Textron Supply Chain Specialist/Analyst (ATAC, Texas) in Fort Worth, Texas

Supply Chain Specialist/Analyst (ATAC, Texas)


About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

About ATAC

Textron Airborne Solutions provides training opportunities for military customers. Within this company is Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), which provides tactical flight training and adversary services. Textron’s extensive global reach – makes for an incomparable training resource. ATAC provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force pilots, and is the only organization certified to train the Navy’s TOPGUN program. ATAC operates simultaneously across five sites and two continents and comprises the world’s largest outsourced civilian, tactical airborne training organization and proudly provides the highest quality live training to Squadrons, Air Wings, and Battle Groups. ATAC was the first civilian organization authorized to train the USAF’s F-22 Raptors.


A leading provider of innovative adversary air solutions for the Department of Defense is seeking a high-energy Supply Chain Management Professional to lead in the development and sustainability of strong supply chain relationships, contract execution, and performance management in support of program objectives. The successful candidate will lead all elements of supply chain formation, both domestically and internationally, with key suppliers to support the program’s growth and execution objectives. He/she must have a strong knowledge of supply chain processes, USDOT/USAF/Navy/DoD regulatory requirements/policies, and the ability to make recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and implement necessary supply chain optimization projects to strategically align supply chain initiatives with other, related Company operations.

  • Manage creation of supply chain data gathering processes and methods to effectively support business decisions and meet customer service requirements.

  • Develop requirements and standards (e.g. procurement, shipping, etc.).

  • Continuously evaluate most cost-effective shipping modes and schedules.

  • Develop or implement and track metrics to generate reports for supply chain performance.

  • Conduct proposal evaluations or make recommendations based upon technical and cost competitive factors.

  • Analyze, optimize, and oversee inventory procedures. Actively representing the Supply Chain function in building out the business operations structure.

  • Meet with existing suppliers, identify new suppliers and negotiate terms of supply agreements including price structures and economic order quantities.

  • Establish strategic relationships with key suppliers ensuring a competitive price and on time delivery to meet or exceed program goals.

  • Develop and implement inventory management instructions, policies and procedures.

  • Build and maintain a collaborative partnership with Program Management, Operations, and Contracts departments on the evaluation of new and existing material components in support of product upgrades.

  • Participate in specifications development parts, equipment, consumables, etc.

  • Manage the Supply Chain team through effective leadership, fostering continuous professional development and building a collaborative team dynamic.

  • Analyzes supply chain item requirements, including specifications, preferred supplier, and lead times or intervals for replenishment. Determines the best value (quality/performance, cost, schedule) supply source by analyzing competitive proposals.

  • Develops and issues RFQ packages to prospective suppliers.

  • Provides support to internal departments by communicating trends in cost, quality, or purchase order status.

  • Ensures on time delivery by expediting suppliers as required. Ensures that supplied items are delivered on schedule, at the negotiated terms, and meets the quality standards of the company. Drives On-Time delivery above company goals/standards from all key suppliers.

  • Evaluates the most appropriate supplier to be used for various supply chain items and advises company functional stakeholders on the appropriate supplier to be used. Acts as a liaison between the Company and suppliers.


  • Education Required: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent education.

  • Certifications Required: Lean Six Sigma Desired

  • Experience (type and length) required: Typically requires a minimum of five years of related experience with Supply Chain, or Advanced Procurement, or Commercial Contracts background.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Supply Chain

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Textron Airborne Solutions

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 263730