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Commodity Specialist


Winston Salem, NC, US

Requisition ID:  469738

B/E Aerospace, a Collins Aerospace Company, is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.


With a global installed base of 1 million passenger seats, the Aftermarket Services business offers a comprehensive aftermarket service to our customers.  These services include spare parts supply and repair services across all classes of seat whether it is Super First Class, Business Class or Economy Class.


As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Commodity Specialist in our Aftermarket Services business located in Winston-Salem, NC.





Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain (Non-Production), the Commodity Specialist will develop, oversee and implement global, regional and local commodity strategies for various non-production commodities.





  • Establish historical spend baseline by working collaboratively with other departments including finance in order to extract data from various sources, and/or gathering individual data points to create a master data set.
  • Determine market conditions, initiative objectives, and gather requirements.
  • Strategize optimal sourcing process based on savings levers and required timeline.
  • Screen, identify and select qualified potential suppliers based upon capability, quality control, and cost competitiveness.
  • Conduct and manage entire bid process for simple projects.
  • Negotiate pricing and other commercial terms with qualified suppliers.
  • Assess, manage and mitigate any corporate risk associated with simple sourcing initiatives.
  • Make business case recommendations for award decision(s) based on quantitative and qualitative evaluation factors.
  • Creates, negotiates, implements, and manages long-term simple purchase agreements with critical suppliers covering all applicable B/E Aerospace sites.
  • Implement sourcing solutions, performs contract management and supplier reviews, and updates appropriate stakeholders.
  • Coordinates with and develops relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure project success.
  • Maintains and disseminates knowledge and awareness of industry issues, trends and developments for assigned commodity area.
  • Provide back-up support to commodity managers as needed
  • Performs other related duties as required.





  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; and four years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Sourcing experience with various non-production (indirect) commodities
  • Experience with data mining and compilation





  • Experience with supply chain tools such as Ariba, Ivalua, and PowerSteering
  • Well organized with solid judgment; able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities
  • Desire to identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead simple project to make improvements to processes, procedures, etc.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, credibility, influence, and interactions with suppliers, customers, and key stakeholders

 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: Winston-Salem

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