I.N.A. contracts.
    • Initiate and/or finalize L.T.A.s (Long Term Agreements) with a strategic focus.
    • Reviews specifications and negotiates contracts with suppliers, ensuring high quality materials at the best possible prices balancing material cost savings with schedule compliance.
    • Support Import Compliance adherence.
    • Tracks and reviews supplier performance for elements such as service, quality, and On-Time Delivery.
    • Coordinates the buying process with Materials personnel to ensure appropriate levels of inventory.
    • Updates related paperwork and maintains purchasing files.
    • Key member of the New Product team, in support of new product development and roll out.
    • Works closely with Engineering, suppliers, and Sales/Marketing to execute engineering changes.
    • Manages reschedule of delivery dates as required by MRP to maintain a balanced supply/demand schedule on purchased materials. 
  • Quick resolution of critical material shortages.


  • Assessment, monitoring and development of supplier quality through surveys, process audits, product evaluation/ inspection at source, root cause corrective actions performance metrics and risk analysis.
  • Evaluate supplier capability and capacity to align product families to appropriate suppliers.
  • Drive supplier process capability improvements through variation reduction, error-proofing, and implementation of statistical process control.
  • Maintain supplier performance management processes and ASL in compliance with AS9100 standard and business needs.

Job Requirements


Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Min 10 years of experience in materials and/or Supply Chain.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, or related field.
  • Extensive working knowledge of INCO terms, ITAR, EAR, F.A.R. and DFAR principles.
  • Understanding/knowledge of CPSR audits and requirements.
  • Ability to read/translate blueprints.
  • Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong Negotiation skills.
  • Working knowledge of MRP and ERP systems, JDE preferred.
  • Experience in Kanban & Consignment Inventory Management processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of inventory management concepts.
  • High ethical standards.  Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation. 
  • Efficient time management skills.
  • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes.
  • Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy; enjoys challenges; drives for results.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external.
  • Ability to provide cross-functional and organizational leadership within a highly matrixed organization.
  • Demonstrates aptitude for process improvement and use of Lean and Six-Sigma resources and tools.
  • Knowledge of aerospace quality standards including AS9100, ISO and NADCAP
  • Completion of APICS classes a plus.
  • Green Belt, Black Belt or Lean certification a plus.



US Persons Only (US citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee – all require proper identification and documentation)

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities