Director of Supply Chain

Magellan Aerospace - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace Winnipeg is looking for a high performing Director of Supply Chain to join our site leadership team. The person in this role is the site lead for all matters regarding vendor management, contracts and negotiation, inventory management, logistics and shipping, and customer contract management.

This role covers all supply chain functions end-to-end from supplier to customer including developing policies, and plays a major role in leading the overall improvements to our supply chain systems/processes for the company. The type of individual who will succeed will have a can-do, no-excuse and driven hands on approach to end-to-end supply chain management.

The successful candidate will work closely with and support long-serving Divisional Managers, Operations teams and Business Unit leaders of legacy programs and new product launches ensuring that products are delivered on time in full, right the first time, all the time.

This position reports directly to the site General Manager .

Perks and Benefits

Competitive salary

Attractive (FLEX) benefits package (fully Company paid)

Generous Company pension plan

Positive work-life balance

Excellent career progression opportunities

Commitment to professional growth

Company social events including Company BBQ, children's events, service awards day, winter holiday party and many other events put together by our social committee!

Employee Social & Welfare Association

On-site gym

Employee discounts on tickets to certain sporting events and other entertainment/events

Full cafeteria with healthy daily specials

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Essential Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Plan, implement and manage the overall supply chain strategy for Magellan Aerospace Winnipeg

Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams

Determine and action key supply chain KPIs

Suggest solutions for and lead process improvements; Identify process bottleneck and implement solutions in a timely manner

Train and evaluate employees

Work with finance, sales, and manufacturing teams

Build and maintain good relationships with vendors and customers

Lead negotiations with vendors where necessary

Liaise with Magellan Aerospace corporate as needed to support or lead corporate initiatives

Train, coach and mentor all associates in the use of relevant industry best practices

Develop and implement an effective system for communication, rapid containment, root-cause corrective action, and continuous improvement to prevent recurrence of production, quality and system deficiencies for all internal manufacturing, administrative, and external supplier processes

Position Requirements / Qualifications

Required Experience

5+ years of experience in a Supply Chain Senior Manager, Director or similar role

5+ years of experience working with international/global vendors and customers including navigating appropriate regulations

5+ years supervisory experience at a Manager level or higher

5+ years creating, negotiating, and reviewing contracts including pricing and other terms

Managing a procurement, materials, and contracts team

Past experience/exposure to a Unionized environment

High volume purchasing of materials

Producing and submitting RFPs

Approving invoices and purchase orders

Identifying and replenishing inventory gaps

Highly technical, Multi-product manufacturing experience

Operations and Capital Budgeting, Planning and Reporting experience with a strong emphasis on accurate one-month and rolling inventory forecasts

Desired/Preferred Experience

Lean and CI with hand-on experience participating Kaizen events (experience in leading events would be helpful)

Several years of shop-flow optimization experience

Union experience and negotiation experience with units of 250+

SAP or other ERP roll out experience

ISO and AS9100 audit experience

Experience dealing directly with Vendors and Customers to strengthen the supply chain from a quality stand point

Experience in a matrixed business structure

Skills & Competencies

Solid Microsoft Excel skills

Knowledgeable in a project application process

Superior time management and organizational skills

First rate accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to handle shifting priorities

Must be well-versed in all matters related to materials management, inventory management, vendor management, purchasing (Procurement), SIOP process, and others

Excellent proactive communication and active listening skills

Polished presenter; comfortable presenting information to all levels within the organization (from floor to exec office)

Highly organized and Results driven with a ‘never give up’ approach

Change agent who is not afraid to challenge legacy processes and the status quo with the goal of continuous improvement

Visionary and Cutting Edge Technology-Savvy

Must have ability to be ITAR cleared


Post-secondary Supply Chain education and/or designation (BComm, MBA, APICs, SCMP, MSCM) is required

BSc/MSc in Engineering or Business is preferred/desirable

Lean Certified Black Belt is preferred/desirable

Certificate in Management (CIM) is preferred/desirable

Formal training in Continuous Improvement principles (e.g., 5S/6S, VSM, SPC, DOE) is preferred/desirable

Project Management (PMP) designation is preferred/desirable

About Us

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!


Magellan Aerospace respects the privacy and confidentiality of personal information provided by candidates and shall not disclose to any external parties unless legislated.

Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity. This document is intended to provide the reader with information and is not a contractual document. Some of the material therefore may be subject to change.