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United Technologies Corporation Buyer in Lenexa, Kansas

Job ID: 01301629

City: Lenexa

State: Kansas

Country: United States

Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HKS31: US041-Lenexa, KS 10800 Pflumm Road , Lenexa, KS, 66215 USA

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?

Our Lenexa facility designs and manufactures Galley Inserts Beverage Maker Products for commercial, military and private business jet aircrafts. Our Beverage Maker team delivers weight efficient beverage maker solutions within a revolutionary line of premium galley inserts that provide easy-to-use features. As a segment of B/E’s integrated aviation galley-appliance solution division, our mission is to provide superior products, services and support that enable our customers to deliver the world’s best in-flight beverage service.

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 Oxygen & PSU Systems business located in Lenexa, Kansas .


Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer for the Oxygen & PSU Systems business in Lenexa, comprehensively manages Commodities such as merchandise, raw materials, components, sub-assemblies, equipment, and/or services to support Production Operations.


  • Purchases materials, parts, supplies, and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures, driving the optimization of price, delivery, and terms; typically purchases $3-5 million per year; does not become heavily involved in the development of specifications or Suppliers, but the work is more complex than buying off-the-shelf items. Items are typically build-to-print items, often involving old, complex, or obsolete designs, sole or single source technology, or items such as machined parts that include many sequential fabrication steps throughout the process.

  • Owns the Performance of assigned suppliers, particularly Delivery, Cost and Capacity/Recovery (to MRP health) Schedule performance, including the diagnosis and escalation of issues impacting production in these areas; Supplier Quality resources are in place to heavily assist with these types of Supplier deficiencies, but Buyer support is needed often.

  • Reviews, approves and issues purchase requisitions; follows up and expedites as necessary.

  • Works cross-functionally, especially with Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Quality Engineering, Materials, Receiving, Inspection, Operations, Finance, Customer Service, & Production Planning to coordinate purchase timing, quantities, pricing, and goods delivery/storage, in support of business goals around output, efficiency, and cost of inventory.

  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or university; or equivalent combination of experience & education

  • Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with MRP / ERP systems

  • Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) structure

  • Ability to read technical drawings and identify material call-outs

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel


  • Experience in Aerospace or Defense procurement

  • Understanding of and participation in the AS9100 Quality Requirements

  • Experience working with JD Edwards or E1 Systems

  • Prior track record of success in achieving significant improvements to the Supply Chain Organization thru drafting and implementing Cost Savings, LT Reductions, Contracting, Quality improvement, Delivery improvement, or Supply Security Planning projects with Supplier Partners

  • Prior track record of adhering consistently to Standard Work, and developing personal cadences in support of that standard work, all within the bounds of Procurement Policies, Procedures, and Best Operating Practices

  • Experience with Continuous Improvement of Procurement Team processes and methods

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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