United Technologies Corporation Commodity Management & Sourcing Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

Job ID: 68727BR

City: Phoenix

State: Arizona

Country: United States

Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

Get onboard the UTC Aerospace Operations and Supply Chain team and play a part in managing our innovative products from inception to delivery. Operations and Supply Chain employees have the opportunity to network across our businesses and functions, all while improving the productivity, quality, and efficiency of our operations worldwide.

Role Overview:

Seeking a dynamic individual and an effective leader, who will report directly to the Associate Director Commodity Management for Distributed Products, to work within a highly matrixed group in leading the overall DP Commodity team within the UTAS Supply Chain Management organization. This job will manage all core commodity management activities for distributed products and bearings for the assigned business units within UTAS. The Commodity manager should demonstrate an advanced understanding of the UTC aerospace business and play a key role in interfacing with the UTC internal and external customers to lead, coordinate, and implement strategic activities. This leader represents and works directly with upper management. The highly motivated team player filling this position will have the opportunity to network with program management, module centers, spares management, executive management and the external supply base at large.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drive cost reduction projects through the analysis of spend data, market conditions, program development, should cost estimation, volume aggregation etc.

  • Identify savings opportunities and lead projects with support from the cross-functional team.

  • Lead discussions and negotiations with suppliers as it relates to cost savings opportunities, performance improvements and LTA's (Long Term Agreements).

  • Create annual SSRB (Strategic Sourcing Review Board) strategy for your commodity and socialize with peers and senior management.

  • Work closely with Contract Managers in order to analyze and identify gaps in existing contracts and work to strengthen terms. Ensuring coordination and alignment with the overall objectives and activities of UTC strategies for the same commodities.

  • Be responsible for the management of the distributed products commodity for assigned business units.

  • Act as point of escalation in the event of any Supplier or Internal issues.

  • Lead key supplier contract and pricing negotiations. Bring contracts and sourcing projects through the gated Passport standard work.

  • Identify saving opportunities (negotiations, transitions, value engineering projects, etc.) and deliver savings to the business

  • Ensure accurate reporting of all savings/price increases for their area of responsibility

  • Work with key stakeholders including Supply Chain Directors, Design Engineers, Program Directors and Product Introduction Management to coordinate sourcing decisions on new programs.

  • Monitor current supplier market conditions, technology roadmaps, and identify supply/demand challenges. Support the development and implementation of strategic commodity plans

  • Identify opportunities for developing partnerships with Strategic suppliers and lead projects to improve efficiencies within supply base through the combined efforts of UTAS and Strategic suppliers.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Operations/Supply Chain/Contracts Management/Business Development or other Business related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with an advanced degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace product knowledge (processes, manufacturing techniques, quality requirements)

  • Prior team leadership experience or working in a highly matrixed organization

  • Supply Chain systems experience with JDE, SAP, and analytical experience is highly preferred

  • Proficiency and experience with MS Excel, PowerPoint and databases are also preferred.

  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills

  • Project management preferred

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen

UTAS4220183

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Operations or related field.

  • Advanced degree preferred.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Operations/Supply Chain/Contracts Management/Business Development or other Business related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with an advanced degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace product knowledge (processes, manufacturing techniques, quality requirements)

  • Prior team leadership experience or working in a highly matrixed organization

  • Supply Chain systems experience with JDE, SAP, and analytical experience is highly preferred

  • Proficiency and experience with MS Excel, PowerPoint and databases are also preferred.

  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills

  • Project management preferred

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen

UTAS4220183

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.