CHC Helicopter Corporation Strategic Sourcing Manager in Irving, Texas

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Job Title:Strategic Sourcing Manager

Job Type:Permanent

Location:Irving, TX

Job Description:Reach Beyond!

CHC provides unmatched helicopter services that enable our customers to reach beyond – to work in remote and challenging destinations that limit others – and come home safely. We are dedicated to our purpose of getting our customers where they need to be, when they need to be there, anywhere in the world – safely and reliably.

CHC Helicopter has an opportunity for aStrategic Sourcing Manager. This position is responsible for utilizing a formal strategic sourcing process and relevant tools to secure material and repair services in support of internal / external customers and operations. Accountable for defining internal needs, analyzing the supply market, developing and implementing sourcing strategies, and negotiating supply contracts. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for identifying alternate sources, developing novel strategies and creating sound business cases to support their sourcing recommendations.


  • Engage key Internal Stakeholder groups, Category Management and Maintenance in the sourcing process to ensure alignment on recommended solution

  • Analyze and manipulate multiple data streams to support sourcing strategy development; able to look across categories to ensure the full “global” opportunity is addressed

  • Develop thorough understanding of supplier’s cost to produce materials and/or deliver services

  • Review supplier financial statements to determine financial health, trends and opportunities

  • Create sound sourcing strategies taking into account the current market dynamics and assessment of likely future states

  • Consider new sourcing approaches including utilization of alternative part numbers, repair schemes, surplus markets and new sources

  • As part of managing the sourcing process, oversees the implementation of strategic outsourcing of repair parts and repair parts vendors

  • Ensure that make vs. buy analyses are performed

  • Create detailed negotiation plans in support of multi-faceted supplier negotiations

  • Manage the implementation of vendor contracts ensuring thorough hand off to Category Management

  • Expected to manage multiple projects depending on company initiatives and direction given by the Director or VP of Supply Chain

  • Motivate and inspire team members by creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort

  • Collaborate with Category Managers to identify and assess new sourcing projects (including the development of potential savings opportunities)

  • Work with other Strategic Sourcing Managers to prioritize sourcing project candidates

  • Accountable for the delivery of stated savings value and providing periodic project updates

  • Employees must comply with and adhere to all company policies

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

  • International travel may be required.

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Undergraduate degree required; Supply Chain or Business focus preferred


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience i.e. logistics, supply chain, accounting, economics, financial analysis

  • Supply chain / Logistics management experience within a global environment preferred


  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong leadership presence and credibility

  • Well-developed business acumen

  • Ability to think strategically and at the same time be a hands-on team leader

  • Self-motivated and results oriented with a focus on quality

  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication, and presentation skills

  • Excellent collaborative problem solving skills with an ability to envision a system wide solution

  • Ability to strategically lead a cross functional team in a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment

  • Exceptional project management skills

  • Demonstrated team player with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Aviation experience – an asset

Pleaseapply ONLINE at www.chcheli.comto be considered for this position.

CHC welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. If required we are able to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with a disability throughout the selection process. We fully comply with all local, national and regional regulations governing employment practices. Alternate formats are available upon request to

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted. No phone calls!#LI-AM1