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United Technologies Corporation Commodity Specialist (Strategic Buyer) in Kilkeel (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft structures, avionics and cabin interior products.

Collins Aerospace designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and

business jets. For more information, visit the Collins Aerospace website at www.Collinsaerospace.com

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Commodity Specialist (interiors) in our Supply Chain function located in Kilkeel, Newry.


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Supply Chain (Non-Production), the Commodity Specialist will develop, oversee and implement global, regional and local commodity strategies for various non-production commodities.


  • Establish historical spend baseline by working collaboratively with other departments or business units including finance in order to extract data from various sources, and/or gathering individual data points to create a master data set.

  • Determine market conditions, initiative objectives, and gather requirements.

  • Strategize optimal sourcing process based on savings levers and required timeline.

  • Screen, identify and select qualified potential suppliers based upon capability, service levels, quality control, and cost competitiveness.

  • Conduct and manage entire bid process for simple projects.

  • Negotiate pricing and other commercial terms with qualified suppliers.

  • Assess, manage and mitigate any corporate risk associated with simple sourcing initiatives.

  • Make business case recommendations for award decision(s) based on quantitative and qualitative evaluation factors.

  • Creates, negotiates, implements, and manages long-term simple purchase agreements with critical suppliers covering all applicable Collins Aerospace sites.

  • Implement sourcing solutions, performs contract management and supplier reviews, and updates appropriate stakeholders.

  • Coordinates with and develops relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure project success.

  • Maintains and disseminates knowledge and awareness of industry issues, trends and developments for assigned commodity area.

  • Provide back-up support to commodity managers as needed

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience

  • Sourcing experience with various non-production (indirect) commodities

  • Experience with data mining and compilation


  • CIPS

  • Degree or equivalent qualification

  • Experience with supply chain tools such as Ariba, Ivalua, and PowerSteering.

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

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

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, credibility, influence, and interactions with suppliers, customers, and key stakeholders.

  • Driven with a will to develop new skills and progress within the company

  • Full Driving License

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

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.

If required, a relocation payment may be considered with the successful applicant.

Your personal data is collected and processed by B/E Aerospace, Kilkeel (the “Company”) for recruitment purposes only. The Company will transfer your personal data to its ultimate parent company B/E Aerospace, Inc. in the United States of America for HR management purposes, in accordance with standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission. You have the right to access your personal data, to rectify it if necessary and to object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal data, by sending an email to: Kilkeel_jobs@beaerospace.com. You are providing your personal data to the Company voluntarily.