1+ months

Manager, Corporate Purchasing

American Airlines
Dallas, TX 75201

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 63981 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • This job is a member of the Corporate Controller Group within the Finance Division.
  • Responsible for leading a team of Airport/Cargo Service and Corporate indirect product and services Commodity Manager Professionals to achieve company and stakeholder results.
  • Team members save money, deliver value & decrease risk and as such Procurement is among the fastest growing professions in the world.

What you'll do

  • Embodies American Airlines leadership attributes and models the behaviors of Caring, Collaboration, Development, Results and Future
  • Collaborates and grows Oneworld and AA joint business partner relationships to maximize the value to American Airlines and our customers
  • Forecasts inflation/deflation and leads team members to mitigate inflation where applicable, manages overall rate/cost creep and obtain best value for American Airlines Group
  • Ensures adherence to department policies, company legal requirements, corporate ethics and business standards and Resource Approval Policy (RAP) compliance
  • Leads and influences others in order to facilitate the most effective solutions for achieving the balance between optimum service/product and value to produce required results
  • Motivates and leads staff to ensure that employees’ skills are utilized to the highest degree possible; lead coordination with Procurement Training to ensure on-going enhancement of staff and their respective skill sets
  • Provides vision and strategic direction to best serve internal customers by connecting their needs with leading external solutions
  • Coordinates complex financial and business analysis to support recommendations and decisions. Communicates and presents to all levels of management including officer level interaction
  • Manages relationship between supplier executive teams and company stakeholders to solidify strong business relationships
  • Plays an integral role in effective supplier management to include but not limited to conducting regular supplier/stakeholder meetings with business reviews to ensure effective communication and coordination
  • Identifies the root cause of problems, develop solutions and ultimately drive results

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience/training
  • 5 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain, Finance, Economics or Business Administration / Management

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Masters of Business Administration

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • ​Ability to be an action-oriented leader with the natural ability and desire to effectively engage employees, stakeholders and suppliers to produce the required results
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and effectively lead those in the span of care
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Domestic and International network
  • Ability to apply Lean, Continuous Improvement and/or Six Sigma process
  • Skills in negotiation and contract management
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Knowledge and application of airline / airport procurement
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be innovative and strategically think
  • Strong process analysis/development skills
  • Knowledge of SAP/Coupa or other procurement related systems

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more.

Feel free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve; inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 63981 


Posted: 2022-11-16 Expires: 2023-02-06
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