United Technologies Corporation Material Planner / Buyer in Mebane, North Carolina

Job ID: 50829BR

City: Mebane

State: North Carolina

Country: United States

Category: Operations: Materials & Logistics

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UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

The Fire Safety Solutions group at UTC Climate, Controls & Security is dedicated to providing product and technology designed to protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. As the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products, the Fire Safety Solutions group meets the safety needs of homes and businesses by providing fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, mechanical locking systems, fire alarm control panels, gas and flame detection, fire suppression systems and mass notification solutions. Notable brands within the group are Kidde, Firex, Badger, Vigilant, Fenwal, Det-Tronics, Fireye and Edwards.

The PTS Buyer/Planner will be responsible for master scheduling of the detection products packaged at two 3PL facilities, as well as the planning and purchasing of packaging materials, to ensure product availability to meet customer demand and business objectives. As a member of the Supply Planning team the PTS Buyer/Planner will play an integral part in fulfilling customer demand by successfully working with the 3PL and packaging suppliers, as well as several internal teams: Demand Planning, Sales, Product Management, Customer Service, Logistics, and Finance. The candidate should be a motivated individual with strong analytical skills and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic business environment.


  • Achieve 98% fill-rates to customers while adhering to inventory requirements

  • Perform planning to generate a weekly production schedule for the 3PL production team and enter work orders into JDE ERP system

  • Work closely with the 3PL production team on a daily basis to review production priorities and schedule adjustments

  • Perform weekly planning to generate packaging material purchasing requirements and enters purchase orders into JDE ERP system

  • Manage NPI activities with the 3PL and internal teams such as Sales, Product Management, Engineering, Quality and Sourcing

  • Provide product availability information for detection products on a weekly and an as needed basis to Customer Service, Sales and Distribution

  • Review and analyze forecast generated through the S&OP process

  • Monitor 3PL and packaging material supplier performance - identify and resolve supply issues

  • Maintain planning systems data integrity

  • Generate 12 month rolling forecast for 3PL, suppliers, and internal supply chain team

  • Provide inventory projections as part of overall inventory strategy, while optimizing inventory levels to support customer service levels and inventory targets

  • Compile and analyze data to identify opportunities for improving material replenishment



  • Strong analytical, data management, and communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as position requires extensive use of Excel

  • Experience in lean manufacturing environment

  • Experience with MRP/DRP/MPS software

  • Knowledge of JDE helpful

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.