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Purchasing Supplier Manager

Location: Niles, IL
Company: Woodward Inc.
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Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

  • All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity
  • 9.5% annual retirement benefit opportunity
  • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members
  • 12 paid holidays, including floating holidays
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave
  • Paid parental leave (effective 1 Jan)
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
  • Member referral bonus
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary benefits, including:
  • Home / Auto Insurance discounts
  • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Supplier Manager role, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

What's In It for You...

At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members" and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's an inclusive, positive, collaborative, and socially responsible environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

What you will be doing...

Management of global supply base to maximize performance and leverage to positively impact financial performance of all Woodward business groups. Includes all aspects of commercial and contractual management of the assigned suppliers. Key focus is the selection and development of the supply base to match Woodward's future needs, but also includes support of the business group-based purchasing functions in the areas of strategic alignment and critical issue escalation.

  • Strategy Development (supply base/market knowledge, business integration, deployment planning, internal alignment, global awareness)
  • Strategy Deployment (project management, metrics, goals, escalations - charter, etc.)
  • Supplier Relationship Management (commercial management, internal coordination, and alignment)
  • Analytics (Business Objects and external sources)
  • Contract Management/Negotiation (type, development, execution, implementation, and process)
  • Project Management (maintain/upkeep of basic project management tools)

What we are looking for...

  • BA/BS in Materials and/or Operations management, Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4-year bachelor's degree is required
  • 3-5 years purchasing experience
  • Domestic and international travel may be required

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., 'Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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