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.