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Senior Commodity Manager


Winston Salem, NC, US

Requisition ID:  468064

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.


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




Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the Commodity Manager will develop and implement global commodity strategies for the Composite commodity.  Creates, negotiates, implements, and monitors long-term purchase agreements with critical suppliers.




  • Focus on the Plastic and Composite raw material strategy including working across businesses to consolidate/ leverage materials and understand the full value chain from producer to processers to assembly.
  • Oversees the implementation of the materials management strategies to ensure continuity and optimization of supply to the customer base.
  • Coordinate with the engineering, certification and supply chain teams of the BU’s to consolidate and optimize materials and suppliers for best performance and cost to support the customer base.
  • Gives input and support with product development, engineering, testing and production implementation to support corporate supply chain strategies and direction on  existing and new products.
  • Drive the overall strategy, develop & assess suppliers, roll-out of new programs and solve problems within the supply chain.
  • Supplier selection and qualification based upon capability, quality control, and cost competitiveness.
  • Expand the raw material strategy to better support production of parts in Asia without adversely effecting lead times.
  • Develops and manages new sources of supply for long-lead raw materials being introduced into production with emphasis on securing better-value sources of supply.
  • Maintains and disseminates knowledge and awareness of industry issues, trends and developments for assigned commodity area.
  • Develops, manages, and implements new/better value sources of supply for components currently in production.
  • Develops specifications and processes to service multiple production sites.
  • Performs commercial/operational audits of new and existing suppliers.
  • Provides guidance and training to lower-level buyers and other associates.
  • Interviews supplier representatives regarding specifications, costs, inspection, and similar problems relating to parts and equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • May require up to 20 - 30% business travel.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Finance from a four-year college or university.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in either Plastics, Composites, Rubber and/or Foam.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with MRP / ERP systems.
  • Strong spreadsheet and presentation skills.



  • Experience in a highly regulated industry, aerospace being more preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of labor market conditions.
  • 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.



 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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