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12 months ago
United Technologies
Location: United States
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Buyer
New Product Introduction Buyer

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems
Job ID 50703BR Date posted 07/03/City Chula Vista
State California
Country US

The Supply Chain New Product Introduction (NPI) group at United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) has an immediate opening for a highly motivated candidate to support the supply chain efforts for development programs in a fast paced environment. The Supply Chain NPI candidate will be an integral part of bringing the new platforms into revenue service. Being a core part of the SC NPI will require interfacing with various UTAS teams such as the program office, engineering, production control as well as customers and the supply base.

This position requires that the candidate be able to provide delivery assurance as well as cost management. The qualified candidate will use their experience along with industry leading tools to procure development and initial production flight worthy hardware & equipment. The qualified candidate will ensure that the day to day supply management activities such as building RFQs, negotiations and purchase order issuance are appropriately processed so that the supplier can execute on quality, on time and at cost. The candidate will also ensure on time delivery & quality via robust project management experience and tools. The buyer will attend program material/status meetings and production meetings as required. Travel to suppliers may be required.

Managing cost in a fast paced program will require exceptional negotiation skills. The buyer must be able to stay below target cost while maintaining an aggressive schedule on either short term or a long term agreements. Experience and education with cost focused negotiations a plus. Time management skills and the ability to handle high volumes of work are essential in the fast changing environment for new product introduction.

This position will also require the candidate to be an Achieving Competetive Excellence (ACE) participant & advocate. The candidate will participate in ACE/Continuous improvement events and activities such as Value Stream Mapping or Kaizen events; Contribute to the ACE culture by implementing 5S and two way communications.


Required Experience:

- Knowledge of major Supply Chain processes, supplier interface and purchase order placement

- Understanding of contract structure, business terms and conditions

- Proficient in Excel, Power Point, Project and MRP/ERP/SAP systems

- Projects Management experience

-High energy and motivation level

- Works well in a team environment

- Ability to multi-task and meet critical deadlines

- Strong people/interpersonal skills

- Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

- Excellent organization skills

- Ability to work independently, but also identify critical issues as they arise

-Ability to remain calm under pressure and deal with ambiguity


- Experience in the Aerospace industry

-Experience with new product development/introduction

- SAP and Excel proficiency a strong plus

- Experience with account/project management

- Knowledge of Continuous Improvement/ACE

Due to ITAR restrictions, Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Economics, Engineering, or related field with 2+ years' relevant job experience.


Master's degree in relevant field with 1+ year' relevant job experience.

EEO/AAP Statement

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.


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