1+ months

Procurement and Supply Chain Intern

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 32402 

Job Overview

Join us for a career with endless possibilities.


American 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.


Over the past 5 years, American Airlines has taken delivery of over 500 new aircraft and has invested billions of dollars in new aircraft, technology, infrastructure and most importantly, in our employees. We’ve built the largest airline in the world and are generating record-breaking profits, but we are just getting started. We are transforming our culture by focusing on validating the trust placed in us by our frontline team members and have broken ground on a brand new integrated campus where all 120,000 employees will interact and collaborate.


Job Description

The undergraduate intern will be assigned to one of the teams within the Corporate Purchasing group at our Fort Worth, TX headquarters. The intern will work alongside full time Commodity Managers and duties may include the following:

  • Represent the company in business dealings with internal and external organizations in the various roles of supply chain management
  • Effectively develop and promote American’s strategic partnerships with suppliers
  • Develop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and facilitate the bid process
  • Meet and negotiate with suppliers
  • Manage contracting process
  • Obtain firsthand knowledge of the airline by traveling to various locations and interacting with internal and external stakeholders to understand supply chain’s role in day to day business activities
  • Procure commodities to meet the expectations of internal stakeholders consistent with the strategic plan
  • Assist in development and implementation of commodity and supplier strategies
  • Research and develop supply chain maps for products, services and processes
  • Review departmental systems, processes and training materials and recommend improvements


Job Description (continued)

Technical Operations Supply Chain:


American Airlines’ Tech Ops Supply Chain department manages a complex supply chain for aircraft parts and related services; a supply chain that includes manufacturers; repair and overhaul service providers; transportation and logistics providers; warehouses; stores; and distribution centers. Furthermore, the department engages in detailed analytics and financial evaluations to measure the effectiveness and operational impact of the supply chain.


The Interns will help manage this complex supply chain by playing a variety of roles in various Supply Chain teams which can include:

  • Interiors & Power Plant Procurement
  • Supplier Management
  • Material Planning
  • Supply Chain Performance


Procurement & Supply Chain (Corporate Purchasing):


The Procurement & Supply Chain team adds value by finding suppliers who provide exceptional quality and service at a competitive cost. Our Commodity Managers are responsible for items which run the gamut from uniforms, furniture and in flight food and beverages to outsourced airport services, catering services and lounge services. The team works closely with internal stakeholders to meet their needs, collaborating throughout the sourcing, negotiating and contracting process. In this ever changing, “hands on”, strategic position you’ll make a real impact to both the company’s operation and bottom line.


Our interns will learn about the wide variety of roles on the team, and gain experience and understanding of the different processes before joining one of the following groups:

  • Airport Services – Domestic
  • Airport Services – International
  • Dining & Cabin
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Operations
Job Qualifications

American Airlines Procurement & Supply Chain College Recruitment focuses on providing participants with career growth opportunities, including on-the-job training and the ability to move around the department. An ideal candidate will have:


  • BS/BA incoming senior year college candidate with some completed coursework in Supply Chain
  • Understanding and use of technical tools for analysis (Excel), problem solving, forecasting and quality improvement
  • Skilled in organizational and interpersonal dealings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self- starter with high sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to do moderate travel

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 32402 


Posted: 2019-08-23 Expires: 2019-12-18

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