United Technologies Corporation Buyer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Job ID: 470616

City: Winston-Salem

State: North Carolina

Country: United States

Category: Supply Chain

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Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Buyer in our Seating Operations - Fairchild business located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


The Buyer will be responsible for the tactical activities that drive our purchasing selection and performance management process.


  • Purchase materials, parts, supplies, and equipment, following established purchasing practices and procedures to optimize price, delivery, and terms.

  • Solicits bids and quotations; reviews and negotiates purchase contracts for major commitments.

  • Analyzes and evaluates bids to determine optimum value; selects supplies; issues purchase orders; follows up; expedites as necessary; and evaluates vendors.

  • Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate and negotiate contracts.

  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

  • Negotiates service contracts and approves extra work claims.

  • Interfaces regularly with internal stakeholders (supply chain, operations, account managers, customer service) and external stakeholders (customers, suppliers, regulatory authorities) across multiple locations.

  • Identifies process creation and/or improvement opportunities and strives for continuous improvement in the role and function.

  • Provides guidance and training to other Buyers.

  • Interviews supplier representatives regarding specifications, costs, inspection, and similar problems relating to parts and equipment.


  • Bachelor's Degree from four-year accredited college or university and 8 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

  • Ability to work proficiently in Microsoft Office Suite applications.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in a highly regulated industry, especially aerospace.

  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of labor market conditions.

  • Well organized with solid judgment; able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities

  • Desire to identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead projects to make improvements to processes, procedures, etc.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) Structure Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, SAP and JD Edwards MRP system

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.


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