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Buyer W4453 - Seating Operations Fairchild

Company name
Collins Aerospace

Winston Salem, NC, United States

Employment Type

Purchasing, Operations, Manufacturing

Posted on
Feb 27,2019

Valid Through
Jun 12,2019

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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.  


Bachelor's Degree from four-year accredited college or university and 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience.

Experience with ERP Systems

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 3 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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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.

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