Triumph Group

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Strategic Procurement Lead

Strategic Procurement Lead

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Purchasing/Supply Chain - All
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Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.
Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.

The Strategic Procurement Lead will source, negotiate and purchases machinery, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization.


  • Ability to provide delivery assurance as well as cost management.
  • Use experience along with industry leading tools to procure development and initial production flight worthy hardware & equipment
  • Ensure that the day to day supply management activities such as building RFQs, negotiations and purchase order issuance are appropriately processed so that the supplier can execute on quality, on time and at cost
  • Ensure on time delivery & quality via robust project management experience and tools
  • Attend program material/status meetings and production meetings as required. Travel to suppliers may be required
  • Managing cost in a fast-paced program will require exceptional negotiation skills.
  • The buyer must be able to stay below target cost while maintaining an aggressive schedule on either short term or a long-term agreements.
  • Ability to handle high volumes of work in a fast-changing environment
  • This position will also require the candidate to be an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) advocate
  • Will participate in ACE/Continuous improvement events and activities such as Value Stream Mapping or Kaizen events
  • Contribute to the ACE culture by implementing 5S and two way communications
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure customer needs are met.


- Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Economics, Engineering, or related field
- 3 – 5 years’ experience in a Project Management role, Knowledge of major Supply Chain processes, supplier interface and purchase order placement
- Understanding of contract structure, business terms and conditions
- Proficient in Excel, Power Point, Project and MRP/ERP/SAP systems
- Ability to multi-task and meet critical deadlines
- Ability to work independently, but also identify critical issues as they arise
- Ability to remain calm under pressure and deal with ambiguity
- Experience with cost focused negotiations a plus
- Ability to travel 10 – 20%