Supplier Data Manager

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  • Location

    Filton, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £23.03 - £30.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    8 Months+

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Technical Data organization is a significant part of the Customer Support function. Split into several groups with different responsibilities, some developing the methods and tools, others for developing the content of the manuals and supporting teams.

Vendors supply the client with aircraft components and the associated Technical Data. Supplier Data Management & Support manage the relationship and interfaces with a global network of vendors.


Supplier Data - Systems & Power Plant are responsible for managing the interface between the global network of component suppliers (vendors) and the clients Technical Data.


  1. the planning & the deliveries needed from the suppliers
  2. the data required to maintain removable systems components
  3. the data required to provision and manage spare components
  4. the data required to author the aircraft manual content (Illustrated Parts Catalog, Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Trouble Shooting Manual and Wiring Manuals mainly).
  5. Support suppliers in delivering data in the dedicated tools

Main activities

  1. Vendor Portfolio Management
  • Manage the Technical Data relationship with the vendors in the assigned portfolios
  • Prepare the top-level relationship dashboard
  • Monitor the performance with respect to the key deliverables
  • Propose improvement action plans where deficiencies are found
  • Lead regular review with key suppliers
  • Make the link with Supplier Support Management organization (SBP) with regular exchange or for escalation if needed
  • Support vendors with Supplier Technical Data Exchange (STDE)
  1. ACMM and CMMv Management
  • Manage the reception of the Abbreviated Component Maintenance Manual (ACMM) and vendor Component Maintenance Manual (CMMv)
  • Ensure deliveries are made on time in accordance with the contractual schedule
  • Ensure the quality of the deliverables via a content check
  1. RSPL - Recommended Spare Parts List
  • Support the spares organization provisioning data by verifying the list of recommended spare parts supplied to the aircraft operators
  • Investigate discrepancies in both the clients and their Suppliers data highlighted by the report and provide correctives actions to Design Office/Vendors to eliminate
  1. CDF - Component Data Form
  • Manage the supply of CDF set against agreed schedule:
  • Verify contents of CDF set for accuracy, completeness and consistency
  • Ensure CDF set is loaded into the correct database (MADAME) to allow other parts of the business to use the data (MTBUR, shelf life, shop time etc)
  1. Support to the clients Engineering programme
  • Proof reading of Purchaser Technical Specification (PTS) to ensure TechData requirements are included
  1. SDR - Source Data Requests
  • Ensure resolution of queries related to vendor data from Authoring teams and Spares provisioning team in SLR/SATAIR with reference to spares data
  • Manage and report on vendor performance related to source data requests
  1. Tech Request
  • Manage the customer queries received by the clients Technical Data related to vendor data or interchangeability (ICY)
  • Launch corrective actions internally and externally
  1. The clients Modifications
  • Ensure the update of MADAME with new equipment details due to evolved part definitions
  • Check correctness of the interchangeability (ICY) data
  1. Process and Method Development
  • propose and implement methods and processes to carry out the above tasks
  • Applying automation to manual tasks and employing new technology where possible
  • Use ideabox and Change Control Board (CCB) fora to publicise and gain approval for developments which impact other departments

Candidate Personal Profile / Key Experience

  • Experience of supplier management
  • stakeholder interaction
  • Procurement / Supply chain experience needed
  • ability to build strong relationships internally and externally with suppliers
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be patient and understanding to what the customers' needs