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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: 34466 


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 Purchasing 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.

What you'll do
  • 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
  • Develop, issue, and analyze catering RFPs and assist with start-ups for spoke cities and international start-ups as needed
  • Develop and promote catering and catering security supplier strategies, leading negotiations and contracting engagements
  • Procure catering and catering security services to meet with expectations of customers
  • Collaborate with suppliers and internal stakeholders to resolve system scheduling & pricing issues
  • Analyze influences on CPI, including both product and labor inflation
  • Work closely with internal American Airline 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 in a timely fashion
  • Effectively communicate with appropriate management levels both internally and externally
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent experience/training


Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​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


    All you'll need for success- continued

    Skills, Licenses & Certifications

    • Skilled in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • ​A potential team leader with strong communication skills
    • Understanding of supply chain concepts, with work experience applying those concepts
    • Negotiating and influencing 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
    • AirVision knowledge or experience a plus
    • Proficient in Excel
    • High ethical standard
    • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma principles
    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: 34466 


    Posted: 2019-11-16 Expires: 2019-12-16

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