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United Technologies Corporation Materials Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

Job ID: 01335748

City: Phoenix

State: Arizona

Country: United States

Category: Operations

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HAZ01: Interiors (Evac Sys)-Phoenix 3414 S 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85040 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.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?Role Overview

This position manages a team of intermediate or experienced professionals in Materials Planning and SIOP. Executes operational plans that include storing and shipping of products, executing activities, responding to complex inquiries, and ensuring quality of work. Leads in the development of inventory control reports and manuals.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads Shipping/Receiving, Planning, and Supermarket Team to:

  • Coordinates with material coordinators to ensure inventory goals and targets are being met. Provides regular and timely reports and interpretation of results to leadership and employees. Works towards the elimination of the annual physical inventory.

  • Champions, measures, and drives inventory accuracy and reduction within the supermarket through the use of process improvements, visual controls, and partnerships with other functional areas.

  • Develops a highly-effective materials planning organization and supports efforts to standardize material planning and scheduling to improve customer service and reduce lead-time.

  • Optimizes scheduling and production flow within the manufacturing facility through the utilization of world-class SIOP practices, level loading, and Lean/Six-Sigma tools.

  • Ensures all materials project milestones are achieved within identified and documented time, budget, and performance expectations.

  • Responsible for support, development, maintenance and reporting of Site Materials Management metrics and providing site-specific countermeasures to ensure adherence to goals.

  • Supports various inventory control measures utilizing Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) processes.

  • Evaluates, develops, and/or implements standards and procedures for materials project management methodology, practices, procedures, and tools.

  • Monitors and reports the status of all projects to materials management staff, project sponsors, clients and other stakeholders.

  • Utilizes SAP to monitor production and business data and to drive procurement/manufacturing requirements.

  • Collaborates with various functional areas, including engineering, supply chain, quality, finance, manufacturing and operations, shipping and receiving, material handling, and others to develop and respond to customer contractual needs and new business opportunities.

  • Ensures quality product utilizing UTAS quality procedures.

  • Audits work area for safety compliance.

  • Adheres to all Collins rules and codes of conduct.

  • Performs other duties as required to ensure project success and improvement to Evacuation Systems product development processes.

Skills Required:

  • Thorough understanding of Materials Management and Supply Chain concepts and their financial impacts (inventory turns, cash flow, working capital, etc.).

  • Relevant ERP and/or MRP system experience required. SAP preferred.

  • Experience in development and management of kanbans, supermarkets, and vendor managed inventory preferred.

  • Experience leading deployment of Process Excellence / Continuous Improvement (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma) across multiple sites is required

  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems, apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using date and design barrier to eliminate or alert error in the process. Deploying innovative and effective solutions resulting in risk mitigation and improved execution

  • Demonstrate qualified lean Materials /Operations experience in a leadership role

  • Demonstrated working knowledge and management of inventory control analysis and production control techniques

  • Ability to work independently or as part of an integrated project team.

  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills and prioritize both daily issues and long-term projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to act strategically and tactically to support successful project completion.

  • Strong teamwork and influential leadership abilities.

  • Strong customer focus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead teams through influence.

  • Strong written and verbal skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including skill in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn new software.

  • Strong organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • 100% dedicated to following all safety procedures and precautions.

Competency Expectations:

  • Expresses ideas effectively to establish oneself as a credible and impactful leader.

  • Adjusts personally to high pressure, rapidly changing business conditions and uncertain business environments.

  • Drives obligations to closure with precision to benefit the organization and every constituent.

Travel: Up to 10% of time traveling

Work Environment/Other Position Requirements:

  • Office environment or office environment on production floor.

  • Occasional need to be on production floor, requiring safety glasses, and ability to stand for long periods.

  • Domestic and international travel up to 10%.

  • Ability to input, access, retrieve, and send information via computer.


Preferred Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 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 redefining aerospace, every day.

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.