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Textron Supply Chain Contracts Sr. Professional in Fort Worth, Texas

Supply Chain Contracts Sr. Professional


We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to be an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

Bell has an opening in our Fort Worth, TX headquarters for an experienced Supply Chain Contracts Professional to join the team.

In this role, you are responsible for establishing optimal long-term and high-dollar procurement contracts that enable a commodity team to achieve its strategic objectives.

Such contracts represent the outgrowth of a defined commodity strategy, and the Commodity Contracting Specialist works directly with the Commodity Manager and Commodity Analyst to design and manage a contracting approach that will place a large majority of commodity spend on LTC with a rationalized supply base that delivers superior cost and availability.

Primary activities of the Commodity Contracting Specialist include:

  • Evaluating current and existing suppliers for fit with strategic purchasing contracts, preparing and issuing requests for proposal (RFPs), and facilitating the bid evaluation and down-selection process.

  • The Commodity Contracting Specialist also prepares negotiation strategies and conducts contract negotiations, employing cost scenario models, contracting strategy techniques, and negotiation support tools to advance the commodity’s key supply chain objectives, and finalizes contract awards.

  • In all activities, the Commodity Contracting Specialist ensures compliance with all government contracting regulations and internal administrative requirements.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree insupply chain management, Business Administration, Industrial Technology/Management, Engineering, Finance, or Accounting.

  • Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • At least 6 years combined relevant professional experience in one of more of the following:

  • Strategic sourcing techniques.

  • Contract negotiations.

  • Cost analysis of commodity and/or raw materials.

  • Must have strong computer skills in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Very good analytical skills using MS Excel intermediate functions.

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills.

  • Must be able to travel up to 5% or more depending on the needs of the business. (Domestic and International)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience

  • Supplier relationship management

  • Total cost of ownership

  • Green Belt Six Sigma certification

  • Analytical experience and aptitude

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company: Bell Textron Inc.

Schedule: Full-time

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: First Shift

Req ID: 312777