United Technologies Corporation Procurement Specialist in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Job ID: 73756BR

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.

As a Procurement Specialist supporting the Engine & Controls Systems business unit, you will have the responsibility to manage challenging Machining and Engineered Items supplier accounts. The selected candidate will primarily be responsible for purchase order execution, product delivery, product cost, and product quality. We are looking for a Procurement Specialist with very strong leadership and communication skills (written and verbal), someone who can take initiative to drive issues to closure, solve complex problems, adapt and prioritize effectively in a fast paced and challenging environment, work independently with minimal direction, as well as in a team environment, and above all else strive to exceed internal and external customer expectations on a daily basis.

This role will be located in Windsor Locks, CT. This position can be the optimal launching platform for someone who is seeking upward career growth in both the supply chain and/or operations disciplines. This is also a great opportunity for training, learning, and development with a highly skilled and very versatile supply chain team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Quote, negotiate, and place purchase orders and long term agreements for a wide range of part families and complexities.

  • Justify the reasonableness of source selection and price.

  • Maintain the delivery dates, price, and revision letters of purchase orders.

  • Build a solid relationship with and be the focal for each supplier.

  • Assist with clearing all day to day issues including but not limited to payment issues, engineering changes, supplier requests for information, repairs, quality notifications, on time delivery corrections, etc.

  • Implement initiatives (including delivery/quality clinics) and collaborate with Supplier Performance, Supplier Quality, and Delivery Assurance to improve the delivery and quality performance of suppliers and help to mitigate delivery and quality risks.

  • Utilize the ACE operating system/tools (Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Quality Clinic Process Charts, Relentless Root Cause Analysis, etc.) to drive continuous improvement in procurement processes and improve supplier performance.

  • Collaborate with various functions including but not limited to SCM strategic, work transfer, new product introduction, operations, planning, and program to meet the cost, sourcing, and other unique needs of each function

  • Completion of ad hoc projects with good visibility.

Qualification: Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Business, Engineering, Operations, Quality, Supply Chain or related field

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite

  • Travel Requirement: 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to read and understand engineering blueprints

  • Experience working with an ERP system; ideally SAP

  • Strong Negotiator/Closer

  • Excellent typing skills

  • Understanding of the UTC value chain, as well as manufacturing resource planning and supply chain elements such as order fulfillment, customer and supplier relationship management, demand and inventory management, etc.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Operations, Quality, Supply Chain Management or related discipline is desired.

  • Master’s degree is preferred.

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:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Business, Engineering, Operations, Quality, Supply Chain or related field

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite

  • Travel Requirement: 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to read and understand engineering blueprints

  • Experience working with an ERP system; ideally SAP

  • Strong Negotiator/Closer

  • Excellent typing skills

  • Understanding of the UTC value chain, as well as manufacturing resource planning and supply chain elements such as order fulfillment, customer and supplier relationship management, demand and inventory management, etc.

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.