United Technologies Corporation Supplier Performance Manager in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Job ID: 77420BR

City: Windsor Locks

State: Connecticut

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.

This position is for an Experienced Supply Chain professional, who monitors supplier performance, conducts on site assessments, and helps key suppliers in issue resolution. Works with management of key suppliers and coordinates across sites and functional boundaries. Coordinates the identification and resolution of risks / obstacles to ensure manufacturing, supply chain, and delivery schedules are in alignment with customer needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Executes onsite assessments with the critical buyers, quality, and engineering teams to drive supplier improvement.

  • Uses Supplier Development Playbook and other performance improvement tools to improve key supplier performance to Supplier Gold standards.

  • Partners with suppliers to identify and remove barriers to the implementation of CI to improve on-time delivery and quality.

  • Monitors and analyzes supplier performance and applies sustainable countermeasures and actions in order to facilitate improvement.

  • Conducts production readiness assessments for New Product Introduction and rate increases, including capacity confirmation to ensure a timely ramp-up to production volumes.

  • Monitors key performance indicators, analyzes cost-to-serve performance data, and coordinates cross-functional work teams to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiatives.

  • Engages the management of key suppliers to initiate appropriate improvement programs to achieve and sustain high levels of performance.

  • Coordinates across sites and functional boundaries to identify and resolve risks/obstacles in a pro-active and expeditious manner to ensure manufacturing, supply chain and delivery schedules are in alignment with customer needs.

  • Plans, organizes, directs and reports all activities and matters relating to supplier performance.

  • Evaluates supplier performance, management, capacity and production readiness.

  • Assesses supplier qualifications including training and certifications.

  • Elaborates supplier development plans and works in collaboration with the supplier to ensure best performance is achieved.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Execute Supplier Development Playbook at all assigned suppliers

• Create a 12month strategic improvement plan for each supplier

• Drive delivery (including overdue reduction and buffer compliance) and quality improvement at each supplier by using diagnostic tools such as: Supplier Health Assessment (SHA), Supplier Readiness Assessment (SRA), Supplier Surveillance, Zero Defect Plan (ZDP), and other UTC ACE tools as needed

• Work with suppliers to create actions that will address gaps identified from utilization of the above tools

• Monitor supplier performance and apply countermeasures to manage supplier Sustainable Improvement Plan (SIP)

• Provide leadership to drive supplier Gold at suppliers

• Communicate supplier strategic plans and actions to address missed targets to Regional Manager, and to the Regional Leader as needed

• Eliminate any risks that will prevent suppliers from meeting performance targets, and escalate as needed

• Drive cross functional and BU engagement to remove roadblocks necessary to improve supplier performance

• Prepare supplier executive summaries and present at SBU critical supplier reviews

•Participate in or lead process improvement projects to streamline Regional Supplier Performance Operations

Qualification: Experience and Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum 5 years of experience in Engineering/Supply Chain/Manufacturing or related area with a continued proven track record of performance achievement, and growth with increased level of responsibility in an operations environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with suppliers

  • Experience developing suppliers and supplier relationships

  • Knowledge of supply chain management in the Aerospace organization

  • Project/program Management

  • Ability to lead in a collaborative team environment

  • Operations background for 4+ years

  • LEAN /continuous improvement experience for 2-4+ years

Special Notes:

Travel Requirement: Overnight travel 25% and Day travel 30%

Location for this role will be Region and Campus Location.

U.S. person statement (U.S. citizenship or green card required): “Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons.

Education: Education and Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, or other Business related field.

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.

Note:

  • 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.

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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.

Qualification:

Experience and Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum 5 years of experience in Engineering/Supply Chain/Manufacturing or related area with a continued proven track record of performance achievement, and growth with increased level of responsibility in an operations environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with suppliers

  • Experience developing suppliers and supplier relationships

  • Knowledge of supply chain management in the Aerospace organization

  • Project/program Management

  • Ability to lead in a collaborative team environment

  • Operations background for 4+ years

  • LEAN /continuous improvement experience for 2-4+ years

Special Notes:

Travel Requirement: Overnight travel 25% and Day travel 30%

Location for this role will be Region and Campus Location.

U.S. person statement (U.S. citizenship or green card required): “Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons.

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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