Buyer Jobs in Indianapolis, IN at Rolls-Royce

Title: Buyer

Company: Rolls-Royce

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Job DescriptionBuyer – Strategic ProcurementRemote Working OpportunityAs a Buyer, you will develop and implement global external supplier and commodity strategies that will drive long-term improvements in quality, cost and delivery, with engagement and support of key stakeholders so as to enhance competitive and commercial performance of Rolls-Royce, its customers and suppliers. You will also operate within the supply chain management team/purchasing team across the full product/service life cycle, ensuring supplier commercial issues are resolved effectively and efficiently.

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer the power that matters to our customers, to society and to the planet.

We deliver the best jet engines in the world. Through intelligent innovation and active collaboration, we’re putting our customers at the forefront of the aviation industry – and we keep them there. Our product portfolio powers more than 35 types of commercial aircraft, and with over 13,000 engines in-service around the world; we’re keeping the world flying.

Rolls-Royce is a Military Friendly Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Key Accountabilities

Support and/or lead key contract negotiations, including completing costs analyses and negotiations on terms and conditions

Responsible for strategic sourcing of new products and identifying the optimal commercial route to achieve best cost and lowest risk

Managing work queue, including the sourcing of parts/services, raising and management of purchase documents

Supplier Relationships – Where designated, responsible for the development and maintenance of a strategic relationship with partners and suppliers.

Cost reduction / cost management to support the companies cost targets

Support and/or lead development and execution of commodity strategies, responsible for understanding key supply market intelligence for the relevant commodities

Basic Requirements

Associate degree with 2+ years of operational, procurement or logistical experience, OR

Bachelor’s degree, OR

Master’s degree, OR


4+ years of operational, procurement or logistical experience in lieu of a degree

Preferred Requirements

The ability to think strategically and drive the purchasing agenda with suppliers to deliver value and quality to the business

Relevant experience in a similar role taking the lead with suppliers to negotiate contracts for products or services

Adept with technical knowledge

Purchasing experience in a global environment

SAP experience

iValua experience

Project management experience

Contract drafting and commercial acumen

Previous procurement for government experience

Create the new standard.

Join us and you’ll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for excellence and innovation.

Pioneers of Power

We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realize their full potential.

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