Rockwell Collins Sourcing Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 10883

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Sourcing Specialist to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

The Sourcing Manager/Specialist position is responsible to executes strategic sourcing processes that is consistent with the category strategy. The position is a sourcing process expert and will also assist on setting the category strategy on global sourcing of Direct or Indirect materials and/or services. This position is responsible for efficiently and accurately executing sourcing events, agreements and amendments, developing RFI/RFPs, and proactively identifying and addressing potential opportunities. The position is also required to achieve on-going reductions in total cost of ownership through fact based analysis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Application of sourcing concepts and principles. Full understanding of multiple categories with a concentration in IT desktop hardware and software

  • Leads the completion of sourcing events by developing data into information and producing deliverable sourcing documents (e.g., supplier short list, RFI/RFP, award scenarios, supplier capability assessment, etc.). Responsible for the detailed bid process to identify, assess, and select suppliers in a fair and efficient manner.

  • Negotiates and drafts contract terms and conditions and understand its impact internally and externally. Executes contract documentation control processes. Is able to link category strategy with contract terms and conditions.

  • Independently develops basic solutions to roadblocks and implements solutions which are moderate in scope and complexity.

  • Solid understanding and accurate application of policies, procedures and government regulations.

  • Supports the execution of the goals, cost savings targets, and supplier performance for the enterprise.

  • Facilitates productive working relationships within Enterprise Sourcing. Frequent internal cross-functional interaction and external communications with suppliers.

  • Understanding of stakeholder concerns, objectives and goals.

  • Normally receives general instructions on new projects or assignments.

  • Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy.

  • Demonstrates good judgment in supporting sourcing strategies and techniques required to obtain optimal solutions. Addresses sourcing issues where analysis of situations & data requires an evaluation of variable internal and external factors.

  • Supports development of the Sourcing Master Schedule and Annual Operating Plan.

  • Has understanding of category insight and able to articulate major trends and themes.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline, or, in the absence of a degree, six years of related experience.

US Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required. Candidate must have supplier management and negotiation experience

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.