21 days old

Commodity Manager/Senior Commodity Manager, Corporate Purchasing

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 31907 


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. â€‹This position will be 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:

  • ​Represent the company in business transactions with both internal and external organizations
  • Create, negotiate, implement and manage long-term purchase agreements while effectively developing and promoting strategic partnerships with suppliers
  • Work closely with internal American Airlines customers and stakeholders to understand their business needs, objectives, product/service requirements and the broader operational processes
  • Measure and track supplier performance for the commodity; resolve and/or escalate issues on a timely fashion
  • Effectively communicate with appropriate management levels both internally and externally
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of a Supplier Relationship Management program for the Corporate Purchasing Team
  • Help to expand the Supplier Risk Analyses process
  • Assist with the training program for the Procurement & Supply Chain team, as necessary

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience/training
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • A potential team leader with strong communication skills
  • Understanding of supply chain concepts, with work or internship experience applying those concepts
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Self-starter with high sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Business understanding, particularly in project management, early supplier involvement, total cost management and financial analysis
  • Ability to understand and negotiate complex pricing and financial and commercial implications of contracts
  • Understanding and use of technical tools for analysis, problem solving, forecasting, quality improvement and deriving strategic business plans for products and services
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written with all levels within the organization


Preferred Qualifications

  • ​Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Knowledge of Source to Pay systems
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of Information Technology (IT)
  • Process Mapping abilities
  • Supplier Risk Analysis
  • Vendor Relationship Management

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 31907 


Posted: 2019-08-01 Expires: 2019-08-31

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