American Airlines Commodity Manager in Ft Worth, Texas
Date: Oct 4, 2016
Location: Ft Worth, TX, US
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The Commodity Manager position is an interesting, challenging and strategic position focusing on continuous improvement within a dynamic, profitable, industry leading company. Commodity Managers lead supplier sourcing/selection activities and successfully manage the supplier relationship to ensure supply chains deliver quality goods and services in a timely manner and cost effectively. Opportunities may be available in several different areas; Corporate Purchasing, Human Resources Vendor Management, Information Technology Vendor Management and Technical Operations Procurement. American Airlines offers a robust benefits package, including travel privileges for employees, family and friends.
Represents the company and serves as the principal commercial intermediary in business transactions with both internal and external organizations
Creates, negotiates, implements and manages long term purchase agreements while effectively developing and promoting strategic partnerships with suppliers
Accountable for managing the cost of products and services while acting in a leadership/facilitator role as the manager of product/service and supplier strategies
Performs all required strategic sourcing functions, from establishing internal stakeholder requirements to the completion of acceptable purchase contracts that brings measurable value to the corporation
Responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive strategic programs which meet the needs of the internal stakeholders while addressing pricing, acquisition, total cost, lead-time and supply
A potential team leader with strong customer orientation
Ability/flexibility to negotiate and mediate
Self-directed and resourceful with the ability to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks with exhibited follow through and initiative.
Advanced business understanding particularly in project management, commodity markets, early supplier involvement, total cost management and financial analysis
Understanding and use of technical tools for analysis, problem solving, forecasting and quality improvement
Skilled in organizational and interpersonal dealings
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High ethical standards
Self- starter with high sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Moderate to extensive travel
Work experience demonstrating knowledge and application of these requirements
Bachelor’s degree required
Additional Locations: None
Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
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