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Sr Buying Specialist

Company name
United Technologies Corporation

Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Employment Type

Purchasing, Operations

Posted on
Jan 04,2019

Valid Through
Apr 19,2019

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Job ID: 14598

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Administrative Support

Job Type:


Requisition ID: 14598

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 Collins Aerospace 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 Sr 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 Collins Aerospace 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 Collins Aerospace.

Job Summary

Responsible for purchasing a wide variety of supplies or services while ensuring cost effective and on time material availability. Evaluates bids, selects and recommends suppliers and negotiates prices, delivery, quality and service for goods and services required for business purposes.

Job Responsibilities

Works independently and applies advanced procurement concepts and principles to work assignments.

Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. May refer to established guidelines and practices.

Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.

May act as a Lead and train new incumbents to Buyer role.

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Networks with internal and external personnel to acheive optimal solutions.

Manages a complex variety of materials, supplies and services. Evaluates bids, selects and recommends suppliers and negotiates prices, delivery, quality and service. Follows up on all awards until completion of order.

May assist or lead in negotiations for major purchases by developing or compiling statistical information and gathering other data as required.

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

Conducts supplier site visits and rates them as to their production capability, performance and delivery.

Confers with suppliers and analyzes supplier's operations to determine factors that affect competitive total cost of ownership consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.

Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Compiles information from periodicals, internet sources, catalogs, and other sources to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.

Utilizes MRP system and processes to manage the outcome for assigned commodity types.

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

Responsible for maintaining required training and certifications as applicable.

Responsible to manage and prioritize workload to achieve business goals.

Normally receives little instruction on day to day work, general instructions on new assignments. Participates in determining objectives of assignment. Plans schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Work is reviewed upon completion.

May lead the preparation and execution of procurements in support of US Government contracts IAW federal regulation and corporate policy and in partnership with internal procurement compliance focals.

May be involved in procurements requiring Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)/Cost Accounting System (CAS).

Demonstrates proficiency, accuracy and consistency if preparing documentation at or above the micro-purchasing level.

Maintains 100% performance in US Government documentation as measured by internal audit and external agency audit.

May participate in appropriate professional organizations to stay abreast of regulatory changes and best in class techniques and approaches to implement. Successfully complete required internal coursework and external training and/or certification.

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

Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in purchasing and negotiation.

At Collins Aerospace, 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 Collins Aerospace 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!

Collins Aerospace 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.


Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.

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Company Profile
United Technologies (UTC) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Our commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation and controls. Our aerospace businesses are Sikorsky aircraft and the new UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products. The company also operates a central research organization that pursues technologies for improving the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes.

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