Defense - Supply Chain / Procurement Agent 3

at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description


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.


+ Acts as an authorized agent of the company with responsibility for managing all supplier-related activities and authority to commit company resources through contracts and agreements

+ Research, evaluate, and set expectations for prospective suppliers for new business

+ Build and maintain good relations with suppliers

+ Handle and manage negotiating contracts with suppliers

+ Develops requests for quotations and proposals, analyzes supplier responses, negotiates and awards contracts, and manages post award supplier activities

+ Interfaces with internal and external customers and suppliers\

+ Manages post award supplier activities including updating suppliers profile and required documentation

+ Manages inventory levels, simulation, modeling forecasting data, and supplier performance

+ Monitors customer inventory demand and material assets to optimize total supply chain planning

+ Incorporates planning decisions from customers and suppliers to reduce material and product variability, and arrive at optimal solutions

+ Ability to communicate and track program change as flowed down by Prime/Company

+ Integrated Product Team representation and support

+ Change Management

+ Tracking affordability/trade studies

+ Performing BOE (Bases of estimate)/Estimating tasks

+ Knowledge and support of P&L activities

+ Ability to be decisive in complex problem solving


+ 6-9 years’ experience in a supply chain role, preferably within the aerospace or manufacturing industry

+ Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Supply Chain, or other relevant course of study preferred

+ Knowledge of SAP/ERP Systems

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint

+ Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

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

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

+ A Security Clearance is preferred but is not required to start employment however candidate must meet the criteria to apply for one if necessary

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. To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC247185148

Posted On: Sep 05, 2023

Updated On: Jun 16, 2024

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