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Director Distribution amp Logistics

Company name
United Technologies Corporation

Winston Salem, NC, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager

Posted on
Jan 04,2019

Valid Through
Apr 19,2019

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Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including an Distribution and Logistics Director in our Aftermarket Services business located in Winston Salem, NC.


Reporting to the VP and General Manager of our Aftermarket Services business, the Director of Distribution & Logistics will partner with the business leadership within a matrix environment to oversee the operations of the global Regional Distribution Centers (RDC) for the Interiors Systems Aftermarket business. The three primary RDCs are based in Winston Salem, NC, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, with other smaller centers placed strategically around the world to support key airline customers.

This role will be responsible for the performance of the RDCs and Export / Import / Free Trade Zone compliance. This role will also work with the other senior leadership team members to continuously assess the needs of the business and structure the organization to support growth strategies, increased productivity and process improvement. This is a dynamic role which will be based in Winston Salem, NC, but will require regular travel to the global business locations within the Aftermarket Services group.


Oversee operations of the Regional Distribution Centers (RDC) for the Aftermarket Services business

Responsible for all aspects of the RDCs operational performance including customer on-time delivery, inventory optimization, freight management, and customs and regulatory compliance

Develop metrics/assessment tools to understand the overall performance of the RDCs and their teams

Responsible for development and execution of an integrated distribution strategy related to current and future business requirements

Develop, implement and monitor distribution processes and procedures, and ensure consistency of operations across all RDCs

Monitor all distribution activities including receiving, handling, packaging, and delivery to ensure customer requirements and RDC goals are met

Evaluate physical requirements for current and future distribution state including space, permits etc.

Coordinate proper staffing levels to ensure sufficient coverage and maximum productivity

Recruit and develop a productive warehouse management team including supervisors and other key roles

Ensure compliance with legal/governmental regulations including Free Trade Zone

Ensure compliance with Health and Safety policy and laws including those for HAZMAT products

Lead continuous improvement initiatives including implementation of Lean and/or Six Sigma best practices

Develop business plans and budgets and manage their execution

Performs other related duties as required


This position will work in a highly matrixed environment across the Aftermarket Services business and will directly supervise exempt and/or nonexempt associates as appropriate. The role will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Bachelor’s Degree with 10-plus years of Operations/Supply Chain or Distribution experience, to include the following; ability to operate in a highly matrixed global environment, effective communication skills; demonstrated project management skills, gained from a varying range of project scope and magnitude; and knowledge of various continuous improvement problem analysis tools such as value stream mapping, fishbone diagrams, control charts, cause and effect, and pareto analysis.

Ability to travel

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Company info

United Technologies Corporation
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Company Profile
United Technologies (UTC) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Our commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation and controls. Our aerospace businesses are Sikorsky aircraft and the new UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products. The company also operates a central research organization that pursues technologies for improving the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes.

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