Global Supply Chain Director

United States of America
Airfoils Division
Supply Chain/ Purchasing
Full Time


PCC Airfoils


With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

The Global Supply Chain Director (GSCD) serves as a key member of the PCC Airfoils Division Leadership Team. This leader will combine and integrate their expertise in material flow management with outstanding knowledge of information and financial flow, designing a metrics framework that drives the right behavior, and processes that deliver product availability at the lowest possible cost and working capital levels, ensuring operational efficiency.

 Core Responsibilities

  • Develop Purchasing Plan and Strategy
  • Source Raw Materials or Services
  • Oversee Planning & Scheduling Process to Ensure Manufacturing Productivity and Efficiency
  • Coordinate Delivery and Supply Chain Logistics
  • Minimize Shortages and Keep Costs Down
  • Strategize to Improve Productivity, Quality, and Efficiency of Operations
  • Lead, Develop, and Mentor Supply Chain Team

Essential Functions

  • Develop, deploy and implement global purchasing strategy to deliver maximum value, leverage and standardization
  • Negotiate supplier contracts with core factories to support critical business needs
  • Identify and execute total cost reduction opportunities
  • Lead and support cross function project teams as required to meet or exceed expectation on target costs and time
  • Track and report price, delivery, payment terms, supplier quality, claim processes, claim resolution management and other KPI metrics monthly
  • Purchase goods by securing price, capacity & service levels in line with commitments to the business and as per the sourcing strategies by applying a wide range of sourcing tools (e.g. negotiation, e-procurement, strategic collaboration, tenders/RFPs etc.)
  • Implement supplier strategy/shape supplier base. Assess and develop suppliers in order to meet business needs and opportunities
  • Ensure effective risk management of the supply base through robust contracts and monitoring of financial and other KPIs. Implement corrective actions as appropriate. Manage all related commercial, financial & ethical aspects of projects
  • Establish & maintain relationships with Finance directors, department directors (General Manager, plant manager, sales director, supply chain leader, etc.), and their teams to ensure understanding of their needs and to facilitate the appropriate level of challenge
  • Ensure compliance with policies, systems & controls
  • Provide market and financial insights and inputs to the internal sourcing planning process
  • Recommend and implement best practice for areas of responsibility
  • Works with other functions to support new product launches, line extensions, and execution of continuous improvement programs for indirect goods and services in scope for the role
  • Execute supplier performance reviews on a regular basis.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • BS degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Business or related discipline, MBA preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Planning and 5+ yrs leading supply chain planning for multiple business units in a high-volume high mix manufacturing environment.
  • Strategic Planning/implementation/analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient knowledge of demand planning and supply planning systems/tools. (Syteline, etc.)
  • Able to effectively manage indirect and functional relationships
  • Presentation skills, ability to analyze and succinctly present data to various functions within the organization (operations and business).
  • Occasional travel to operations facilities, trainings, customers 

Relocation is authorized for this position.

This requisition is closed to applications.