Robert Murray

Lecturer – Business Strategy

From 2012-2015, Bob Murray was vice president of Supply Chain Operations for Raytheon Company. In his Supply Chain Operations role, Murray, in partnership with the Supply Chain Leadership Team in the Raytheon businesses, was responsible for further refining, developing and implementing the strategic plan for Supply Chain to enable Raytheon to meet its vision. As an extension of the businesses, his focus was on providing enterprise solutions in the areas of select direct material commodities, indirect commodities, Supply Chain technologies, Learning and Logistics.

Prior to joining Raytheon, Bob served as Hamilton Sundstrand’s vice president of Supply Chain Management. Bob was responsible for providing end-to-end Supply Chain accountability for HS Aerospace Operations, including ensuring successful achievement of strategic and tactical supply chain management initiates as well as developing strategies to position Hamilton Sundstrand appropriately in the global supply chain.

Bob joined UTC in 2002 and held several positions of increasing responsibility, first at Carrier Distribution Operations and later at Hamilton Sundstrand as vice president, Worldwide Repair & Supply Chain. Bob joined UTC from Polaroid Corp., where he served as corporate vice president and general manger. His previous roles at General Electric and Strategic Planning Associates include general manager purchasing; general manager parts sales; and engagement manager. Bob brings this extensive experience in supply chain management, distribution, purchasing and business development to his position at Raytheon.

Murray is also Executive Professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University where he leverages business experience to accelerate the understanding and application of modern Supply Chain practices. He has also taught Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Operations Strategy and Business Strategy in undergraduate, graduate and Executive MBA programs

Bob received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance from Harvard University.