Supply Chain Management

Strategic Commodity Management Specialist-Machining

Job Number: (128326-02) Work Locations: Burnsville, MN

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.

In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems was formed by combining two industry leaders, Hamilton Sundstrand and Goodrich, creating an organization with key positions on a wide range of aircraft flying today and substantial content on various UAVs, satellites and ground and naval vehicles.


The Strategic Commodity Management Specialist plays a key role, interfacing with the UTC Aerospace Systems business units and procurement teams to coordinate, implement, and lead sourcing activities for key aerospace commodities. Specific responsibilities include managing strategic sourcing activities such as spend analysis, supplier relationship management, project management, negotiation of long term agreements, and the implementation of business strategies to meet the overall long and short term cost and performance objectives. The individual will manage the supplier relationship and create 'win-win' outcomes while providing a competitive advantage to UTC Aerospace Systems through supply chain optimization. Specialists may also have responsibility for coordinating a team of supply chain professionals for specific tasks. Job Description / Key Responsibilities: The Strategic Commodity Management Specialist for UTC Aerospace Systems will be required to lead a wide variety of Supply Chain Management activities associated within the Machining commodity. This includes establishing and developing plans to meet cost targets while developing sourcing strategies for new programs in conjunction with managing supplier contracts and long term agreements with the incumbent supply base. This individual plays a key role in the organization as the focal point responsible for all strategic aspects associated with the supplier accounts and part families assigned. The individual must be focused, skilled, and persuasive, as the coordination and success of this individual is vital to the organization.


BA or BS required in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business. MBA preferred. 5-10 years experience in Supply Chain, Engineering and/or Manufacturing disciplines with increasing responsibility. Knowledge of Supply Chain management in an Aerospace environment. Proven contract negotiation experience. A track record of managing to plan and achieving customer satisfaction. Proven leadership and communication skills across all levels of the organization. Cost sensitivity and business judgment with proven bottom line results. Able to lead in a collaborative team environment. Export Control and Government Compliance knowledge is preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications. Knowledge of JDE or other MRP systems is preferred.

10-15% travel may be required. The position is located in Burnsville, MN. 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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