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Commodity Manager/Senior Commodity Manager, Technical Operations Supply Chain

Commodity Manager/Senior Commodity Manager, Technical Operations Supply Chain

Date:  Aug 1, 2022

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 62048 


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 Supply Chain Team within the Integrated Operations Division.
  • Responsible for developing and promoting strategic partnerships with suppliers who support American's material and service requirements for Inflight Entertainment (IFE). This job works closely with internal American Airlines customers to understand their business needs and represents the company in negotiations and business transactions with suppliers.

What you'll do

  • Represents the company in business transactions with internal and external organizations
  • Identifies opportunities and implements strategies that minimize supplier cost of parts and services
  • Identifies, negotiates, establishes, and manages supply and service agreements; Leads commercial negotiation with suppliers
  • Helps manage and meet departmental goals
  • 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, 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
  • Leads cross-functional teams; fully understands internal customer requirements and works to meet those needs
  • Identifies opportunities for team 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

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field and/or equivalent experience/training
  • 2 years of experience in Supply Chain, or a similar work function

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management

  • 3 years of experience in Supply Chain related fields

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • 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

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: 62048 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Information Technology, IT Manager, Supply, Operations, Technology

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