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Senior Manager Indirect Commodity Sourcing


Winston Salem, NC, US

Requisition ID:  470503

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?



Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, the Sr. Manager of Indirect Commodity Sourcing directs the day-to-day activity, negotiations, and strategic direction of the US indirect commodity team.  Responsible for the sourcing of the indirect supply chain to achieve results.



  • Lead the development of a three-year strategy and planning process (long-range roadmaps, capacity analysis, etc.) for indirect commodities across the US sites
  • Negotiate indirect contracts and mentor staff in contract establishment capability
  • Report commodity and key supplier performance issues on a monthly basis
  • Report in indirect spend and savings on a monthly basis
  • Identify opportunities for indirect supply chain optimization and implement as appropriate
  • Develop commodity strategy for indirect goods and services in coordination with Director, Supply Chain
  • Identifies current business requirements and service strategy
  • Ensures continuity of supply for indirect products and services and recommends mitigation strategies
  • Participates on key projects to achieve strategic initiatives relating to sourcing and procurement
  • Identify new suppliers and/or products/services
  • Approval of purchase orders as needed
  • Establish and review Supplier agreements/contracts for new business to ensure competitive quoting was used (where necessary); specific requirements of a contract are present; appropriate review and signing authority is present; adequate insurance provisions are contained in the contract.
  • Liaise with other functional / departmental managers so as to understand all necessary requirements
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of trends, shifts in commodity markets and establish risk mitigation programs.
  • Manage business process improvement initiatives
  • Development of and conformance to key metrics that are in line with business objectives.
  • Develop strong supplier relationships, which ensures that the company's suppliers are capable of meeting its needs.
  • Reporting to upper management as needed.
  • Educate, mentor and provide guidance to staff
  • Implements strategies for assigned commodities – Provides feedback and continuous improvement of the department
  • Interacts with suppliers, internal customers, upper management, and staff
  • Coordinate with Collins Aerospace and UTC indirect commodity managers for synergy projects as well as to leverage existing contracts and/or deals.
  • May require occasional travel (domestic and/or international)



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field; minimum 6 years of related experience in supply chain management; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in managing and leading a team
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Polished, professional presence with exemplary communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills.  Capable of selling new ideas to internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Able to be a self-starter with visionary skills
  • Expertise in new supplier identification and development
  • Proficient knowledge and experience in the MS Office Suite

 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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