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Program Procurement Manager -Bothell, WA

Ref: US_EN_6_971578_1474301

Posted on 21 November 2022

Program Procurement Manager

Who We Are:

Modis is looking for a Program Procurement Manager with one of our leading aerospace manufacturing companies! Come design, engineer, manufacture, and install the best aircraft interiors in the world, focusing on luxury interiors.This is a direct hire role with excellent benefits, a 401(k) plan with a generous match, competitive pay, and a chance to work with and learn from the very best in the business.  We also offer the opportunity for a rich and diverse career across over 300 job fields and international sights.


Collaborates with a team of purchasing and program management professionals to support parts requirements for mod install kits and production across all sites specific to a major program. Ensures that the company's interests in terms of value are upheld through supplier on time delivery, quality and total cost.  Develops and implements strategic goals and objectives, promotes collaboration and coordination of procurement activities with key stakeholders, as well as oversees the day-to-day tactical execution of the procurement team’s assigned responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching and developmental goals.
  • Enforces and adheres to policies as outlined in employee handbook.
  • Develops and executes strategies to deliver against annual operational and financial goals.
  • Provides input and recommendations on organizational structure/resource requirements needed for Supply Chain to best meet long term company goals.
  • Acts as first line of escalation for program related to internal support, parts procurement and supplier performance.
  • Responsible for communicating concise and comprehensive program statuses and priorities to the procurement team.
  • Advocates on behalf of the department needs to fix issues related to overcoming obstacles with internal coordination and communication with other departments.
  • Proactively participates in design and engineering phases of programs, providing guidance to ensure products are designed and planned in an efficient manner.
  • Develops and manages internal and external relationships, establishes rapport and collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Monitors, validates and reports out on adherence to budget, cost savings and cost avoidance initiatives and progress.
  • Monitors and reports status of key Procurement metrics – implements corrective actions where performance needs to improve.
  • Ensures that all functional teams follow established BMS processes and uses standard templates, documentation and methodology.
  • Continually supports, promotes and models the company's corporate values and culture in everyday business dealings.   
  • Maintains regular attendance including being at work, being on time to work and working full shifts.
  • Contributes to a positive work atmosphere by displaying productive behavior and communication focused on building effective working relationships with customers, clients, coworkers and management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Competencies

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and accepts constructive criticism/feedback and changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts effectively in verbal and written form, exhibits good listening and comprehension, keeps others informed and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Dependability - Responds to requests for service and assistance, follows instruction and responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions and doing the best job possible, keeps commitments, and maintains reliable attendance.
  • Initiative - Sets and achieves challenging goals, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, measures self against standard of excellence, recognizes and acts on opportunities, and takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, and puts success of team above own interests.
  • Work Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, displays commitment to excellence, looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Safety – You observe safety and security procedures, you determine appropriate action beyond guidelines, you use equipment and materials properly, and you report potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Job Core Competencies

  • Business Acumen – You understand business implications of decisions, you conduct cost-benefit analyses, you display orientation to profitability, you demonstrate knowledge of market and competition, and you align work with strategic goals.
  • Negotiation Skills – You clarify interests and positions of all parties and adjust tactics to achieve desired results; you manage conflict, manipulation, and strong emotions; and you develop alternative options for mutual gain while building consensus through give-and-take.
  • Impact & Influence - You pursue and win support for ideas, you display ability to influence key decision-makers, you achieve win-win outcomes, you use authority appropriately to accomplish goals, and you address divergent opinions.
  • Problem Solving- You identify problems in a timely manner, you gather and analyze information skillfully, you develop alternative solutions, you resolve problems in early stages, and you work well in group problem solving situations.
  • Summary of Education, Experience & Certification

    Bachelor’s degree, seven years of experience in Supply Chain Management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Aerospace background and aircraft interior industry experience preferred.

    Employees working on programs subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations must qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, a Permanent Resident who does not work for a foreign company/foreign government/foreign governmental agency or organization, or a political asylee for legal compliance purposes.

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work well independently and cross-functionally as part of an established and growing team.
  • Proven leadership experience related to procurement practices, policies and processes.
  • Ability to motivate, coach and manage a team including conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Extremely customer focused/takes time to understand business needs.
  • Demonstrated strong negotiations skills.
  • Demonstrated effective decision making and ability to influence executive level decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience of implementing performance-based contracts with suppliers.
  • Experience developing and implementing procurement best practices and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to build internal customer/external supplier relationships to optimize performance and deliver process improvements.
  • Strong analytical, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, and effective presentation skills across multiple audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with technology including Microsoft Office applications, ERP, Inventory, BIand order processing systems. D365 knowledge a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sourcing ethics.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and decision making.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, use hands to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and have close/color vision ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Ability to work outside of core business hours as required.
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