Senior Materials Manager

United Technologies   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 171 days ago

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Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most powerful jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to support our organization. If you would like to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to incorporate new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for. We are looking for an articulate, energetic individual to lead our Plant’s Materials team.

The successful candidate will be customer focused and motivated to work in a dynamic and highly interactive work environment that synchronize the entire value stream. The successful candidate must possess in-depth MRP system skills to manage all facets of material flow to and from Columbus Forge in support of customer demands. The Senior Materials Manager for the Columbus Forge organization will be ultimately responsible for aligning scheduling versus shop capacity across the business, managing site procurement and external capacity resources.

The SeniorMaterials Manager is a key leader on our team withresponsibilitiesthat include but are not limited to:

  • Direct Leadership of the Materials Planning of Columbus Forge Disk operations.
  • Effective management of planning parameters in support of schedule accuracy, schedule stability, and inventory optimization.
  • Lead, co-lead, or support various strategic initiativesassociated with the Columbus Forge Disk 100% on time delivery, double digit inventory turns, etc.
  • Lead, or co-lead teams that focus on streamlining part tracking from supply chain to the customers in the support of finished Module Assembly.
  • Develop release strategies that maximize on-time starts while minimizing inventory.
  • Deploy pull-signal strategies that link the entire value stream.
  • Manage daily communication with all operations.
  • Derive and manage planning and scheduling related strategy initiatives.
  • Support lead-time management, freight management, and material flow optimization through the use of Procurement/Materials standard work.


Basic Qualifications:

•A Bachelor's Degree is a prerequisite. We prefer applicants with degrees in Engineering, Business Management, Supply Chain or Finance.
•U.S. Citizenship required due to government contracts.
•You have 10 years working in Materials Management, Production Control, Supply Chain or Operations Management within a manufacturing facility.
•You've also managed direct reports or held responsible for employees for 3 or more years.
•You're an expert user of MRP/ERP systems used in production control and planning.

Preferred Qualifications:

•U.S. Citizenship required due to government contracts.
•You've completed your graduate degree or MBA program.
•Your resume includes 10 years in Aerospace Materials Management or Production Control. Experience in Isothermal Forging Process preferred.
•Expert at managing procurement, planning, and production control personnel and related activities.
•Solid understanding of shop practices, processes, and procedures.
•Your background includes working with ACE, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma or related Continuous Improvement tools and metrics.
•You've development and managed Total Quality Management tools and supplier Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreement.
•You are comfortable working with MS Office programs like Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. Previous SAP ERP experience preferred.
•Familiarity with turbofan engines and components preferred; Engineering experience a plus.
•Proven track record of accomplishments in cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives.
•Executive presentation and communication skills.

Inclusion Powers Innovation:

We unlock our employees’ full potential through a versatile and engaging culture that values everybody’s opinion, driving innovation.
The goal of ourdiversity strategy is to build a workforce and environment where every employee is valued so innovation and creativity thrive and to ensure that all employees are engaged and empowered.

Employee Resource Groups:

The 9 ERGs have a collective mission of supporting P&W's recruitment, development and retention efforts through workshops, and events that promote personal/professional development, employee engagement, community involvement and business value.
•All ERGs are open to all UTC employees, participation is voluntary
•ERGs strive to provide short and long-term professional and personal benefits to their members
•There are many other employee organizations at P&W, often more recreational in nature (e.g. jazz band and bicycling club).


We’re known for moving the world forward – building machines that run for hours, days and weeks without pause. But, people aren’t machines. Thisyear, UTC updated the vacation policy to provide more vacation time sooner. You are eligible for up to 15 paid vacation days each of your first 9years. This amount is prorated in your firstyear based on the month you start with the company. This amount increases to 20 daysyears 10 through 19, and 25 days after 20years of service.

Birth and Parental Leave:

As a mother or father you have time off options to consider while caring for and bonding with your child. UTC employees also enjoy up to 8 paid weeks of birth and adoption leave and 4 paid weeks for parental leave.

Employee Scholar Program:

We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ESP. We believe that individual and corporate success is motivated by lifelong learning; we enable employees to continue their higher education. We want to have the best-educated workforce in the world. ESP is one of the most comprehensive company-sponsored employee education programs in the world. More than 45,000 employees have earned more than 38,000 degrees.


  • Bachelor's Degree required. We prefer applicants with degrees in Engineering, Business Management, Supply Chain or Finance.
  • Master's Degree or MBA preferred.

Job ID 66847BR