Direct Category Manager

Job Purpose:

Do you want to work for one of the leading “Aerospace or Avionics” company in California? They are currently looking for an “Direct Category Manager” to support their facility in Irvine, CA. If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Detailed Job Description

Strategic Sourcing

  • Develop global sourcing strategies for the Support Services Category
  • Work with various business stakeholder groups to identify and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals/quotations (RFPs/RFQs), advise requestors with respect to contract terms and conditions
  • Conduct RFP and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to critically evaluate supplier proposals in accordance within company policies
  • Lead negotiations on commercial procurement agreements, including, but not limited to, Master Agreements, Statements of Work, Change Orders balancing business deliverables, legal interests and pricing
  • Conduct analysis on proposals for Support Services in support of various business functions
  • Analyze total costs, assist business functions with ROI analysis, price and rate benchmarking and negotiate favorable business terms to leverage company purchasing power
  • Provide global contract expertise for sourcing of Support Services products and services for various business units
  • Evaluate single sourcing requests and ensure competitiveness
  • Research market intelligence to understand cost drivers and market trend

Category Management

  • Develop, refine and implement category strategies and tactics that enable the procurement of support services products and services at the highest value benefit to the company
  • Add value by being the subject matter expert on Support Services categories/commodities and consulting internal clients on industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices
  • Lead cross-functional meetings with various business functions and develop a communication strategy to keep internal clients informed about procurement processes, supplier strategy, and procurement policies

Supplier Management

  • Manage supplier relationships with focus on supply risk management, contract risk management and cost management
  • Mediate supplier issues and resolve customer / supplier contract disputes if necessary
  • Lead and participate in quarterly business reviews with vendors to review performance and support mutually agreed upon improvement programs as required
  • Support ad-hoc reporting needs including supplier scorecards and other reporting
  • Evaluate processes and recommend improvements to standardize lifecycle contract and sourcing processes and systems
  • Ensure pricing & deliverables as negotiated are included in the contract, coordinate comparison of proposals and final contract terms
  • Act as liaison between Legal and the business
  • Provide timely updates, support management reporting of quarterly reports and address any issues quickly

Applicants with qualifications will be contacted by our team for a deeper level discussion about this role.

 

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If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Indirect Category Manager

Job Purpose:

Do you want to work for one of the leading “Aerospace or Avionics” company in California? They are currently looking for an “Indirect Category Manager” to support their facility in Irvine, CA. If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Detailed Job Description:

Strategic Sourcing

  • Develop global sourcing strategies for the Support Services Category
  • Work with various business stakeholder groups to identify and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals/quotations (RFPs/RFQs), advise requestors with respect to contract terms and conditions
  • Conduct RFP and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to critically evaluate supplier proposals in accordance within company policies
  • Lead negotiations on commercial procurement agreements, including, but not limited to, Master Agreements, Statements of Work, Change Orders balancing business deliverables, legal interests and pricing
  • Conduct analysis on proposals for Support Services in support of various business functions
  • Analyze total costs, assist business functions with ROI analysis, price and rate benchmarking and negotiate favorable business terms to leverage company purchasing power
  • Provide global contract expertise for sourcing of Support Services products and services for various business units
  • Evaluate single sourcing requests and ensure competitiveness
  • Research market intelligence to understand cost drivers and market trends

Category Management

  • Develop, refine and implement category strategies and tactics that enable the procurement of support services products and services at the highest value benefit to the company
  • Add value by being the subject matter expert on Support Services categories/commodities and consulting internal clients on industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices
  • Lead cross-functional meetings with various business functions and develop a communication strategy to keep internal clients informed about procurement processes, supplier strategy, and procurement policies

Supplier Management

  • Manage supplier relationships with focus on supply risk management, contract risk management and cost management
  • Mediate supplier issues and resolve customer / supplier contract disputes if necessary
  • Lead and participate in quarterly business reviews with vendors to review performance and support mutually agreed upon improvement programs as required
  • Support ad-hoc reporting needs including supplier scorecards and other reporting

Contract Management (Contracts (USD)500K+)

  • Evaluate processes and recommend improvements to standardize lifecycle contract and sourcing processes and systems
  • Ensure pricing & deliverables as negotiated are included in the contract, coordinate comparison of proposals and final contract terms
  • Act as liaison between Legal and the business
  • Provide timely updates, support management reporting of quarterly reports and address any issues quickly

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

IVVQ Engineer

The Ian Martin Group is seeking an IVVQ (Integration, Verification & Validation) Engineer in Melbourne, FL for a yearlong contract.  He/She will be responsible for participating in planning and the efficient IVV execution for In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems, aircraft communication systems and supporting systems. He/she assures that the appropriate means and practices are applied to guarantee the adherence to defined requirements and quality standards with minimal wasted effort or inefficiencies. The IVVQ Engineer is responsible for contributing to the Test plan and reports, assuring that the scope of the IVV activities fully covers all aspects of the system under test, while taking all previous verification activities on comparable systems into account to optimize the test effort.

