Republic Airways Holdings Corporate Commodity Manager: MRO & Supplier Management in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Category: Supply Chain

At Republic Airline, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, “With the BEST people, products and performance, we will be America’s Regional Airline of choice.” Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Our 10 domiciles include CMH, DCA, EWR, IND, LGA, MCI, MIA, ORD, PHL and PIT. With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airline is a great place to get your career off the runway!

POSITION PURPOSE

Oversees and manages of Republic’s MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) network to provide best -in- class repair partnerships.

  • Measures, tracks, and influences supplier performance by evaluating suppliers for quality, pricing and delivery timelines.

  • Represents the company in business transactions with suppliers in an empowered fashion

  • Actively produces opportunities and strategies to minimize costs through repair quote analysis, negotiations, etc.

  • Initiates, negotiates, establishes, and manages supplier agreements/ contracts

  • Helps manage and meet departmental goals

  • Develops and promotes strategic partnerships with current and future suppliers

  • Works closely with internal Republic Airways stakeholders to understand business objectives, operational needs, product/service requirements and the broader operational processes

  • Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive/creative suggestions for change

  • Develops metrics and analytics to determine quality of parts and dependability of suppliers. Monitors and ensures that Internal and External Turnaround Time objectives are met.

  • Takes on special projects or key responsibilities within the team, as required, addressing specific needs and goals

  • Able to time manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks as needed

  • Utilizes knowledge of Republic business needs, professional negotiation skills and daily system transactions to minimize cost and maximize efficiency.

REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, a related field or a combination of education and experience.

  • Requires 2 years of experience in Analytics, Vendor Management, Contract Management, or related experience.

  • Proficient in Office 365, specifically Excel: Pivot Tables, Vlookup, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Thrive on individual value add and recognizable contributions to the company’s bottom line

  • Competitive drive and desire to win

  • Understanding of Theory of Constraints concepts, as well as Six Sigma and Lean Certifications

  • Previous experience handling RFPs and contract negotiations

  • Ability to define/recognize problems, pursue and collect data, establish facts, organize findings and draw valid conclusions with potentially high financial and operational impact

  • Self-directed and resourceful with the ability to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks in project management, supplier management, total cost management, and financial analysis

  • Understanding and use of technical tools for analysis, problem solving, forecasting and quality improvement

  • Demonstrate the ability to be both strategic and decisive

  • This position requires an ability to be both strategic and transactional in a changing environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Able to move about the work environment.

• Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Able to travel up to 20% of the time, including overnight travel.

Republic Airline is committed to providing qualified applicants and associates reasonable accommodation, when necessary, to enable the individuals to complete the application process and/or perform the essential functions of the job. An applicant and/or associate requiring reasonable accommodation to perform any essential job function, should contact Human Resources.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf%E2%80%8B .

  • Selected candidate(s) for hire must complete the following prior to employment: a criminal history report, global screen, drug screen, employment credit report and if applicable, a driving record.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of about 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 5,700 aviation professionals. Visit www.rjet.com at http://www.rjet.com/ for more information, follow the Company on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/republicairline/ , Twitter at https://twitter.com/RepublicAirline and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IOcelXc92JDhi8sIR9F0Q , and connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/republicairline/ or Linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/company/republic-airways-holdings-inc-/ .

In May 2018, Republic opened the Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a commercial aviation pilot training school in Indianapolis. LIFT uses state-of-the-art training technologies that combine flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. Graduates are guaranteed a job as First Officer at Republic. Learn more at www.flywithlift.com at http://www.flywithlift.com/ .

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