Associate Director – Procurement (hybrid)


Phoenix, AZ

Date Posted:



United States of America


A50: Phoenix - Aerospace 1007 E. University Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85034 USA

Position Role Type:


The Global Operations Supply Chain Organization has a leadership opening for the Supply Chain and Procurement leader supporting our location in Phoenix, AZ. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of supply chain management, with an emphasis on driving continued improvement in supply chain integration and performance. This is a leadership role, with a total staff of 20 Supply Chain professionals and managers.

This role is based in Phoenix, AZ, USA. This individual will work a hybrid model onsite in Phoenix.

​Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maximizing operational performance by instilling a forward-looking approach in procurement, pro-actively identifying supply chain delivery gaps with the use of MRP systems (SAP / Supplier Portal), and leveraging the appropriate teams to drive throughput of on-time product deliveries into the factories to support flawless execution to our customers.

  • Integrating supply chain activities across regional supplier development, strategic commodity, transition management, planning, and procurement teams to ensure that systemic supplier deficiencies are well communicated and addressed prior to any business impact.

  • Leading account management activities to ensure strong working relationships with all suppliers / partners. This includes ensuring performance of the supporting team’s seamless processing of purchase orders, YOY cost savings, and burndown of overdue MRP elements (aged receipts, payments, etc.).

  • Confidently presenting supply chain topics internally and externally with customers, while interacting with senior leadership at the SBU and Collins level. The candidate must be able to work independently with minimal direction while leveraging his/her team of managers and individual contributors.

  • Instill a culture of continuous improvement aimed at flawless execution of supply chain strategic and tactical support to our production sites.

  • Interface with Central Business Process Management Team to ensure the Global Operations business unit is tied into the central development and implementation of best practices across the enterprise

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires University Degree and minimum 12 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience

  • Must be willing and able to travel 15% of the time, including internationally

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

  • 5+ years of prior supply chain experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A general understanding of Aerospace drawings, specifications, and manufacturing processes

  • Prior Leadership experience being a leader of leaders.

  • Knowledge of export/ITC regulations and policies is preferred

  • MBA degree

  • PMP certification

  • 7+ years’ experience in a procurement or supply chain role in the Aerospace Industry

  • Experience with SAP and ARIBA

Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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 program

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection

  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits

  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Autism Benefit

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions

  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  • And more!

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.

RTX 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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