American Airlines Senior Commodity Manager in Ft Worth, Texas

Senior Commodity Manager

Date: Oct 10, 2016

Location: Ft Worth, TX, US

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Additional Locations: None

Job Level: 2-4

Job Description

This position is a strategic position that collaborates closely with internal customers, finance, caterers, and management in international catering service contracts, representing over $160M in annual spend.

Represents the company in business dealings with internal and external organizations in the various roles of supply chain management. Effectively develops and promotes AA’s strategic partnerships with international catering suppliers. Accountable for managing the cost of commodities and services related to catering. Procures catering services to meet the expectations of customers consistent with newly developed, quality oriented strategic plan. Performs all required functions from establishing internal customer requirements to the completion of acceptable purchasing contracts which bring measurable value to the corporation. This position also manages contracting for catering services at new international start up locations, as required by the company.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree Required no exceptions. Pref Supply chain and or economics.

  • A team leader with strong customer orientation.

  • Assertiveness to negotiate and mediate complex pricing and financial implications of contracts.

  • Advanced business understanding, particularly in project management, commodity markets, foreign exchange impacts, early supplier involvement, total cost management and financial analysis.

  • Understanding and use of technical tools for analysis, problem solving, quality improvement and strategic business plans for commodities and services.

  • Skilled in organization and interpersonal dealings facilitating productive business relationships.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to give and gain support for actions and direction.

  • High ethical standards.

  • Self-starter with high sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Moderate travel.

  • Work experience demonstrating knowledge and application of these requirements.

  • Bilingual is a plus.

Additional Locations: None

Job Level: 2-4

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth

Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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