Procurement Operations Manager in City of Industry, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is seeking a Procurement Operations Manager at our aerospace manufacturing facility in the City of Industry, CA.
This is an opportunity to grow your career at a large, international aerospace company. The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), a 401(k) matching program, and paid holidays and vacation. 
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines. Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 32 locations. AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

The Business Unit Plant Procurement Manager develops and leads the BU Plant Procurement team. The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend of the respective Business Unit plant, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances and ensuring highest efficiency and effectiveness of the BU Plant Procurement team. He/she ensures the optimal collaboration of BU Plant Procurement with BU Procurement Engineering as well as with Global Category Management and Regional Procurement to achieve best procurement results. He/she is directly responsible the BU Plant Procurement targets. 
  • Responsible for the relevant Plant Procurement Operations function;
  • Leads Business Unit Strategic Buyers;
  • Works in close conjunction and alignment with Business Unit Procurement Engineers,
  • Shares savings targets with Category Management, Procurement Engineering, on Plant-specific spends i.e. Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management), procurement organizational efficiency;
  • Monitors and controls BU plant procurement target achievement and initiates counter measures if necessary;
  • Communicates supplier issues to Business Unit Procurement Operations Director and Category Management;
  • Participates in supplier meetings jointly with Category Lead if relevant for the Plant;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and customers;
  • Ability to offer professional and expeditious assistance in a fast-paced environment.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Engineering, Procurement, Finance, or Supply Chain;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of Hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.;
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or Supply Chain Management from an accredited institution;
  • Professional certifications (PMP, CPM, APICS, P.E.);
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience managing a plant-based procurement function with direct reports;
  • Experience with a Strategic Sourcing Process;
  • Possess negotiation skills;
  • Possess financial analysis skills - develop and evaluate business cases for decisions;
  • Possess analytical skills and attention to detail with a demonstrated ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize a rapidly changing set of objectives;
  • Possess collaboration skills with the ability to implement key procurement initiatives across all major departments within the facility;
  • Possess solid organizational skills to manage multiple Procurement and plant-based projects/programs while managing day to day buying requirements.