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Spirit AeroSystems Procurement 3 in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Acts as an authorized agent of the company with responsibility for managing supplier-related activities and authority to commit company resources through contracts, agreements, and purchase orders.

  • Develops requests for quotations and proposals, analyzes supplier responses, negotiates and coordinates contracts, and manages post award supplier activities.

  • Performs responsibilities requiring the integration of disciplines from more than one supplier management and procurement job family applying independent expertise to support a wide range of business objectives

  • Acts as supply chain focal for an Integrated Product team

  • Monitors inventory demand and material assets to optimize total supply chain planning.

  • Activities include, but are not limited to, the development, integration, implementation, and execution of multidisciplinary business processes

  • Works cross-functionally with internal and external customers, suppliers and employee across all levels to carry out responsibilities

  • Applies process management and improvement techniques

  • Uses problem-solving skills and analytical abilities to develop innovative and expedient solutions to problems

  • Facilitates work teams and interfaces with internal organizations and external customers and suppliers with regard to project planning, problem resolution, and process improvement

  • The role demands a focused individual who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative team environment

  • Candidates must also display strong judgment, leadership, and integrity

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and departments in a diverse environment


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a supply chain role, preferably within the aerospace or manufacturing industry

  • Knowledge of MRP Systems, SAP preferred

  • Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Excellent Data analysis skills a plus

  • Knowledge/experience with/in manufacturing and manufacturing process a plus

  • High energy, dynamic personality with an ability to effect change

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Supply Chain or other relevant course of study preferred. An MBA is a plus.

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.