Aircraft Group Strategic Sourcing Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Strategic Sourcing Manager (Supply Chain) , Moog Aircraft Group

The Moog Aircraft Supply Chain Group is seeing a Strategic Sourcing Manager. Under the direction of the AG Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager; the Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for the development of strategic sourcing plans including make vs buy inputs, Supplier identification and selection, negotiating and closing high value long term agreements, Supplier relationship management, Supplier partnership and development as well as general contractual supplier support for all AG sites and sectors. The ability to effectively manage relationships and influence internal and external stakeholders throughout the process is critical.

The scope includes: New programs, existing programs and aftermarket programs throughout the entire lifecycle of proposal development, new product introduction, rate increase and mass production in order to meet quality, total cost, delivery and inventory goals. 


  • Leads the development of strategic sourcing plans simultaneously for multiple commodity groups
  • Supports and makes recommendations to facilitate AG Make vs Buy strategy decisions
  • Evaluates global market environment
  • Leads the development and management of commodity strategic plans to achieve AG business requirements
  • Identifies, selects & develops strategic supplier partnerships to generate new supplier capability or competency to generate competitive advantage. Includes determining required investment in training & development, including requirements for long term/permanent residence on site at supplier
  • Develops channels of supply to achieve reduced lead time and Moog inventory holding, increased quality and delivery and therefore lowest total cost (not just the lowest purchase price)
  • Supplier Relationship Management, supported by Regional SC Management
  • Contract & pricing negotiation and maintenance including claim management
  • Leadership of a cross functional team and able to influence decision making at all levels of the business
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree level education preferred in the fields of Engineering, Supply Chain, or Business.
  • Desired qualifications would include: Certification in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Program Management, additional education and a Master’s Degree in Business, Engineering.
  • Greater than 7 years of progressive experience (usually post education) in the field of manufacturing or engineering (preferably Aerospace)
  • Good negotiating skills, combined with knowledge of procurement and contractual law is preferred
  • Good communication/organizational skills, and be able to demonstrate an ability to understand complex regulations/procedures
  • Required to effectively communicate both internally and externally at with customers and suppliers
  • Ability to deal with a variety of tasks at any one time and understand the priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Requires strong analytical and creative problem solving abilities to understand and facilitate complex supply chain decision making over the strategic time window
  • Requires excellent working knowledge and understanding of contractual requirements, business systems and processes
  • Good understanding of supply chain networks and linkage and flow
  • Global business travel will be required to visit Moog internal sites and their suppliers - Approximately 25% (sometimes with little advance notice)
  • You can do this!

    Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our people enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture where everyone trust each other to do the right thing. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work.

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