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United Technologies Corporation Supply Chain Operations Lead in Troy, Ohio

Job ID: 01285619

City: Troy

State: Ohio

Country: United States

Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HOH12: Wheels & Brakes - Troy 101 Waco Street, Troy, OH, 45373 USA

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

The high quality products we design, test and produce in our Mechanical Systems help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely – every day! From landing systems and actuation to propellers, flight controls and hoist and winch the products we manufacture work together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service. Our global team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us!

Primary Responsibilities:

This position is for a senior professional with an extensive background in operations, manufacturing and/or industrial engineering. This individual will evaluate manufacturing, processing and, assembly conditions at suppliers to drive efficient and repeatable methods of production. Areas of focus will include operational performance and execution. The individual will work with supplier management to establish linkage and flow leading to a stable and manageable operating system. The individual will collaborate with supplier management to coordinate and/or lead activities such as process flow, value stream mapping, 3P, gemba walks, controlled build reviews, defining metrics, change communication technology or system improvements, operational logistics thru flow and linkage, continuous improvement activities, sub-tier management evaluations, capacity evaluations, etc. This will include resolution of risks/obstacles, regardless of origin to ensure manufacturing, supply chain, and delivery processes have the capability to meet customer needs and schedule. Communication may involve senior management in multiple organizations.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Establish partnerships at all levels within the supplier, emphasizing: collaboration, clear expectations, common goals, trust and transparency

  • Identify risks and gaps in supplier manufacturing processes and develop sustainable gap closure plans

  • Assist the supplier in establishing data / metrics to evaluate the health and stability of the manufacturing process

  • Jointly develop recovery plans with supplier, then implement operating rhythm and metrics to hold supplier and stakeholders accountable for performance to plan

  • Ensure the supplier has robust processes for shop floor control, order management / production control

  • Assist the supplier to improve efficiency & utilization, set-up reduction, equipment layout

  • Drive engagement and cross-functional collaboration between Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality for both Collins Aerospace and the supplier

  • Assure supplier preparedness for activities such as executive reviews and readiness assessments

  • Support corporate improvement initiatives by ensuring the supply base is trained on the common processes, lean manufacturing, quality systems, and other improvement tools

  • Ensure technical reviews are supported with the appropriate knowledge and experience to provide a thorough evaluation of the supplier’s manufacturing capabilities

  • Ensure suppliers are managing capacity, demand and resource plans that demonstrate rate readiness

  • Prioritize supply base risk management and actions with sufficient lead time prior to production rate increases

  • Complete due diligence activities to identify and assess supplier operational risks

  • Supports the demand management planning process to meet on-time delivery targets and future rate breaks

  • Develops effective shop floor visuals and efficient material flow in the value stream

  • Ensures demonstrated yield is used in all manufacturing planning

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Five years of operations experience in a manufacturing environment including manufacturing / industrial engineering experience

  • Familiarity with lean management tools and an ability to measure, analyze and assess complex processes while determining gaps and developing gap closure plans

  • Familiarity with process metrics and an ability to develop metrics to evaluate process stability and health

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, or other Business-related field

  • Experience with sub-tier management

Nothing matters more to Collins 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.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screens for re-hires only performed for previous employees who have been gone from company for more than 1 year.

Job Function

Operations / Technical

Job Discipline

Operations / Technical

Travel Requirements



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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.

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