• KC-2 Modernization Material Program Manager

    Location US-TX-San Antonio
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/13/2018 2:34 PM)
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  • Overview

    Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter


    The KC-2 Modernization Material Program Manager (MPM) is a strong leader with demonstrated project management skills. This individual will be involved in the leadership of the Integrated Program Team (IPT), and will be accountable for ensuring overall supplier performance, including compliance to the Contract Statement of Work (SSOW) and/or technical data package, on time and under cost material deliveries, and developing smart metrics to accurately measure and predict supplier performance.


    The MPM’s primary role is to support effective and efficient Supply Chain Management (SCM) by developing and participating in program and enterprise level supply chain strategies and plans, and ensures the placement and receipt of material requirements to those strategies and plans are in support of program requirements. This individual is the liaison between the program office, engineering, operations and the supply chain organization in ensuring that the program requirements are being met and program business objectives are achieved.


    As an integral member of the team, this MPM will have daily involvement with Program and Project Management, Engineering, Operations, Quality, Contracts and Finance.


    The ideal candidate will be a success oriented, self-motivated project leader who can drive a cross-functional team to meet the demands of a dynamic and evolving program. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

    Reports directly to the KC-2 Modernization Program Director.


    • Working closely with Program Management, IPTs, Engineering, Production Control Sourcing, Property Management and Logistics to ensure purchase requisitions and POs support program needs. 
    • Identifying and mitigating program risks as they pertain to material and/or service requirements through integrated root cause/corrective action. 
    • Manage material financials and mitigate risks to sales, cash flow and EACs.
    • Prepare and/or respond to Program Specific Proposal and RFQs.
    • Develop material strategies.
    • Prepare and execute Material Program Plans (MPPs).
    • Participate in program specific supplier engagements to drive our mission.
    • Lead the supply chain transition from the incumbent contractor including any government and/or customer provided property.
    • Source/Purchase any unique program requirements. Unique program requirements are ones that have no commonality with any other business activity within Elbit.
    • Assists with interdepartmental duties as required.
    • Facilitates and drives LEAN principles and process improvements throughout.
    • Employs ERP systems to manage stock levels, delivery times and transport costs;
    • Utilizes associated information systems to coordinate and control the order cycle; Analyzes data from ERP systems to evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements.
    • Liaisons and negotiates with customers and suppliers if necessary.
    • Provide support and encouragement to the supply chain organization to effectively support program needs.
    • Managing cost and schedule for ISC labor and material using earned value management (EVMS) or similar finance tool.
    • Oversite of the Supplier Management process (including Supplier Risk/Opportunity Management Plan, Supplier performance and communication of customer flow through requirements such as FAR/DFARS, ITAR).
    • Driving for material affordability, requiring engagement with the Integrated Product Team, supplier engineering, design engineering and quality.
    • Identifying and securing Supply Chain resources to support the capture plan and managing the Supply Chain content of the proposal pipeline for new and/or change requirements for the Program.
    • Providing status and performance updates to internal and external customers.
    • Developing and executing material product plans/strategies.
    • Creating and tracking key product area performance metrics.
    • Identifying and managing program and overall supply chain risks and opportunities.


    Working Conditions:

    • Working areas are naturally ventilated and mechanically heated when required.
    • Exposed to typical factory conditions such as engine noise, riveting, dust and chemical fumes, none to the extent of being intolerable.
    • Hearing, vision and breathing protection is provided in appropriate areas. Some exposure to elements of weather when traveling and/or commuting between buildings.
    • Daily attendance is an essential to this position.

    Excellent communication competences

    Superb team working skills.
    Logical reasoning.
    Business aptitude.
    Numeracy capabilities.
    Ability to network across the company effectively and maintain good working relationship with all departments and employees.
    Ability to plan ahead and deal with unexpected changes.
    Ability to act decisively to resolve problems.
    Capability to motivate and instruct direct and indirect employees to facilitate high performance.
    Strong capability to develop aptitude in company’s ERP system of choice.
    Understanding of Government property requirements.
    Supply Chain aptitude.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field with concentration in business with 5 years experience or Minimum 10 years experience in an Aviation industry
    • 5 years experience working in Materials Management

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Aviation services and/or products is preferred.
    • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt



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