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Raytheon Technologies Commodity Management Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This position is for an Experienced Commodity Management & Strategic Sourcing professional. Establishes sourcing goals and acceptable service levels of key suppliers within the machining supply base . Develops a strategic plan for the commodity and/or a strategic set of suppliers. Responsible for overall relationship with multiple strategic accounts across the machining commodity. Leads sourcing process from RFQ to contract signature as well as supplier transition from gate 1 through gate 2. Manages the negotiating and administering of contracts and analyzing price proposals to enhance price, quality, timing, and reliability of supply.

This individual can sit at any Collins domestic locations or remote.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads supplier transition process from gate 1 through gate 2.

  • Executes Supply Chain strategies across the MIS business unit.

  • Develops a strategic plan for machining commodity to support the team’s annual cost savings goals.

  • Responsible for overall relationship with one or multiple strategic accounts across the machining commodity.

  • Leads sourcing process from RFQ to contract signature.

  • Manages projects or processes of various complexity.

  • Works autonomously with limited oversight from manager.

  • Influences others regarding policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Establishes sourcing goals and acceptable service levels.

  • Negotiates and administers contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives within Compliance policies.

  • Analyzes data and information to determine reasonable prices.

  • Evaluates supplier’s capability, quality, reliability, timing, and price competitiveness.

  • Sets negotiation terms for the procurement of goods (i.e., direct materials), services, and supplies.

  • Ensures supplier or commodity is performing to the designed RTX requirements from delivery, quality, and cost perspective.

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with cross-functional departments of Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Contracts, and Program Management.

  • Act as point of escalation in the event of any Supplier or Internal issues.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Must be willing and able to travel 10 – 15% of the time

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Ability to communicate both with internal and external stakeholders, suppliers and customers.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with contract negotiations

  • Experience with supplier and/or material transitions

  • Experience with SAP and ARIBA

  • A general understanding of Aerospace drawings, specifications, and manufacturing processes

  • Knowledge of export/ITC regulations and policies is preferred as well over a basic knowledge of RTX work transfer standard work (COL-0008)

  • An MBA degree

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

The next chapter of our future as an aerospace company is here, and we are excited about what this means for our employees and customers! Get onboard the Collins Aerospace Operations team and play a part in managing our innovative products from inception to delivery. The Operations team continues to grow and aims to strengthen the connection of Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain and Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) across Collins Aerospace. In this dynamic environment, you will have the opportunity to network across our businesses and functions, all while improving the productivity, quality and efficiency of our operations worldwide.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program

  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

    At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

    Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.