18 days old

Commodity Manager, Corporate Purchasing

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 31984 

Overview

Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.

 

You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people. 

 

What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.

 

Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

​This job is a member of the Finance Team within the Finance Division. This position will be responsible for procuring products and services at the best value to meet the needs of the company.

 

Specifically, you'll do the following:

  • ​Leads supplier sourcing/selection activities and successfully manage the supplier relationship to ensure supply chains deliver quality goods and services in a timely manner and cost effectively
  • Creates, negotiates, implements and manages long term purchase agreements while effectively developing and promoting strategic partnerships with suppliers
  • Works closely with internal American Airlines customers and stakeholders to understand their business needs, objectives, product/service requirements and the broader operational processes
  • Measures and tracks supplier performance for the commodity; resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Communicates with appropriate management levels both internally and externally
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
  • Opportunities may be available in several different areas; Corporate Purchasing, Human Resources Vendor Management, Information Technology, Vendor Management and Technical Operations Procurement
Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • ​Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience/training
  • Knowledge of supply chain concepts, with work or internship experience applying those concepts
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to be self-directed and resourceful with the ability to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks with exhibited follow through and initiative
  • Business understanding, particularly in project management, early supplier involvement, total cost management and financial analysis
  • Understanding and use of technical tools for analysis, problem solving, forecasting and quality improvement
  • High ethical standards

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • ​One or more Supply Chain related internships

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 31984 

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Posted: 2019-08-06 Expires: 2019-09-05

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