Rockwell Collins Buyer in Winston Salem, North Carolina
B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.
B/E Aerospace’s Seating Products Group business unit primarily based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina delivers industry leading first class passenger environments for the world’s top airlines. Our market reputation is based on producing highly reliable, complex mechanisms and the ability to achieve a high level of design fidelity to the original industrial design.
As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Buyer in our Seating Products Group business located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The Buyer will be responsible for the tactical activities that drive our purchasing selection and performance management process.
Purchase materials, parts, supplies, and equipment, following established purchasing practices and procedures to optimize price, delivery, and terms.
Solicits bids and quotations; reviews and negotiates purchase contracts for major commitments.
Analyzes and evaluates bids to determine optimum value; selects supplies; issues purchase orders; follows up; expedites as necessary; and evaluates vendors.
Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate and negotiate contracts.
Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
Negotiates service contracts and approves extra work claims.
Interfaces regularly with internal stakeholders (supply chain, operations, account managers, customer service) and external stakeholders (customers, suppliers, regulatory authorities) across multiple locations.
Identifies process creation and/or improvement opportunities and strives for continuous improvement in the role and function.
Provides guidance and training to other Buyers.
Interviews supplier representatives regarding specifications, costs, inspection, and similar problems relating to parts and equipment.
Bachelor's Degree from four-year accredited college or university at eight to twelve years related experience or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience.
Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a manufacturing environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
Ability to work proficiently in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
Experience in a highly regulated industry, especially aerospace.
Strong business acumen and knowledge of labor market conditions.
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.
Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) Structure Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, SAP and JD Edwards MRP system
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.