Supplier Manager

Full Time


De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing, and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.

Position Summary We are currently recruiting Supplier Managers to join our strategic sourcing team. This is an on-site role located in Calgary, AB. Supplier Managers are responsible for sourcing of potential suppliers, developing and maintaining supplier relationships, determining the right supply base, and negotiating contracts and business requirements while optimizing the total acquisition & operating cost of the aircraft program. You will also be responsible for administering commercial agreements with our suppliers, managing issues, and implementing product improvements.

Candidates will be working closely with various Engineering, Operations, Aftermarket, Logistics, Finance, Legal, and Program departments where the developments of these relationships are a key success factor. Responsibilities Identify & source suppliers to satisfy production and/or aftermarket requirements. Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, commercial agreements, and product changes, as well as amend contracts. Identify, analyze, and realize cost optimization opportunities.

Monitor and manage supplier performance including cost, quality, and on-time delivery. Ensure contracts are administered and maintained in accordance with our business requirements. Provide clear, concise, and accurate progress and impact reporting in compliance with Organization governance and management systems. Build positive relationships with suppliers as well as internal stakeholders from the working level to the executive level to achieve program objectives.

Experience & Education Gain a thorough understanding of the market for the product family and have a solid comprehension of suppliers’ capabilities, their positioning in the market, and their strategies. Business Administration and/or have extensive experience in supply chain. Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in supply chain/strategic sourcing. Experience in the aerospace industry and/or manufacturing environment (Asset).

Experience with development programs and in project/program management (Asset). Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English). Solid negotiation experience with an ability to understand legal terminology, draft, and review contracts. Strong presentation skills, and ability to get into details as well as provide executive summaries of complex situations.

Comfortable dealing with all levels of an organization. Strong financial acumen with proficiency in MS Excel to analyze and compare prices and costs. Results-oriented and a team player comfortable working with all aspects of the organization. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and experience using ERP systems.

Ability to work in a highly technical environment. APICS certification (Asset) At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment. All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply. De Havilland will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process.

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