Praca: Purchasing Supplier Manager

Wooodward Poland Sp. z o. o.
ul. Skarbowa 32
32-005 Niepołomice



Management of supply base to maximize performance and leverage to positively impact financial performance of all Woodward business groups.  Includes all aspects of commercial and contractual management of the assigned suppliers.  Key focus is the selection and development of the supply base to match Woodwards future needs, but also includes support of the business group based purchasing functions in the areas of strategic alignment and critical issue escalation.


Join our Operations Team as a Purchasing Supplier Manager.

Purchasing Supplier Manager

Nr Ref.: 2102341

  • Manage supplier performance in key metrics areas including, but not limited to Quality, Delivery, Responsiveness, Cost and Inventory
  • Ability to lead negotiations with suppliers and influence them on any operational issue. Ensures compliance with requirements in any contractual agreement
  • Drives resolution of crisis management issues that involve suppliers, including expediting, recovery plans, supplier on-site visits, etc.
  • Drives systemic changes within the supply base and initiates actions to improve value to Woodward
  • Supports Engineering Change (E/C) activities with supply base, including tracking upcoming E/Cs
  • Drives and manages supply base to ensure compliance with purchased parts inventory objectives (supplier stocking programs, KANBAN, vendor managed inventory systems, etc.)
  • Contributes to the development of commodity sourcing strategies
  • Facilitates periodic performance reviews with key suppliers to review performance, establish corrective action plans, and ensure implementation of those action plans
  • Demonstrated ability to manage medium/complex projects containing unknowns and risks requiring quick adjustment to planning and activity to ensure goals are not compromised
  • Participation on complex negotiation teams and lead on medium complexity negotiations
  • Insight into regulatory compliance as it applies to projects and activities - incorporating activities to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Travels to assigned suppliers as necessary (domestic and international)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in commercial studies
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Sourcing in multiple direct procurement categories
  • Solid knowledge of problem solving, PPAP Process, including FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, and capability studies, and deliver these elements to suppliers when needed.
  • Ability to facilitate and lead Kaizen workshops, Green Belt tools, Six Sigma and continuous improvement activities would be an advantage
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as across domestic and international functions and organizations
  • Effective communications with executives (internally and externally)
  • Strong use of electronic tools including MS Office programs, MRP/ERP system
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as across domestic and international functions and organizations
  • Fluent English
  • Stable employment within a growing and dynamic team
  • Advancement opportunities in international team
  • Competitive base pay
  • A total rewards package, that includes: private health insurance, life & accidental insurance, foreign languages courses, Multisport package
  • Company performance bonus program
  • Work-life balance, semi-flexible working time
  • Employee – friendly renumeration structrure based on creative works (available for selected positions)
  • PPK: Woodward offers payment to your PPK account up to 4% of your compensation depending on seniority
  • Relocation support


Reinforce our international team and work in a dynamic and interesting technical environment. Ourfocus as one of the oldest independent controller manufacturers lies in electronics and embeddedsoftware development. With a great deal of innovative spirit and agile development methods, wecreate control solutions for conventional, renewable and hybrid power generation. With us you havemany opportunities to do something yourself and to work closely with colleagues of other functions. Atour location, a family atmosphere awaits you. We look forward to receiving your application via ouronline application tool at or at