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United Technologies
Location: Troy
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Planner
Commodity Associate

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems
Job ID 56280BR Date posted 11/07/City Troy
State Ohio
Country US


The Commodity Assocate will be required to develop and/or implement a series of commodity strategies to achieve best value, effective asset management, continuous quality improvement, and delivery cycle time performance improvements that supports both the Enterprise and respective business unit and supply chain management strategic plans.

Duties and responsibilities include:
•Evaluate market conditions in order to maintain inventory levels and control costs and make recommendations for cost reduction
•Evaluate and recommend suppliers, manage ongoing relationships with suppliers •Act as an owner of commercial relationship with strategic suppliers.
•Develop and/or maintain commodity sourcing strategies
•Develop, negotiate and administer supplier contracts
•Manage product transitions between suppliers
•Manage the relationship between the supplier and UTAS
•Coordinate supplier improvement activities including continuous improvement (CI) events, corrective actions, metric management and cost reduction initiatives
•Perform sourcing activities in support of customer requests or internal projects (resourcing, engineering changes, etc.) including sending out RFQs, reviewing responses, supplier selection, coordination with estimating and Program Management and PO or contract file documentation. Ensure these activities meet all UTAS and applicable government (FAR) requirements.
•Have a working knowledge of: Certified and non-certified Cost and Pricing requirements, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) requirements on Gov’t Orders, DDTC requirements for Military orders, Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) requirements for single/sole source Military orders, Negotiations of single/sole source Military orders $750k and greater, and experience in Gov’t Audits. •Organize, lead and manage supplier meetings in regards to strategic initiatives, new work placed at the supplier, performance issues (cost, delivery and quality) and routine program or business reviews.
•Create and implement strategic sourcing initiatives using expert level negotiating skills and best practice activities while applying Cl tools to continually optimize and improve processes and procedures
•Coordinate/support supply- base transitions.
•Perform other duties as assigned
•Perform expedites at suppliers, when required Must comply with all site and company EH&S policies and procedures.




1- 2 years' experience in commodity management/supply chain/procurement with increasing levels of responsibility.

•Demonstrated ability to establish credibility with business counterparts
•The successful candidate will be required to travel to supplier and UTAS sites in Canada and the U.S. (30% -40%)
• Must be able to verify U.S. Citizen Status as defined by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Preferred: •Certified Lean Practitioner or equivalent certification preferred
•Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work and interact at all levels of the organization.
•Experience managing or leading projects or programs.
•Demonstrated success in developing tactical plans and carrying through to successful execution.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications specifically expert level Excel
•Strong knowledge of aerospace manufacturing techniques and procedures as it applies to outside processing.
Must be able to verify U.S. Person Status as defined by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)


*Education / Certifications

BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or other related field

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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