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Raytheon Technologies Global Strategic Sourcing Director of Castings & Forgings in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE

, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Role Overview

Lead Collins Castings & Forgings team for the Global Strategic Sourcing organization. The role has responsibility for driving a cohesive Collins-wide

commodity strategy that serves both the needs of the individual stakeholders across the SBUs and various functions while still facilitating optimal positioning as an aggregate Collins. The role requires major cross functional alignment across supply chain, operations, quality, engineering, work transition and program management to ensure timely execution and success

This role is accountable for supplier selection, supplier rationalization, and supplier contract execution. This role is integral to break a seemingly monopolistic supplier base and to focus on development of second sources and to create additional options for Collins. This position is additionally responsible to lead cross functional/divisional efforts to deliver savings for Collins, spearheading contractual negotiations and product transitions. The role drives influence for multiple tiers of supply: critical for not only what is produced within Collins but also dictating sourcing for suppliers to Collins as they largely leverage the same casting and forgings suppliers as selected by Collins.

Preference is that this individual works out of Collins Aerospace's Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Windsor Locks, San Diego, Chula Vista or Rockford locations. However, other locations can be considered.

Primary Responsibilities: • Establishes organization wide sourcing strategies; responsible for the purchasing activities of the company to ensure continuous improvement. • Develops and implements long-term supply chain strategies and networks that address capacity issues, production location decisions, etc. • Establish strategy to improve commodity management and sourcing effectiveness. • Leads and guides supplier selection based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and details of suppliers' reputation and history. • Oversees all aspects of negotiations, renegotiations and administration of contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives. • Develops a strategic plan for a commodity or a strategic supplier. • Responsible for overall relationship with one or multiple strategic accounts across a given commodity. • Leads sourcing process from RFQ to contract signature. • Ensures supplier or commodity is performing to the designed UTC requirements from delivery, quality and cost perspective.


Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 12 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required.

Must be willing and able to travel 15% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with leading teams, particularly across multiple regions and countries

Experience with indirect leadership and management through influence

The next chapter of our future as an aerospace company is here, and we are excited about what this means for our employees and customers! Get onboard the Collins Aerospace Operations team and play a part in managing our innovative products from inception to delivery. The Operations team continues to grow and aims to strengthen the connection of Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain and Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) across Collins Aerospace. In this dynamic environment, you will have the opportunity to network across our businesses and functions, all while improving the productivity, quality and efficiency of our operations worldwide

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success . We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

Tuition reimbursement

Life insurance and disability coverage

Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

Autism Benefit

Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

Adoption Assistance

Best Doctors, second opinion program

And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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