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Senior Manager, Supplier Performance (Hybrid Telework)

Dallas, Texas & Additional Locations

Dallas, Texas; Stratford, Connecticut

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Job ID: 668145BR Date posted: Jun. 11, 2024
Description:WHAT WE'RE DOING

At Lockheed Martin, we are committed to keeping people safe and solving the world's most complex challenges through purposeful innovation. Our team comprises some of the greatest minds in the industry, making Lockheed Martin a great place to work. We prioritize our employees by offering diverse career opportunities designed to propel development and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life both at and outside of work. At Lockheed Martin, we empower our employees by fostering innovation, integrity, and corporate responsibility. Your Mission is Ours.


Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems is seeking a Senior Manager, Supplier Performance to ensure that all suppliers meet Sikorsky Production Operations’ quality standards. This role involves:
• Managing relationships with suppliers and conducting audits.
• Augmenting work transitions and assessing product configuration.
• Evaluating process capability and reliability.
• Implementing corrective actions to improve supply chain resiliency.
• Working cross-functionally with Quality Engineering, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing Engineering to ensure quality standards and product requirements are met across components fabricated and assembled by key suppliers.
• This role requires approximately 50% domestic travel.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ensuring supplier contract requirements are implemented and verified.
• Monitoring quality control activities and systems at supplier facilities and maintaining feedback loops.
• Performing surveillance to ensure supplier conformance to company and program requirements.
• Conducting source inspections (both in process and final), first articles, manufacturing process validations, source surveillance, and special process audits, as applicable.
• Providing internal and supplier support for root cause and corrective/preventive actions related to supplier discrepancies.
• Supporting supplier failure investigations as required.
• Ensuring control of supplier nonconforming items, conducting analyses, and monitoring the effectiveness of corrective actions at the supplier.


Lockheed Martin is a dynamic and fast-growing leader in the defense and aerospace industry, known for our commitment to innovation, integrity, and corporate responsibility. We pride ourselves on our collaborative and inclusive culture where everyone’s ideas are valued. Our team is made up of talented professionals from diverse backgrounds, all dedicated to making a positive impact through our work. We believe in continuous learning, innovation, and fostering a supportive environment where everyone can thrive.


You are a passionate and driven professional with extensive experience in supplier performance management. You have:
• At least 10 years of experience in supplier quality or performance management within a manufacturing or aerospace environment.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication and relationship-building abilities.
• A commitment to continuous improvement and quality assurance.
• Willingness to travel domestically up to 50% of the time.


Joining Lockheed Martin means becoming part of a forward-thinking team that values innovation and growth. We offer:
• Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
• Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance.
• Flexible work hours and remote work options.
Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in a concentration related to Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related manufacturing sciences with 15+ years of experience
• 10+ years manufacturing experience
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment, including working with suppliers
• In-depth knowledge and experience in Quality processes and procedures
Desired Skills:
• Demonstrated aerospace manufacturing knowledge in fabrication / assembly tooling, GD&T, tolerance stack up analysis, determinant assembly, and last article / first article practices.
• Applicable experience in metallic and composite fabrication (machining, sheet metal, and composites), sub-assembly, major assembly, and systems integration.
• Proven leadership and customer relationship management skills.
• Previous Lockheed Supply Chain/ Supplier Quality experience.
Clearance Level: None
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.
At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.

With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.

If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs, and apply for roles that align with your qualifications.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Business Unit: RMS
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Purchasing/Procurement/Supply Chain
Type: Full-Time
Shift: First
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At Lockheed Martin, we apply our passion for purposeful innovation to keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges.

Mission-Focused Innovation: From aerospace to outer space to cyber space, you can solve the world's most complex challenges for our customers.

Foundational Values: Our culture of performance excellence, ethics, teamwork and inclusion is embedded in everything we do.

Diverse Career Opportunities with Meaningful Work: Grow your career and skills for life. Our technology-driven learning platforms and programs enable your development and agility.

Your Health, Your Wealth, Your Life: Our flexible schedules, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits enable you to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work.

Empowered to Be Your Best: Use your strengths to make a difference in the lives of one another, our customers, our communities and our planet.

Commitment to Sustainability: We foster innovation, integrity and security to preserve the environment, strengthen diverse communities and propel growth.

Here, the possibilities are endless because we offer:

  • Flexible Schedules, dependent on role
  • Levels: Student, Entry, Mid, Senior, Management
  • Locations: Nationwide & OCONUS Positions

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See what it takes to be a successful Lockheed Martin employee.

  • Collaborative

    There is no innovation without imagination. You bring new, different and exciting ideas to the table every day. You are committed to the success of your team.

  • Curious

    The ability to explore and drive new ideas. You think innovatively to come up with creative solutions to complex challenges.

  • Goal-oriented

    From planning and organizing to decision making, goal orientation produces impactful results. You set goals and strive to make things happen quickly and efficiently.

  • Proactive

    The ability to anticipate, plan and prepare for what lies ahead. You act rather than react to potential situations.

  • Problem Solver

    You work to tackle tough problems with complex solutions.

  • Strategic

    You observe, reflect and analyze processes to make more informed decisions.

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“Before I came to Lockheed Martin, I never thought I’d get these opportunities. The benefits available and the company’s value culture make it an incredibly supportive place to work, and I’m grateful to work somewhere that wants me to succeed. I hope to have a long career here making an impact, and I know I’ll be supported in doing that every step of the way.”

Ryan J., Enterprise Operations


  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental and Vision coverage is available for employees who opt-in.

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Our 401(k) plan features generous matching and company contributions.

  • Professional Development

    We support our employees through mentoring, internal & external educational programs, networking, skills enhancement and career-building programs.

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

    Our generous parental leave policies support your journey into parenthood. When you return to work, our facilities offer mother's rooms to support your transition and work/life balance.

  • Paid Time Off

    We offer PTO, paid holidays and paid time off for jury duty and military obligations.

  • Flex-time

    Depending on the position, we offer flexible work schedules.

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