1+ months

Supplier Development Lead- Portland & Seattle Area

Pratt & Whitney
Remote, OR 97458
Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 60354BR Date posted 02/05/2018 City Remote City State Oregon

The sky has no limits.

At Pratt & Whitney, you’ll be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that’s moving fast to shape the future of aviation. Customers all over the world depend on our technology and the people behind it. As part of the team at Pratt & Whitney, you’ll help answer today’s challenges in powered flight while shaping and supporting tomorrow’s solutions.

This critical leadership role within the MSEN (Mechanical Systems, Externals and Nacelles) Module Center is responsible for the leadership and management of the Product Cost reduction efforts for the Module Center. The will include the NEO and NGPF programs as we launch this effort and will eventually expand to include the F135 program as we get further into 2018.

The Supplier Development Lead position (SDL) requires working on site at 4 or 5 Pratt & Whitney suppliers in the Portland & Seattle area to assist them on their journey to achieve gold level performance. Specifically, the suppliers for this position are primarily investment casting companies. The SDL’s function would involve training and coaching for root cause analysis of delivery and quality misses, lean manufacturing, cell design, capacity assessment, equipment maintenance, EH&S issues, and shop cleanliness. The SDL also works to improve the relationship between Pratt & Whitney and the supplier by improving the communications, minimizing the number of outside visits, catalyst for additional business opportunities, reducing financial risks, and developing long term relationships. The typical daily tasks of the SDL are as follows:

  • On-site at supplier 80% of their time
  • 20% of the time working from home office
  • Perform assessments of the suppliers capability to perform and sustain performance through the SHA (Supplier Health Assessment)
  • Engage with the supplier to develop action plan (SCIP) to close the gaps between current state and gold level performance.
  • Track SCIP and drive closure to reach gold level.
  • Conduct training and coaching on-site at the supplier to develop their team
  • Follow-up with the PW purchasing team to find root cause and corrective actions for PW caused turn backs.
  • Establish leading indicators of performance and track weekly, on-site at supplier
  • Intervene as required to expedite deliveries and/or resolve quality issues
  • Extended travel 15-20%

*Education / Certifications

Education / Certifications:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering, Business Management or related field
  • Preferred candidate will have Master’s degree in management or technical field
  • ACE Certification Program (ACP) Practitioner Operations preferred, Business Process Practitioner optional
  • Six-Sigma Blackbelt or Greenbelt preferred
  • UTC SHA certified assessor preferred
  • ITC / BAER experience preferred


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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