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Commodity Manager, Technical Operations Supply Chain

About The Job

This job is a member of the Supply Chain Team within the Integrated Operations Division. 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:

Level 2

  • 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
  • Track supplier performance for the commodity

About The Job (Continued)

Level 3

  • 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
  • Monitors, tracks and influences supplier performance
  • 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 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

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications

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


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