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Aerospace - Supply Chain Improvement Project Manager

Supplier Management Solutions, LLC
Simi Valley, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

For over 15 years, SMS has remained the industry leader with a “boots on the ground” approach to drive systematic changes that improve quality while sustaining on-time delivery performance. Working as an extension of its customers, SMS’ unique, Fully Integrated Service Solution offers Supplier Management, Supplier Development, and Quality Management Services throughout the Commercial & Defense Aerospace Industries. Currently, SMS is providing support to the largest Primes, Tier-1s, and Tier 2s while expanding its service portfolio to include quality management services since the acquisition by TRIGO GROUP, INC. in January 2019.

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Under general supervision and reporting to the VP of Quality Operations, the Supply Chain Improvement Project Manager serves as a vital link between SMS and our Prime Aerospace customers. The primary goal of the Supply Chain Improvement Project Manager is to achieve benefits from standardizing and following project management processes, policies, and methods. The Supply Chain Improvement Project Manager will have oversight, coordinate, and track actions from the following activities: site account reviews, business reviews, executive champion interaction, supplier letters, supplier audits, supplier development initiatives, and quality assessments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
  • Delegating tasks on the project to employees best positioned to complete them
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Communicating with leads, managers, and executives to keep the project aligned with their goals
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needs or financing for the project change
  • Oversight of high profiled supplier program
  • Coordination of communications and activities with internal and external stakeholders
  • Track open and closed issues, concerns, and actions
  • Compile and archive supplier interaction documents
  • Publish monthly supplier activities summary
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


  • Fluent English – reading and writing is required
  • Professionalism, integrity, and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work in multi-functional teams often under pressure
  • Strong independent decision-making skills; excellent analytical skills and professional judgment
  • Excellent written, and verbal communication skills

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Pass pre-hire background check including credit screening
  • Perform risk management to minimize potential risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams, and process maps to document needs
  • Report and escalate to management as needed

General Requirements

  • Ability to pass background and drug screen
  • Vision exam is required prior to hire. Requirements are as follows:•The General Vision Acuity Test shall be performed by an Oculist, Optometrist or other professionally recognized person. The following requirements shall apply.
  • Near Vision – Eyes meets Orthorater 8 (95% or Jaeger #2 at 12 inches)
  • Far vision – Eyes meets Orthorater 4 (76%) or Snellen Chart 20/50
  • Color Perception – 6 of 9 Orthorater plates
  • US Citizenship Required: Supplier Management Solutions, LLC can restrict hiring to US Citizens when government contracts require us to do so. 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(2)(C).

Education, Experience & Other Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree and 5+ years of experience
  • Experience in developing a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Experience in managing changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Experience in measuring performance using appropriate project management tools and techniques
  • US or International citizenship or permanent residence status required depending on work location.
  • Fluent English – reading and writing is required
  • Pass pre-hire background check including DMV and credit screening
  • Pass Pre-hire Drug Screening
  • Reliable transportation - must have current/active drivers' license

Office / Sedentary Requirements

  • Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Manufacturing / Non-Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each workday doing the following activities: stand for extended periods of time, walk, bend, stoop, or climb. May have possible exposure to dust and may require the ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds 33% - 66% of the time.

Company Overview:

About SMS, a TRIGO company,

Supplier Management Solutions, LLC (SMS) is the leader in the Commercial and Defense Aerospace Industry providing global supplier management, development and quality services through “boots on the ground” on-site management to drive systemic changes that improve quality and sustain on-time delivery and overall supplier performance.

With SMS’ Headquarters located in Southern California, SMS' Executives, Management and teams come with over forty (40) years of industry experience. Together, SMS understands the current dynamics and urgent need for a more efficient and cost-effective supply chain management solution. SMS' management team and field resources, Delivery Assurance Specialists (DAS'), Supplier Development Specialists (SDS'), Quality Assurance Specialists (QAS') and Supplier Quality Engineers (SQE's), perform their role working as an extension of their customers, with a domestic presence in over 40 states and 24+ countries internationally. SMS’ business model provides a customized, fully integrated service solution along the customer's value stream which results in quality parts arriving “on-time, every time.”

As of January 2019, TRIGO Group, with a headquarters in Paris-France, acquired Supplier Management Solutions. This transaction was a major step in TRIGO’s development strategy into the value added global Aerospace supply chain and quality management services market, while expanded TRIGO’s U.S. footprint by leveraging SMS’ relationships and domestic presence. It has strengthened SMS’ position as a quality partner in the Aerospace supply chain by providing global coverage in addition to an extended service offering into quality inspection and conformity management. The integration of the two companies has provided our current and future customers with a unique combined full service solution for both On-Time-Delivery and On-Quality-Delivery performance for the Aerospace supply chain.

Supplier Management Solutions, LLC (SMS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.


It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans.

The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

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