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Rockwell Collins, Inc.

Buying Specialist

Rockwell Collins, Inc. - Cedar Rapids, IA

Requisition ID: 10451

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 Buying Specialist to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. 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

Come join a fast paced team supporting the purchasing of Enterprise Mechanical Procurement! We are looking for an entry level buying specialist who can help support our Mechanical procurement team. The ideal candidate may have experience in vendor relationships, negotiating, or manufacturing scheduling background. Experience with a ERP/MRP system is preferred.

Job Responsibilities

Receives appropriate training and then applies fundamental knowledge to work assignments with limited supervision.

Solves problems of limited scope and complexity. May refer to established guidelines and practices.

May exert some influence on the team objectives and short-range goals of the business unit.

Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

Utilizes knowledge of policies, procedures and government regulations.

Evaluates bids, selects and recommends suppliers and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service.

Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.

Monitors supplier rates in regards to production capability, performance and delivery.

Applies functional or technical principles, theories, and concepts. Has limited knowledge of industry practices and standards.

Builds stable working relationships with both internal and external customers and suppliers.

Understands and applies fundamental procurement principles within respective commodity.

Understands performance metrics such as lead time, on-time delivery and quality.

Has fundamental understanding of MRP processes to support procurement activities.

Interfaces with the accounting department as required to resolve questions on supplier invoices.

Responsible for maintaining required training and certifications as applicable.

Responsible to manage and prioritize workload to achieve business goals.

Individual job duties may vary.

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.

The ideal candidate may have experience in vendor relationships, negotiating, or manufacturing scheduling background. Experience with a ERP/MRP system is preferred.

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.

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Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Company Profile:
Since its founding as Collins Radio in 1933, Rockwell Collins and its products have been recognized for distinctive quality and state-of-the-art technology. Collins Radio Company, founded by Arthur Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, initially designed and produced short wave radio equipment. The company steadily grew, and captured the world's attention when Collins supplied the equipment to establish a communications link with the South Pole expedition of Rear Admiral Richard Byrd in 1933.