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Senior Commodity Manager


Winston Salem, NC, US

Requisition ID:  468064

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?


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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