SKILLS AND ABILITIES• Strong knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and lean tools required.• Ability to create and manage a value stream plan and make the right decisions based on the data.• Demonstrated ability to develop supplier strategies aimed at the development of a long term viable supply based.• Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate type of agreement to conditions.• Development of negotiation strategies for simple and medium complexity contracts.• Participation on complex negotiation teams and lead on medium complexity. • Understanding of Capex required.• A change agent, someone who is always looking to make continuous improvements to a product or process.• Ability to lead and influence across the organization.• Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.• Proven leader who has led supply chain teams.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year College or University in Engineering, Business Administration or related field and at least 10 years of manufacturing experience in a lean environment.• Minimum of 15 years of experience in global sourcing or procurement preferably in the aerospace and defense industry.• Lean Expert or Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt required. • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.This document does not create an employment contracts, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Lean Expert or Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt, required.WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.• Work performed in an office and factory settings. • Exposure to shop environment such as noise, dust, odors and fumes. • Occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs. • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about facilities.A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.MD Helicopters, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.