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Raytheon Technologies Commodity Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina

Seeking a dynamic individual and an effective leader, who will report directly to the Senior Manager, Commodity Management for Distributed Products, and to work within a highly matrixed group in leading the overall Distributed Products Commodity team within the COLLINS Supply Chain Management organization.

This job will manage all core commodity management activities for distributed products for the assigned business units (Avionics and Mission Systems) within Collins. The Commodity manager should demonstrate an advanced understanding of the COLLINS aerospace business and play a key role in interfacing with the COLLINS internal and external customers to lead, coordinate, and implement strategic activities. This leader represents and works directly with upper management. The highly motivated team player filling this position will have the opportunity to network with program management, module centers, spares management, executive management and the external supply base at large.

This individual can sit at any Collins Aerospace domestic location or remote.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the management of the distributed products commodity for assigned business units.

  • Act as point of escalation in the event of any Supplier or Internal issues.

  • Lead key supplier contract and pricing negotiations. Bring contracts and sourcing projects through the gated Passport standard work.

  • Identify saving opportunities (negotiations, transitions, value engineering projects, etc.) and deliver savings to the business

  • Ensure accurate reporting of all savings/price increases for their area of responsibility

  • Work with key stakeholders including Supply Chain Directors, Design Engineers, Program Directors and Product Introduction Management to coordinate sourcing decisions on new programs.

  • Monitor current supplier market conditions, technology roadmaps, and identify supply/demand challenges. Support the development and implementation of strategic commodity plans

  • Identify opportunities for developing partnerships with Strategic suppliers and lead projects to improve efficiencies within supply base through the combined efforts of COLLINS and Strategic suppliers

  • Drive cost reduction projects through the analysis of spend data, market conditions, program development, should cost estimation, volume aggregation etc.

  • Identify savings opportunities and lead projects with support from cross-functional team

  • Lead discussions and negotiations with suppliers as it relates to cost savings opportunities, performance improvements and Long Term Agreements (LTA’s).

  • Create annual Strategic Sourcing Review Board (SSRB) strategy for your commodity and socialize with peers and senior management.

  • Work closely with Contract Managers in order to analyze and identify gaps in existing contracts and work to strengthen terms.

  • Ensuring coordination and alignment with the overall objectives and activities of COLLINS strategies for the same commodities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Must be willing and able to travel 10% of the time

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

  • 5+ years experience in Operations/Supply Chain/Contracts Management/Business Development or other Business related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Business, Engineering, Operations or related field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Aerospace product knowledge (processes, manufacturing techniques, quality requirements)

  • Prior team leadership experience or working in a highly matrixed organization

  • Supply Chain systems experience with SAP, and analytical experience is highly preferred

  • Experience with MS Excel, PowerPoint and databases is also preferred.

  • Experience with negotiations and data analytics

  • Project management preferred

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. 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.

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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


(DO NOT USE FOR UNION ROLES) 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

    At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

    Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Raytheon Technologies 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.