Specialist, New Product Intro

United Technologies Corporation
Windsor Locks
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
As a Procurement New Product Introduction specialist for the Engines & Environmental Controls business unit located in Windsor Locks, CT you will have the opportunity to scale your core operations skillset to include cross functional leadership, solution based negotiating, cost management activities, strategic commodity coordination, and execution of key customer critical EIS activities. NPI reads across all aspects of supply chain competencies providing an excellent proving ground for motivated individuals with interest in building a strong base within UTC's procurement organizations. Success in this role is defined by forging strong supplier relationships, stronger contracts, taking ownership of the development process, and flawless execution to program and organizational goals.

In development procurement you will be expected to communicate to all levels of the organization, manage procurement activities through all phases of product development (proposal, preliminary design, final design, validation & verification, transition to production), and validation of new program business case proposals. Additionally the candidate will execute PO Placement activities while managing a diverse set of delivery and supplier challenges across engineered items and UTAS make LRU details.

* The role will focus on taking new programs through the development life cycle while working in an Integrated Product Team structure.

* Responsible for execution of development programs in terms of delivery, quality and design to cost targets (both procurement bill-of-material hardware and engineering deliverables).

* Requires a strong integration with Supply Management and leveraging the Commodity Strategies to maximize the impact of new programs for cost reduction without compromise to quality

* Requires direct interface with Senior Management within the business unit customers (Program Managers, etc.) and serves as the link between the program and the supply chain organization.

* Key activity will be to develop and execute standard work within the Procurement for development programs up to and including transition to production.

* Understanding of Global logistics including import/export requirements

* Linkage with the customer service organization ensuring supportability of our products in service.

* Key participant in make verse buy decisions and business case analysis

Qualifications • 3-5 years experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Aftermarket and/or Supply Chain disciplines with increasing responsibility.

* Project/Program Management Experience

* A track record of managing to plan and achieving customer satisfaction

* Proven leadership and communication skills

* Cost sensitivity and business judgment with proven bottom line results

* Able to lead in a collaborative team environment

The successful candidate will possess the following strengths: customer focus, business innovation, analytical ability, communication, organizational savvy, interpersonal skills, forward thinking and focus on results. Employee will also be required to present status reports to executive leadership on IPD programs. Ability to self-start and multi-task in a dynamic environment is a plus. ACE experience (or equivalent) and a positive attitude are required.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder. Education Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Supply chain/Project related disciplines. A Master's Degree is desirable with some elements of Business Management.