1+ months

Manager, Material Planning

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX

Location: DFW Hangar (DFW-HGR3) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 18513 


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 Material Planning Team under the Integrated Operations Division.​This position will be responsible for providing direct supervision to Planners regarding company policy/procedures. Coordinates with Maintenance, Maintenance Control, Technical Purchasing, Vendor Administration, Material Planning, Warehousing and other Technical Operation Departments to manage material shortages related to out of service, work stoppage and critical aircraft. Ensures planners are effectively managing material requirements, locating, securing and shipping with consideration for location, material suppliers, cost, and transportation alternatives to support the out of service or work stoppage aircraft.


Specifically you’ll do the following:

  • Provides leadership, direction, and development to Planners to ensure they are accountable for their duties, responsibilities, and actions to identify, communicate, and solve problems within the area
  • Assists with defining the strategy, goals, objectives and requirements for the department
  • Ensures Planners are determining the most effective actions to route aircraft materials in the event of material failure under strict time limitations
  • Planners are determining the most effective actions to route aircraft materials in the event of material failure under strict time limitations
  • Manages the tracking log to ensure accuracy of data
  • Promotes serviceability, airworthiness and effective distribution of spares


Required Qualification

  • ​Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or equivalent Material supervisory work experience
  • 3 years aircraft inventory control experience
  • Aviation industry material experience
  • General warehousing and transportation experience


Preferred Qualification

  • ​Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, Lotus Notes, SCEPTRE, SABRE DECS, SAP, SABRE RES and Workbrain
  • Ability to navigate and work with AA Web based systems (MAPS, ASOM, WebAOG, VIANET)
  • Ability to work with employees that are covered by a union collective bargaining agreement
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work in stressful situations during peak operations
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a stressful and time sensitive environment

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 18513 


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