Sr Analyst, Purchasing job – UTC Aerospace Systems – Windsor Locks, CT

UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. ISR & Space Systems is a business unit within UTAS and our products reside in deep space, low earth orbit, undersea and on the ground. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. The ISR & Space Systems business has contributed to significant advances in ground, air, space and imaging technology for over 85 years. Within ISR & Space Systems we design and manufacture Environmental Control and Life Support Systems on the International Space Station, including the space suit, and undersea in submarines.

We are now looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as a Sr Purchasing Analyst.

This position will support the Space Systems Windsor Locks procurement group. This group is responsible for the procurement of a variety of material including: machined parts, electronic parts and assemblies and major subcontract/engineered items (i.e., supplier-designed valves, motors, sensors, etc.).

The selected candidate will work with the procurement of machined parts, metrology services and capital equipment. This group supports all phases of the procurement process from source selection and negotiations to post-award administration. This is a hands-on position with the manager expected to perform the same duties as their subordinates while providing leadership to the team. Other duties include, but are not limited to: performing various reviews/audits at a supplier’s facility, negotiating terms and conditions of purchase with the assistance of UTAS Counsel, prioritizing work, coordinating the resolution of supplier issues, reviewing and understanding supplier-generated program schedules, expediting orders to ensure on-time delivery of hardware and other deliverables, and the completion of ad hoc reports for management. Limited domestic travel is required.


The ideal candidate will have 4-7+ years of procurement experience of the commodities noted above preferably in support of U.S. Government contracts and/or within the aerospace industry. A general knowledge of FAR, DFAR, NFS and Export Control (ITAR & EAR) requirements is preferred. The ability to read and understand blueprints and other technical data is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Industry – Aerospace

Skill sets – Experience with Microsoft Office is required. SAP experience would be desirable.

US Person required

“This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with NASA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing per NASA’s regulation SUBPART 1835.5 Drug- Free Workforce.”


BA/BS degree required, business, engineering or supply chain management. MBA is a plus.

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