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Cyient, Inc. Supplier Development Manager (SDM) in Wichita, Kansas

Cyient is a global engineering and technology solutions company. As a Design, Build, and Maintain partner for leading organizations worldwide, we take solution ownership across the value chain to help clients focus on their core, innovate, and stay ahead of the curve. We leverage digital technologies, advanced analytics capabilities, and our domain knowledge and technical expertise, to solve complex business problems.

With over 15,000 employees globally, we partner with clients to operate as part of their extended team in ways that best suit their organization’s culture and requirements. Our industry focus includes aerospace and defence, healthcare, telecommunications, rail transportation, semiconductor, geospatial, industrial, and energy.

Job Description

The position requires the individual in this position to serve as liasion between Aerospace OEM and the supplier network. The SDM is required to monitor supplier’s delivery performance, identify formulate root cause for failures and develop corrective action plans to address chronic issues impacting performance: quality and timely delivery. The SDM is responsible for Capability & Capacity analysis to ensure that the supplier is qualified to perform the necessary processes to meet the needs of the OEM. The SDM must proactively explore potential process improvements with suppliers, and gauge supplier’s capabilities to support new products and programs.

Essential Functions

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Review process and flow of products through the suppliers’ manufacturing shop from the raw material phase, through manufacturing, quality, shipping and delivery to the OEM.

  • Identify systemic causes for poor delivery performance and develop supplier improvement plans. Facilitate and conduct Supplier Health Assessments, Capacity Analysis and Rate Readiness.

  • Drive actions to mitigate potential delivery delays by utilizing industry standard problem-solving techniques, identifying risks, performing root cause analysis and development of recovery plans to bring shipments back in-line with OEM’s requirements.

  • Provide expert assessments and advice to suppliers and customers on supplier’s delivery performance, quality assurance, process improvements and expansion capabilities.

  • Create daily status reports and communicate actions and plans to all stakeholders.

  • Prepare presentations and lead meetings.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Education – BS Degree preferred

  • Manufacturing experience - 10 to 15 years

  • Aerospace experience – 5-10 years

  • Lean/Six Sigma experience preferred

  • Root cause analysis and corrective action

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products (2010 Excel basic skills required)

  • Effective communication skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • Citizenship requirements: US Citizens only

Skills & Experience

Root Cause Corrective Action, Six Sigma, Supplier Quality

Cyient is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cyient recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive company where our people can focus their whole self on solving problems that matter.

At Cyient, we work towards improving the daily lives of people with unwavering focus. From a quieter flight to a safer train journey, a more reliable energy supply, or a faster internet connection, we provide engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management services to industry leaders across the globe.

Our 15,000 associates are located in more than 21 countries, supporting 12 industries, including aerospace, rail transportation, power generation, telecommunications and medical technology.

With a sound track record of growth and profitability, we are committed to developing a sustainable society and actively promoting education and inclusive growth initiatives in our local communities.

We have established deep-rooted, enduring relationships with global industry leaders, by understanding their business needs, goals, culture, and core values. As part of our strong corporate ethos, co-creating business and public value is important to us. In this direction, the Cyient Foundation has developed a framework that unifies our diverse corporate social responsibility initiatives, such as government school adoptions, digital literacy programs, and social innovation technology projects.

Or, as we like to call it, Designing Tomorrow Together.