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United Technologies Corporation Director, Commodity Management & Strategic Sourcing in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job ID: 01351775

City: Charlotte

State: North Carolina

Country: United States

Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HNC01: UTAS Headquarters (HS) 2730 West Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC, 28217 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

The next chapter of our future as an aerospace company is here, and we are excited about what this means for our employees and customers! Get onboard the Collins Aerospace Operations team and play a part in managing our innovative products from inception to delivery. The Operations team continues to grow and aims to strengthen the connection of Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain and Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) across Collins Aerospace. In this dynamic environment, you will have the opportunity to network across our businesses and functions, all while improving the productivity, quality and efficiency of our operations worldwide.

Role Overview

This position will be based out of Charlotte, NC and leads multiple large teams (Collins Central Sourcing for Printed Circuit Boards, Printed Circuit Board Assemblies and Electronics Distribution) headed by Commodity / Account Management & Strategic Sourcing managers in execution of supply chain strategies. Develops sourcing standards and operational plans to address capacity issues and production decisions. Oversees all aspects of supplier selections, negotiations, and contract administration.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establishes organization wide sourcing strategies.

  • Develops and implements long-term supply chain strategies and networks that address capacity issues, production location decisions, etc.

  • Establish strategy to improve commodity management and sourcing effectiveness.

  • Leads and guides supplier selection based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and details of suppliers' reputation and history.

  • Oversees all aspects of negotiations, renegotiations and administration of contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.

  • Develops a strategic plan for commodities and strategic suppliers.

  • Responsible for overall relationship with multiple strategic accounts across the given commodities.

  • Leads sourcing process from RFQ to contract signature.

  • Ensures supplier or commodity is performing to the designed UTC requirements from delivery, quality and cost perspective.

  • Responsible to develop cross-functional networks and help break down barriers to success for team.

  • Strong leadership skills required & responsible to training, mentoring and career development of team.

  • Approximately 20% travel will be required to various internal and supplier locations.


Preferred Qualifications:

•Industry related experience within Aerospace or Supply Chain

•Successful leading cross-functional teams

•Previous experience with Global Strategic Sourcing and Commodity Management

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 12 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefine

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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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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.