United Technologies Corporation New Product Introduction Buyer in Chula Vista, California
Job ID: 50703BR
City: Chula Vista
Country: United States
Category: Supply Chain Management
The Supply Chain New Product Introduction (NPI) group at United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) has an immediate opening for a highly motivated candidate to support the supply chain efforts for development programs in a fast paced environment. The Supply Chain NPI candidate will be an integral part of bringing the new platforms into revenue service. Being a core part of the SC NPI will require interfacing with various UTAS teams such as the program office, engineering, production control as well as customers and the supply base.
This position requires that the candidate be able to provide delivery assurance as well as cost management. The qualified candidate will use their experience along with industry leading tools to procure development and initial production flight worthy hardware & equipment. The qualified candidate will ensure that the day to day supply management activities such as building RFQs, negotiations and purchase order issuance are appropriately processed so that the supplier can execute on quality, on time and at cost. The candidate will also ensure on time delivery & quality via robust project management experience and tools. The buyer will attend program material/status meetings and production meetings as required. Travel to suppliers may be required.
Managing cost in a fast paced program will require exceptional negotiation skills. The buyer must be able to stay below target cost while maintaining an aggressive schedule on either short term or a long term agreements. Experience and education with cost focused negotiations a plus. Time management skills and the ability to handle high volumes of work are essential in the fast changing environment for new product introduction.
This position will also require the candidate to be an Achieving Competetive Excellence (ACE) participant & advocate. The candidate will participate in ACE/Continuous improvement events and activities such as Value Stream Mapping or Kaizen events; Contribute to the ACE culture by implementing 5S and two way communications.
Knowledge of major Supply Chain processes, supplier interface and purchase order placement
Understanding of contract structure, business terms and conditions
Proficient in Excel, Power Point, Project and MRP/ERP/SAP systems
Projects Management experience
-High energy and motivation level
Works well in a team environment
Ability to multi-task and meet critical deadlines
Strong people/interpersonal skills
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Excellent organization skills
Ability to work independently, but also identify critical issues as they arise
-Ability to remain calm under pressure and deal with ambiguity
- Experience in the Aerospace industry
-Experience with new product development/introduction
SAP and Excel proficiency a strong plus
Experience with account/project management
Knowledge of Continuous Improvement/ACE
Due to ITAR restrictions, Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
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, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.