Career Opportunities

Manager II, Procurement

Triumph Group

Triumph Group

Yakima, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Yakima, WA, US, 98903

Business Unit: Systems and Support
Function: Supply Chain

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


Responsible for the planning, organizing, and execution of strategic and tactical procurement activities for direct purchases across multiple commodities within the guidelines of Triumph Group’s policies and procedures while supporting the operational and financial goals and objectives of the Company and maintaining the highest ethical standards.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a group of supply chain professionals including but not limited to tactical buyers and commodity leaders, as assigned and their overall scope of responsibilities.
  • Achieve the buying of critical components and commodities for production across multiple value streams.
  • Partner and collaborate closely with Materials, Planning, Manufacturing, and Shipping / Receiving to report status and define priorities to meet production schedules.
  • Manage elevated emergencies, and part shortages, and expedite when necessary. Work closely with the Strategic Sourcing group to determine long-term preventative measures.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers to ensure constant status on the material supply of various programs.
  • Develop procurement and supplier management policies and procedures including work instructions for the supply chain team.
  • Provide daily procurement priority and status to various internal stakeholders (GEMBA).
  • Continue to automate and standardize buying process across value streams using tools such as Kanban, VMI, blanket orders, and auto-releases.
  • Identify and assist with resolving issues that delay material deliveries.
  • Lead special projects as assigned: continuous Improvement activities in pursuit of improved internal efficiency, supplier lead time reductions, and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Prepare and monitor budgets, staffing, and business / operational results of the purchasing organization.
  • Responsible for maintaining and reporting of departmental metrics (e.g., on-time in full, buyer performance) on a bi-weekly/monthly basis to senior management.
  • Attend, contribute, and represent the Procurement Group at regularly scheduled SIOP and other supply and demand planning meetings.
  • Responsible for implementation and maintenance of the Supplier Web Portal, including supplier communications and supplier metric packages.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5 years of experience in a professional purchasing role, with at least 2 years of managerial / supervision experience.
  • Requires strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills in a high-volume work environment.
  • Must have a practical working knowledge of ERP / MRP systems.
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office applications especially PowerPoint and Excel with the ability to learn new programs that may be job specific.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement / Lean efforts and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Travel requirements of up to 20%.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Applied knowledge of Lean / 6 Sigma Supply Chain or other continuous improvement methodologies in a regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to effectively operate in a government regulated procurement environment (FAR, DFARS)
  • Strong working knowledge of US Customs and Harmonized Tariff Classification.
  • Familiarity with export control regulations (ITAR / EAR).
  • Previous offshore management/sourcing / international trade issues/customs law is a plus. Demonstrated knowledge of international commercial contracts (including international conventions), commercial contracting methods, and export regulation is highly desired.

Qualifications / Benefits

Other Qualifications

Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Pursuant to International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), applicants for SELECT positions will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residence, or U.S. Immigration Status to meet the minimum qualifications for those select positions. All inquiries related to citizenship are asked solely to comply with ITAR and EAR export licensing requirements.

We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, FSA/HSA plans, STD, LTD, life insurance, AD&D, EAP, legal, ID theft, pet insurance, tuition assistance, 401k plan with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, PTO (Paid Time Off), 12 paid holidays and Washington paid sick leave. Position Pay Range: $89,800 - $134,600/Annual. Hiring range and position pay range may differ, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain OR show proof of a vaccination. The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Please contact us if you require assistance in applying for Triumph Group and we will provide reasonable accommodations via If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here .

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Yakima