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Raytheon Technologies Indirect Commodity & Sourcing Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This position is for an Experienced Indirect Commodity / Account Management & Strategic Sourcing professional. Establishes sourcing goals and acceptable service levels. Responsible for negotiating and administering contracts and analyzing price proposals to enhance price, quality, timing and reliability of supply.

Position will be hybrid working remote and on-site as needed at one of Mission Systems locations, ideally Cedar Rapids, IA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sets negotiation terms for the procurement of goods, services, and supplies.

  • Executes Supply Chain strategies.

  • Establish sourcing goals and acceptable service levels.

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

  • Analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.

  • Evaluates vendors' capability, quality, reliability, and price competitiveness.

  • Identifies and conducts research on suppliers to ensure that the organization’s standards of price, quality, timing, and reliability of supply are met.

  • Develops a strategic plan for a commodity or a strategic supplier.

  • Responsible for overall relationship with one or multiple strategic accounts across a given commodity.

  • Leads sourcing process from RFQ to contract signature.

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

  • Lead discussions and negotiations with suppliers as it relates to cost savings opportunities, performance improvements and Long-Term Agreements (LTA’s).

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

  • Identify saving opportunities (negotiations, transitions, service value projects, etc.) and deliver savings to the business.

  • Ensure accurate reporting of all savings/price increases for their area of responsibility

  • Identify opportunities for developing partnerships with Strategic suppliers and lead projects to improve efficiencies within supply base through the combined efforts of Collins and Strategic suppliers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Operations/Supply Chain/Contracts Management or another Business-related field.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years’ experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required

  • Prior Sourcing experience including execution and administering of RFP’s, contract negations and Supplier Relationship Management activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supply Chain systems experience with SAP, and analytical experience is highly preferred

  • Proficiency and experience with MS Excel, PowerPoint and databases is also preferred.

  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills

  • Project management preferred

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

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

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.