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Mgr Commodity (1223)


Winston Salem, NC, US

Requisition ID:  469623

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?


Our Global Supply Chain team collaborates with our suppliers to ensure we strategically source the materials and services at the optimal price, quality and time to support our business.


As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Commodity Manager in our Supply Chain function located in Winston-Salem, NC.



Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain (Non-Production), the Commodity Manager 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 complex projects.
  • Negotiate pricing and other commercial terms with qualified suppliers.
  • Assess, manage and mitigate any corporate risk associated with complex sourcing initiatives.
  • Make business case recommendations for award decision(s) based on quantitative and qualitative evaluation factors.
  • Creates, negotiates, implements, and manages long-term complex 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.
  • Provides guidance and training to lower-level buyers and other associates.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Extensive sourcing experience with various non-production (indirect) commodities
  • Experience with data mining and compilation



  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of a formal strategic sourcing process.
  • Experience with supply chain tools such as Ariba, Ivalua, and PowerSteering.
  • Strong understanding of supplier contracting concepts.
  • Experience working in large organizations with a geographically dispersed workforce.
  • Well organized with solid judgment; able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Desire to identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead projects to make improvements to processes, procedures, etc.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders including Senior Leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, credibility, influence, and interactions with suppliers, customers, and key stakeholders.



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: Winston-Salem

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