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Commodity Manager/Senior Commodity Manager, Corporate Purchasing

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 19903 


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. Responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive strategic programs which meet the needs of the internal stakeholders while addressing pricing, acquisition, total cost, lead-time and supply.


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • Represents the company in business transactions with both internal and external organizations
  • 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; resolve and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Effectively communicates with appropriate management levels both internally and externally
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
  • Maintains and troubleshoots the Quick Buy online sourcing tool
  • Manages the implementation of a new Source to pay online platform, working with outside platform vendor and implementation provider as well as internal stakeholders including IT, Accounts Payable and the Corporate Purchasing Team
  • Works with the Signature Approval Routing System (SARS), ensures any changes are made in a timely manner
  • Assists with the creation and implementation of a Supplier Relationship Management program for the Corporate Purchasing Team
  • Helps to expand the Supplier Risk Analyses process
  • Assists with the Training program for the Procurement & Supply Chain team, as necessary
  • Assists with the Supplier Diversity program, as necessary


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent experience/training
  • Skiled in MicroSoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Knowledge and experience in Source to Pay systems
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of Information Technology (IT)
  • Process Mapping abilities
  • Supplier Risk Analysis
  • Vendor Relationship Management
  • A potential team leader with strong communication skills
  • Understanding of supply chain concepts, with work experience applying those concepts
  • Negotiating and influening skills
  • 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
  • SAP/Ariba knowledge
  • High ethical standard
  • Lean Six Sigma

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 19903 


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