Republic Airways Holdings Manager, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing 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

Analyzes cost reduction opportunities, and sources those spend categories in support of all business units. Initiates sourcing programs with stakeholders and cross functional teams to ensure that requirements are fulfilled through exceptional product, service and supplier performance coupled with achieving the lowest total cost solution. Drives budget success and supports internal customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develops requests for proposals based on detailed business unit and internal customer requirements.

  • Negotiates and implements long term agreements and strategic sourcing agreements with suppliers to develop partnerships, leverage spend and reduce total cost of ownership.

  • Analyzes cost reduction opportunities through spend detail by general ledger, supplier, commodity and accounts payable data.

  • Works with internal customers on initiatives to both streamline and enhance internal control systems and to work on complicated contract deliverables, helping to ensure delivering the bottom line with greater profits and lower risk.

  • Develops and maintains standard, boilerplate contracts with favorable terms and conditions, which will increase strategic program value, lower costs and reduce contractual liability and risk of litigation, such as: General Terms Agreement, General Services Agreement, Purchase Order Terms and Conditions, Engineered Solutions Master Supply Agreement, Professional Services Agreement, etc. Updates contract language to comply with regulations, company policy changes, etc.

  • Develops a consortia of airlines and works with airline partners to leverage collective spend for deeper volume based discounts and increased value incentives from major suppliers of materials and/or services.

  • Monitors long term agreements from the time of inception through expiration, to foster the team negotiation process prior to the expiration of the agreement.

  • Monitors all contract renewals on a proactive, monthly basis to explore any/all cost reduction opportunities during the negotiation process.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE.

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Aviation, Business, Purchasing, Materials Management or related field.

  • Requires 5 years of experience in purchasing, supply chain management or related area.

  • Requires previous supervisory experience.

PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree (M.A./M.S.) or equivalent in Business Administration and 10 years of experience.

  • Prefer Certified Purchasing Manager or Senior Professional in Supply Management Certification.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Able to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Able to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY

Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

DECISION MAKING

Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction. Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured. Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Typically not exposed to extreme environmental conditions.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Able to travel up to 10% 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 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 950 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. The airline employs about 5,500 aviation professionals. Visit www.rjet.com at http://http//www.rjet.com/ for more information, follow the company on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, and connect on Facebook or LinkedIn.