Triumph Group

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Purchasing Senior Specialist

Purchasing Senior Specialist

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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.



As a member of Triumph Precision Components Wichita, the Purchasing Agent, Supply Chain will achieve the company’s business objectives through effective execution of materials supply chain strategies and sourcing activities. The qualified candidate will work closely with the Wichita supply chain team and enterprise supply chain professionals in both tactical and strategic capacities


Execute on all transactional related activities including requisitioning, purchase order creation, approval, and confirmation, delivery schedule management, expedited order processing, promise dating, and order delivery escalation.  


Use existing MRP and multiple data systems to create sustainable tools and dashboards necessary to drive daily activities, anticipate production needs, provide status reports to management, and advise of critical situations as needed.  


Lead and deliver on all new program introduction commitments; control material purchasing to strict cost, quality and time schedules, support production readiness reviews to ensure timely delivery to the customer.


Assist with the development and execution of materials management strategies including replenishment processes (kanban, min/max, other pull systems) and consignment programs to ensure timely and consistent support of production materials including raw materials, purchased details, sealants, adhesives, and hardware.


Oversee and execute supplier managed inventory programs. Ensure proper communication between internal production and suppliers to ensure programs deliver expected results, take corrective action where necessary, and drive total process improvement. 


Assist with managing stores and warehouse activities such as kitting, line side deployment, and ensure inventory accuracy in conjunction with ERP and Procurement processes.


Work closely with enterprise Supply Chain Management to implement Supply Chain commodity strategies for critical direct and indirect materials and support long term supplier relationships.


Assist in developing division-specific commodity strategies, including strategy formulation, supplier categorization, and strategy implementation.


Be capable of sourcing materials, purchased parts, and services, including compliant RFP/RFQ practices, detailed bid analysis, coherent communication of bid analyses are recommendations for supplier selection, and all related award and contracting activity.


Develop strong supplier relationships and communicate clearly with suppliers regarding expectations, supplier performance, and opportunities for improvement.


Develop and sustain strong inter-functional relationships, promote a cohesive working environment, and balance multiple demands in a fast paced production environment.


Provide Production and the Program Office with status regarding supplier and materials availability issues; conduct program reviews with key suppliers to ensure support of business objectives and production requirements.


Understand the concept of best-cost and identify cost reduction opportunities related to raw materials and other purchased materials and services. Possess the knowledge and ability to communicate cost reduction opportunities internally and work with internal stakeholders and suppliers to implement cost reduction activities and realize the benefits financially. 


Comply with existing standard work practices and assist in the development of additional best practices to drive standardization of work across the enterprise.



- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field
- Minimum of 5 years of supply chain management experience in with progressively more responsibility
- Extensive knowledge in manufacturing and assemblies
- Experience with Raw material Procurement via distribution and mill channels
- Experience with standard ERP scheduling and ordering practices, metrics, and reports
- Proven track record of success in implementing commodity strategies and leading best practices within a global and product diverse environment
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- A high sense of urgency, accountability, and commitment to delivering value to the organization

Preferred Qualifications
- Masters degree in Business Administration
- CPM, CSCP certification or equivalent
- Extensive knowledge in aerospace structures commodities
- A high sense of urgency, accountability, and commitment to delivering value to the organization