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Senior Commodity Manager, Technical Operations Repair Orders

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Hangar (DFW-HGR3) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 28649 


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 developing and promoting strategic partnerships with suppliers who support American's material and service requirements for maintenance. This job also works closely with internal American Airlines customers to understand their business needs, and represents the company in negotiations and business transactions with suppliers.


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • ​​Represents the company in business transactions with internal and external organizations
  • Identifies and implements opportunities and strategies to minimize supplier cost for parts and services
  • Identifies, negotiates, establishes and manages supply and service agreements; leads commercial negotiation with suppliers
  • Measures, tracks, influences supplier performance for the commodity; resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Translates team, department and corporate goals into commodity strategies, execution and ultimately: results
  • Develops and promotes strategic partnerships with suppliers
  • Leads cross-functional teams; fully understands internal customer requirements and works to meet those needs
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
  • Champions new opportunities while fully assessing and mitigating risk
  • Positively influences teams and external partners to achieve goals


Required Qualifications

  • ​​Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience/training
  • 2 years related experience
  • ​A team leader with strong communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain concepts, with work experience applying those concepts
  • Demonstrated negotiating and influencing experience
  • 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 or MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management
  • 3 years of experience in Supply Chain related fields

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 28649 


Posted: 2019-05-15 Expires: 2019-06-14

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Senior Commodity Manager, Technical Operations Repair Orders

American Airlines
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