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Materials Manager 



We are seeking an accomplished strategic supply chain specialist to evaluate and optimize our supply chain ensuring alignment with overall business goals and objectives. This role will report to the Vice President of Operations while supporting key supply chain initiatives across our Business Units




  • Foster strategic supplier alliances and other contractual relationships on behalf of the organization to accomplish total cost and savings objectives and annual targets
  • Utilize data to identify areas of potential standardization and/or cost saving opportunity
  • Identify changes in the market that may impact profitability and develop strategies to minimize the effects on the business
  • Analyze current spend and evaluate current suppliers. Consolidate spend across supply base to create leverage, analyze purchasing trends and develop sourcing alternatives. Identify new high potential suppliers
  • Negotiate improved contracts with existing suppliers and organize business reviews to track contract performance and rebates
  • Drive price negotiations processes to ensure that Extant’s commodity pricing is competitive
  • Drive continual cost reduction and avoidance initiatives through ad hoc price negotiations
  • Collaborate with business units to identify and pursue cost savings initiatives
  • Evaluate sourcing procedures and present improvement strategies to leadership for approval
  • Work closely with Vice President of Operations to develop and deliver progress updates
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field plus a minimum of 8 years direct industry experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree e.g., MBA and closer to 10 years of industry experience.
  • This is an individual contributor role


Other Desirable Qualifications Include:


  • Extensive experience in strategic sourcing in the avionics, aviation, or electronics industry
  • Competency in integrated supply chain management software
  • In-depth knowledge of market trends that might impact supply chains and associated costs
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About the Organization  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 10/6/2022  
About the Organization Are you looking for a career that allows big business ability, and small business agility? A company with a family like feel, where you will truly love your job? Look no further! Extant Aerospace is located in sunny Melbourne, Florida, just minutes from the beaches, Kennedy Space Center, and Port Canaveral. Extant manufactures and supplies complex electronic assemblies to the DoD and international customers for military and commercial applications. Extant also provides licensing and obsolescence management services for legacy electronics systems. Extant is growing in the exciting field of commercial aviation and aerospace, and is looking for experienced personnel to help guide us to success! For additional information, please visit our website at  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

To conform to U.S. export control regulations, requirements of this position include being authorized to work in the U.S., and a U.S. person. Certain positions may require eligibility for a U.S. Government security clearance.  
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