As an international brand company with German roots, we at RECARO pursue the vision of improving the performance of people in motion like no other. In keeping with our tradition, Safety, Quality, and Ingenious Design are at the core of all that we do. This allows us to exceed the expectations of our customers every day and make performance something you can feel: Feel Performance.

In addition to RECARO Holding and RECARO Child Safety, our corporate group also includes RECARO Aircraft Seating headquartered in Schwäbisch Hall. We develop, produce, and market innovative seats for economy and business class, which meet the highest standards when it comes to comfort, lightweight construction, and design. As an internationally renowned brand, we are one of the world’s three largest suppliers of aircraft seats with our premium products. To enhance our team, we are looking to fill the following position at our site in Fort Worth at the earliest possible date:

Supply Chain Project Manager



 This position represents the Purchasing team in program and customer reviews, and act as a liaison between functional departments. This position will also be responsible for evaluating and assessing new development and customization projects as related to the RECARO Americas Purchasing Strategy. It is also expected that this position will contribute to supply chain optimization, continuous improvement, implementation of best practices, and change management within RECARO Americas.


Project Management Supply Chain

    • Purchasing representative for all OEBs incl. definition and agreement of lead times and risks. Target: Feasible and ambitious OEBs acc. to latest SP requirements.
    • Planning of all purchasing activities, critical parts, milestones, lead times for dedicated projects.
    • Reporting of current projects status. Implementation of required corrective actions in order to ensure SP target realization.
    • KPI status overview incl. tracking acc. to SP / SPS Shop Floor Management process.
      All critical topics must be highlighted within the team incl. escalation process (SFB SPS, SFB SP, PSC + PDP).
    • Assurance of raw material availability at suppliers for all parts in cooperation with involved departments (e.g. new colors).
    • Successful implementation of logistics concept for all concerned parts and suppliers.

Preparation Purchasing Specification

    • Preparation purchasing specification for PSC/PDP incl. latest SP targets agreed with SPC, SPG and SPT incl. approval by project team.
    • Definition of all purchasing targets in each project phase for concerned projects.
    • Assurance of required raw materials and technologies in PSC/PDP to realize global sourcing acc. to latest commodity strategy.
    • Overview and tracking of all development suppliers (build to specification) in responsible projects (incl. status contracts for each development supplier) e.g. quality gates on time.

Risk Management

    • Implementation overview of purchasing risks for all responsible projects (incl. purchasing risks which are shown in OEB).
    • Definition and tracking of mitigation actions.
    • Definition of critical parts (e.g. FMEA, team judgement) in order to initiate mitigation actions. Close cooperation with SPT and DVC1 to initiate process or product audits to ensure process reliability.
    • Reporting of risk overview incl. status and actions within the project team and SFB SPS.

Implementation of Commodity Purchasing Strategy

    • Availability of transparence and knowledge of latest commodity purchasing strategy.
    • Assurance of successful implementation in all responsible PSC/PDP.
    • Frequent PSC/PDP status presentation to SPG, SPC, SPT in order to cooperate and agree on actions and judgement of successful commodity strategy implementation.

Long-Lead-Item Tracking

    • Definition long lead items (off-tool parts) incl. critical parts (e.g. dress covers) in standard overview acc. to OEB and review during team meetings.
    • Milestone planning acc. to standard lead time of each item and part incl. required due dates for feasibility checks, BOM, drawings etc.
    • Tracking and status check of milestones in each team meeting to ensure on time delivery of required deliverables. Any delay must be highlighted the team meetings, SPS SFB and PSC/PDP.

Missing Part Tracking

    • Tracking of all P/N (In-house-production parts, BFE, purchasing parts) of concerned commissions in order to ensure on time SOP.
    • Implementation of corrective actions incl. Shop-Floor Management SP / SPS if needed in order to ensure on time SOP.
    • Prioritize responsible P/N in all involved departments (e.g. Logistics, Quality, Purchasing) to ensure on time SOP. 


    • Additional to milestone tracking of topic 1 (Project Management Supply Chain) and 5 (Long Lead Item Tracking) all engineering (process supplier) and purchasing milestones must be tracked to ensure on time delivery. Milestones are defined in e.g. MS project schedule, ACSA and milestone tracking tool of each PSC/PDP.
    • Implementation of corrective actions and escalation acc. to latest shop floor management SP/SPS will be done to realize on time delivery of required milestones.
    • Any postponement of agreed milestones will be highlighted in team-meetings. Furthermore, any deviation from the agreed milestones which has any negative influence for purchasing (e.g. reduction of lead time, increase of RC and/or NRC) will be highlighted in PSC/PDP. If required, a request for special PSC/PDP steering committee meeting for mentioned deviation must be placed in team meeting. A parallel recovery plan from the team must be presented in requested PSC/PDP steering committee meeting to ensure fulfillment of SP-targets.

Cost Monitoring

    • Identification and review of available cost tracking overviews for each responsible project in SharePoint. Remark: Overview of each tracked project incl. Design to Cost process are within the responsibility of SC (product calculation) but should be required by SPS to ensure complete transparency and corrective actions in design process if required.
    • Projects incl. deviations from target (RC > 100%) must be checked with product calculation in order to define actions for each deviation on P/N level.
    • Each corrective action on P/N level has to be communicated and tracked with concerned department to realize cost target (RC ≤100%).




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering is required
  • 5 years of experience in Purchasing, Materials Management, Supply Chain, or related field
  • 2 plus years of experience in a customer facing role; and extensive knowledge of aircraft seats
  • 1 year of SAP experience

Computer Skills:

  • MS Office Suite required
  • SAP experience required
  • SQL, Oracle, Access, QLICK View, Crystal reports is a plus
  • Oracle or other ERP System knowledge is a plus

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Six Sigma – Green, Black, or Master Black belt preferred
  • Project Management (PMP) Certification is preferred

You will be a perfect fit for our team if you are enthusiastic about innovative products, enjoy setting ambitious goals, love taking on responsibility, are motivated by an environment of appreciative, trusting collaboration, and have a strong creative drive. In return, we promise to give you the freedom to develop your potential with individual development opportunities and will provide you with the necessary competencies to increase your personal responsibility so that you can face the future together with RECARO.

Our recruiting team looks forward to receiving your application. Your personal information will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.