Leader, Supplier Performance

Date: May 10, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US, 67209

Company: Bombardier

At Bombardier, our employees work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we’ll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

In your role, you will

•    Develop and implement supplier performance metrics, scorecards, and evaluation criteria to assess supplier performance and identify areas for improvement.
•    Conduct regular supplier performance evaluations and communicate performance feedback to suppliers and internal stakeholders.
•    Develop and implement interventions to improve supplier performance, including corrective action plans and supplier development programs.
•    Work closely with procurement and quality assurance teams to ensure supplier compliance with contractual requirements, quality standards, and delivery schedules.
•    Identify and manage supplier risk, including assessing and mitigating risks related to quality, delivery, and cost.
•    Work with cross-functional teams to ensure supplier performance is aligned with business objectives.
•    Maintain accurate records of supplier performance data, performance improvement initiatives, and supplier risk management activities.
•    Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to drive continuous improvement and supplier innovation.
•    Lead and manage a team of supplier performance analysts, providing guidance, coaching, and development opportunities.

As our ideal candidate

•    You have a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, engineering, or a related field. A Master's degree, MBA or PMP is preferred.
•    You have at least 15 years of experience in supplier management, with a focus on supplier performance management and improvement.
•    You hold outstanding set of soft skill and proven record of managing people with empathy and patience.
•    You have experience in leading a team of supplier performance analysts, providing guidance, coaching, and development opportunities.
•    You have experience in multi-tasking complex projects and managing different teams at the same time as well as keeping up with priority and scope changes.
•    You hold advanced data analysis skills, with the ability to analyze complex data sets, develop insights and recommendations, and create actionable reports.
•    You hold strong project management skills, with the ability to plan, execute, and track supplier performance improvement initiatives.
•    You hold excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and build strong relationships with suppliers.
•    You have experience in risk management, with the ability to identify, assess, and mitigate supplier risks.
•    You hold strong negotiation skills, with the ability to negotiate supplier contracts and resolve supplier performance issues.
•    You hold proficiency in supply chain management software and tools, such as SAP, LeanDNA, Power BI or Ariba.
•    You have a strong commitment to continuous improvement, with the ability to drive change and innovation within the organization.

Bombardier is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Please continue to monitor our website and apply for additional positions for which you are qualified and may be of interest to you.


Job Leader, Supplier Performance

Primary Location Wichita, ADMN / MFG, Learjet

Organization Learjet Inc

Shift Day job

Employee Status Regular

Nearest Major Market: Wichita