Our client is a global provider of advanced electrical communication and security systems for the information technology and aerospace industries.

We at Ian Martin envision a world where everyone is connected in meaningful work and if you find great meaning in developing some of the most widely used products in the world, then we have the career path for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Responsible for contributing to the Estimation, Planning and Execution of IVV activities
  2. Understands and can execute to the test strategy, plans and practices
  3. Contributes to the creation of Test plans and reports
  4. Works to committed testing durations and identifies testing and project risks
  5. Identifies and tracks defects for the assigned testing scope
  6. Can participate in Scrum Teams, upholds Agile values and principles.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the employee’s manager

                               

Skills:

  • 1-4 years of experience 
  • Knowledge of Unix /Linux/ Android systems
  • Knowledge of Ethernet networks
  • Use of common defect management and tools (JIRA, ClearQuest) – Required
  • Use of common requirements management and tools (JAMA)- Required
  • Experience with Agile and common tools (JIRA, VersionOne)
  • Experience with MS products such as Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint
  • Experience in an engineering integration, verification or validation team- Required
  • Experience in the aerospace industry; avionics experience -preferred
  • Understanding of software development methods and electrical/mechanical design
  • User Interfaces, Networking, SATCOM, and/or communication systems test experience- Required
  • Software and/or Hardware development design experience
  • Experience in Test Automation

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in computer science or technology with 1-4 years’ experience OR Master’s degree in field with 0-2+ years’ experience

Applicants with qualifications will be contacted by our team for a deeper level discussion about this role.

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Indirect Buyer

The Ian Martin Group is seeking an Indirect Buyer in Irvine, CA for a long-term contract.  He/ She will represent the Client’s IFE division with external suppliers and be based within their IFE Business Line in Irvine California and be responsible for all Purchase Order creation, changes, and cancellation along with being the primary point of contact with the supplier communication for his/ hers assigned category.

Assist with PO Updates in SAP and follow-up with suppliers and work directly with Sr. Buyers.

The Buyer, -will be responsible for the day to day execution of the workload including but not limited to requesting quotations, negotiating pricing within the Delegation of Authority thresholds, ensuring accuracy of the order, GL account, project number, relevant notes and requirements for the Purchase Order and any related documentation.

He / She is responsible for securing the best procurement solution (quality, price and timing), meeting the customer needs and aligned with the relevant Procurement Strategy lead by the Category Buyers. Buyers also have the responsibility of managing disputes that may arise throughout the process.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experienced in SAP or equivalent ERP systems – REQUIRED 
  • Ability to make commitments and delivery what they promise
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Capability to manage by influence and to convince
  • Open minded (listen, share ideas) and bring added value / capture innovation
  • Capability to handle conflicts / problem resolution
  • To be agile (adapt in a complex environment, multi-cultural aspect open)
  • Excellent intercommunication in written and verbal formats in his environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks while meeting deadlines in high-pressure environment
  • Develop network and team spirit
  • Able to synthetize a global view of a complex problem

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the in-flight entertainment and aerospace connectivity industry and of products’ lifecycles
  • Understanding of Make/Buy approaches and inputs as well as supplier risk assessment and mitigation planning
  • Ability to capture the long-term vision of a product or strategic objectives of a project and apply procurement expertise to aid in meeting the same
  • Certification in Supply Chain Management

Applicants with qualifications will be contacted by our team for a deeper level discussion about this role.

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Senior Software Engineer

Job Purpose:

Do you want to work for one of the largest “Information Technology” company in California? They are currently looking for an “Senior Software Engineer” to support their facility in Pasadena, CA. If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Detailed Job Description

  • Master's degree in Computer Science; Computer Engineering; Computer Software Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences or other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines is highly desired.
  • Minimum 5 year of work-related software development experience (including internships).
  • Experience in Java system design and development, familiar with Java development tools and frameworks such as Eclipse IDE, JPA, Spring framework, Message Queue programming.
  • SOA knowledge and web service development experience.
  • Relational DBMS related experience.
  • Have knowledge of C and/or C++ language; be able to understand large volumes of C/C++ source code.
  • Client-server system integration experience or knowledge.
  • Familiar with network programming using TCP/IP, UDP, FTP, POP3/SMTP etc.
  • Familiar with various operating systems including but not limited to Microsoft Windows, Linux and other UNIX variants.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Must be fully autonomous in completing an assignment and in applying technologies.
  • Must be a great team player and enjoy working in a fast pace environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle large workloads under time constraints (Able to work under pressure).
  • Customer oriented and results oriented with strong process and execution skills.
  • Biometric identification industry experience or knowledge is a plus.