1+ months

Commodity Manager, Technical Operations Supply Chain

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 31413 


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 Supply Chain Team within the Integrated Operations Division. This position will be ​responsible for working closely with internal American Airlines customers to understand their business needs, and represents the company in negotiations and business transactions with suppliers. This job involves developing and promoting strategic partnerships with suppliers who support American’s material and service requirements for maintenance


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • ​Represents the company in business transactions with internal and external organizations
  • Identifies strategies to minimize supplier cost for parts and services
  • Assists with managing supply and services agreements
  • Monitors and tracks supplier performance
  • Helps manage and meet departmental goals
  • Tracks supplier performance for the commodity
About The Job (Continued)
  • Identifies and implements opportunities and strategies to minimize supplier cost for parts and services
  • Identifies, negotiates, establishes and manages supply and service agreements
  • Monitors, tracks and influences supplier performance
  • Develops and promotes strategic partnerships with suppliers
  • Works closely with internal American Airlines customers and stakeholders to understand 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
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change

Required Qualifications

  • ​Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience/training
  • ​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-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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.


Preferred qualifications:

  • ​ Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Supply Chain Management
  •  1 year experience in Supply Chain related fields

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 31413 


Posted: 2019-07-15 Expires: 2019-08-23

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American Airlines
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