Zodiac Aerospace VP Supply Chain - DCIS in HUNTINGTON BEACH, California

VP Supply Chain - DCIS

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Reference number002944-ZOII
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Position title

VP Supply Chain - DCIS

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Contractual hours




Responsible for leading and overseeing all Supply Chain activities including Planning, Purchasing, Stores, Materials Management, and Supplier Management. Accountable for all staff activities and provides leadership, clear direction and mentoring to the Supply Chain team. Interfaces with stakeholders and collaborates with a variety of other functional areas in order to deliver program and Company results that achieve business goals and objectives. Ensures all activities adhere to the contract obligations, Zodiac DCIS quality standards and are responsive to the customers’ needs and market opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•Collaborates with Executive and Senior leadership team to ensure companywide initiatives and business objectives are met.

•Leads the enterprise strategy for the Planning, Purchasing, Stores, Materials Management and Supplier Management departments at Zodiac DCIS.

•Develops strategic relationships with suppliers and stakeholders internally and externally.

•Owns and develops a Supply Chain Strategy that maximizes value to the Zodiac DCIS.

•Provides leadership to system development and oversees integration across Zodiac DCIS to maximize return on technology investment

Job description

•Provides leadership and expertise with regard to project execution including business planning, requirements gathering, execution and setting of expectations throughout the project lifecycle

•Provides leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching and developmental goals.

•Ensures all objectives for all departmental personnel are established and actively mentors and develops employees to obtain greater capabilities and assume greater responsibilities.

•Contributes to, and provides support of, proposal development, strategic planning and budgeting.

•Provides leadership to cross-functional project teams including functional areas within Zodiac DCIS as well as external customer and vendor team members.

•Reviews work of Functional Managers and all key decisions to ensure company objectives are met and execution of program/project budgets and schedules for each program are accomplished.

•Shares knowledge across organizational boundaries and promotes continuous process improvement.

•Maintains regular attendance including being at work, being on time to work and working full shifts.

•Other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•Personal Responsibility (Modeling the Way) ¬ - You maintain clear leadership philosophy and build consensus around organization values, you make sound and timely decisions by taking calculated risk while assuming responsibility, you evoke trust by being appropriately open, honest, ethical and consistent, you seek to eliminate inefficiencies and engage others, and you encourage organization, prioritization, follow-through and time management.

•Direction Setting (Inspiring a Shared Vision) – You create, articulate and inspire a vision for change, you keep organizational focus on customer through expectations, involvement and feedback you recognize importance of teams and when to use them, and you communicate expectations clearly while encouraging and recognizing accomplishments.

•Strategic Leadership (Challenging the Process) – You analyze trends/benchmarking data, develop alternatives, and identify opportunities for leverage, you set and keep focus on goals, you utilize resources effectively, you anticipate issues, you articulate a vision and encourage innovation and problem-solving to support it, and you display openness to new ideas, change and learning.


Job Core Competencies

•Organizational Savvy – You display an understanding of organizational culture and practices, incorporate organizational awareness into decision making, and utilize both formal and informal channels to achieve results, you navigate organizational politics effectively and build alliances across the organization.

•Judgment – You display a willingness to make decisions, you exhibit sound and accurate judgment, you support and explain reasoning for decisions, you include appropriate people in decision-making process, and you make timely decisions.

•Problem Solving – You identify problems in a timely manner, you gather and analyze information skillfully, you develop alternative solutions, you resolve problems in early stages, and you work well in group problem solving situations.

Summary of Education, Experience & Certification

Bachelor's degree in business or engineering discipline with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the aerospace industry.

MBA or Master’s Engineering/Supply Chain or related area strongly preferred

Minimum of 10 years people management experience.

5+ years transportation interiors strongly preferred. Aerospace mergers and acquisitions experience preferred.

CPIM and APICS certifications are a plus.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•Proven management skills including displayed leadership of high-performing team.

•Strong coaching, mentoring and overall employee development skills.

•Ability to work well independently and cross-functionally as part of an established and growing team.

•Ability to build effective working relationships, persuade and influence, and problem-solve complex issues.

•Strong communication, time-management, and organizational skills.

•Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management or project teams.

•Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

•Demonstrated experience with Accounting software, Database software, Project Management software, Spreadsheet and Word Processing software, and Internet knowledge.

•Ability to sit for extended periods of time, use hands to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and have close/color vision ability to adjust focus.

•Ability to travel as required.

•Ability to work outside of core business hours as required.

Job location
Job location

Americas, USA, California, HUNTINGTON BEACH

Candidate criteria

BA / BS / 4 year degree

Min. experience level required

11-15 years


English (Fluent)