Rockwell Collins Strategic Buyer in Lenexa, Kansas
B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and solutions. For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at www.beaerospace.com.
Our Lenexa facility specializes in the production of Oxygen Life Support Systems and Galley Inserts Beverage Maker Products. Our Oxygen and Beverage Maker small parts assembly manufacturing, focuses on safety and quality products production into the field for aircraft crew and passengers.
As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Strategic Buyer in our Beverage Maker Products Systems business located in Lenexa, Kansas.
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Strategic Buyer will represent the Supply Chain as part of the product development team supporting Design to Cost efforts while ensuring material availability for a successful product launch. The buyer will be responsible for a specific commodity and for Long Term and Purchase Agreements.
Purchases materials, parts, supplies, and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures and optimizes price, delivery, and terms with minimum supervision
Partner with Engineering, Marketing and Program Management during the product definition phase to assess cost feasibility and cost targets
Partner with cross functional team members to mitigate cost creep throughout the development process
Collaborate with suppliers during development process to identify design and manufacturing cost drivers to support Design to Cost efforts
Seek out and identify opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction
Coordinate with planning to transition production requirements once product has successfully launched
Support Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) reviews for new products with Supply Chain
Work in cross-functional team environment to achieve the best cost for the parts without compromising performance, quality or reliability
Influence design decisions by participating in design concept reviews to assure cost is being considered as one of the key elements in concept evaluation
Performs risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost risks with Supply Chain
Lead the RFI, RFQ and supplier selection process
Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers
Negotiate Long Term Agreements and Purchase Agreements within the commodity
Provides guidance and training to lower-level Buyers
Performs other related duties as required
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or University; and eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to understand engineering specifications, drawings and requirements
Knowledge of manufacturing process
Experience and ability to be a change agent
Strong problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans
Experience working with Aerospace products and quality requirements
Ability to travel locally and internationally
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.