Rockwell Collins Commodity Manager in Winston Salem, North Carolina

B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products. B/E Aerospace designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a 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 Composite raw material strategy including working across businesses to consolidate/ leverage materials and understand the full value chain from producer to processers to assembly.

  • Drive the overall Composites 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 components 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.

  • Creates, negotiates, implements, and manages long-term purchase agreements with critical suppliers covering all applicable B/E Aerospace sites.

  • 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 5 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.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

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.