Supplier Manager at Vector
Tucson, AZ, US

Job Summary

The position will develop supply chain processes to provide efficiency and integration with all stakeholders, these include but not limited to; solicitation request and evaluations, forecasting, tracking, invoicing, administration of contracts, and supplier assessments. Working in close coordination with Engineering and Operation departments, the Supplier Manager shall execute effective organization management and supply chain strategies to achieve development and production goals. The supplier manager will be required to conduct and assist in the sourcing of new materials and facilitate supplier assessments as needed. The Supplier Manager will assist in the development of a metric/scoring system that shall be utilized in supplier sourcing and purchase order placement. 


Essential Functions

  • Develop supply chain processes for Vector to effectively meet development and manufacturing
  • Integrate into integrated product teams to understand all needs, provide action plans on how to achieve results that exceed needs.
  • Establish priorities and effectively manage projects to complete duties/projects within required time.
  • Coordinate & prioritize requests made by all departments in order to ensure cohesiveness within the company in regards to supplier performance, monitoring and improvement, and resident expert in support of supplier topics.
  • Must develop request for quotations, evaluate supplier proposals, issue purchase orders, and administer purchase orders.
  • Work collaboratively with the design engineering teams to develop statements of work with appropriate requirements that suppliers can propose to.
  • Provide requested requested reports from internal organizations.
  • Solid understanding of Government contract requirements such as FAR, ITAR, and EAR
  • Experience with ERP system, provide feedback and improvements to the ERP tool.


Qualifications and Requirements

Education:          Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Aerospace/Defense supply chain experience preferred.

Experience (Years):     7+ years of relevant aerospace experience

Experience (Technical)  

Computer Skills:  Microsoft Office

Travel:                 25%

Citizenship:        US Citizen or authorized Green Card holder


Additional Information

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Highly organized with a proven ability to see projects through to completion
  • Must be able to deal with work-related deadlines, accountabilities and responsibilities
  • Must be able to work independently and under time constraints
  • Editing and proofreading expertise