Purchasing Manager

Valencia, CA 91355

Posted: 06/14/2019 Category: Administrative / Office Job Number: 21315 Pay Rate: 70-90k/annually

Purchasing Manager Job Posting

Based in Valencia, CA, an aircraft manufacturer is seeking a Purchasing Manager to join their team on a direct hire basis. Seeking an enthusiastic, proactive self-starter to make a great addition to their management team.

Partnering with key manufacturers to produce crucial components, systems and subsystems required to help maintain a competitive and technological advantage. They provide design, development and support of internally designed components, subsystems and systems, as well as production of complex assemblies using external designs.


  • Risk and opportunity management with a focus in process engineering and collaboration across the value stream. Continuous improvement and maximizing program return on sales with a focus on reducing cost and improving product quality performance.
  • Primary customer contact for team quality activities, leading review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
  • Maintaining close integration with customer to quickly adapt to changing environment and responsible for maintaining customer relationship both externally and internally.
  • Establishing milestones and monitoring adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions.
  • Managing utilization of statistical methods and preventive action methods to evaluate and initiate actions to identify and control sources of variation detrimental to quality, cost, and schedule targets.
  • Initiating effort to conduct/coordinate process and product evaluations and assessments. Emphasis will be placed on validation of key process capability.
  • Scope of responsibility also includes; quality and cost data analysis, root cause corrective and preventive action, supplier quality integration tasks, along with area or multiple area improvement strategy and planning.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Location: Valencia, CA


  • Bachelor's degree in technical field such as Engineering, Math or Science and/or 7 years of related aerospace quality management/leadership experience.
  • Minimum 5 years technical leadership/management experience.
  • Proven ability to assess current needs and resources to build a strong team.
  • Aerospace/Aviation industry experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AS9100 regulations.
  • MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Ability to work well with all levels within the organization to drive cultural change where needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for collaboration, communication and presentations.
  • Strong communication and change management skills with ability to lead through change
  • CQE, CQM or NDI certifications a plus.
  • Experience working with Boeing, Lockheed, DCMA, NAVAIR, Bombardier, FAA or another commercial OEMs a plus.
  • APQP, Lean Six Sigma, 8D RCCA, Error Proofing, Human Factors.
  • SYTELINE (CloudSuite Industrial) preferred, or other ERP system experience.
  • MES/Teamcenter or equivalent.


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