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Sr. Buyer (W4454)


Everett, WA, US

Requisition ID:  466655

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.  For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at


As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Senior Buyer in our Lavatories business located in Everett, WA.




The strategic supply chain team is a dynamic group of high energy people who take charge and solve problems. The best candidate for this role will be someone who is a self-starter, and committed to developing strong relationships both internally and externally with a global team of buyers and suppliers. This Senior Buyer will be able to work in an extremely fast paced and changing environment to come up with creative approaches to complex challenges both independently and effectively. Comfort with a high stress environment and balancing several projects at once is essential to success.




  • Guided by established policy and with minimal supervision, carries out broad assignments usually involving the purchase or planning of important and critical items.
  • Responsible for sourcing and driving cost activities for $20-$30M per year in direct purchased parts
  • Solicits bids and quotations; analyzes, evaluates, and negotiates bids to determine optimum value; selects suppliers, issues purchase orders, follows up, and expedites as necessary
  • Identifies, investigates and qualifies suppliers in coordination with supplier quality
  • Manages engineering change in collaboration with quality, engineering, program management, suppliers, and others to determine impact of change and take necessary actions including new sourcing activities or make/buy decisions
  • Negotiates long term purchase agreements with key suppliers including raw material and CPI escalation clauses as required
  • Review technical documents and act as supply chain advocate during engineering design reviews
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to lower-level Buyers as appropriate
  • Performs other related duties as required.




  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university and eight years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.





  • Working knowledge of Excel, including use of formulas and pivot tables
  • Experience working with Aerospace quality requirements, and regulations (AS9100, etc.)
  • Experience reviewing and understanding basics of technical documents (drawings/prints, specifications, etc.) as required for purchasing


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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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