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Republic Airways Holdings Strategic Sourcing Program Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Category:

Supply Chain

At Republic Airways, our vision is to be America’s regional airline of choice, and our 6,000 associates work together each day to achieve that by providing a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. Whether the role is on the aircraft or in the office, every person at Republic contributes to our success and our family-oriented work environment.

Since our founding in 1974, we’ve grown to become the world’s largest operator of the Embraer 170/175 jet, flying more than 1000 flights daily for our partners, American Airline, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Beyond our operations, we’re focused on sharing our time, talents and treasures with our community—both locally and globally.

Join Republic Airways where you will find opportunities, reach new heights and be part of something bigger than yourself. Republic Airways, opportunity elevated.

#WhyRepublic

POSITION PURPOSE

Assists with the development and management of the Company’s strategic sourcing strategy for materials and services, including information technology, operational services, and professional services. Drives efficiency and effectiveness and mitigates Company's risk in third party relationships associated with purchases.

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.

Strategic Planning

  • Develops strategic sourcing strategies with business leaders for specific categories being purchased using focused industry analysis, critical analysis, business knowledge, competitive analysis, and sourcing expertise.

  • Coordinates external research and provides assessment of category supply market conditions.

  • Produces and delivers content-rich category plans (including market analysis and external competitor analysis).

  • Identifies, researches, and prioritizes possible sourcing opportunities through internal spend analysis, knowledge of business unit, potential savings, and/or urgency of business need.

  • Identifies new purchasing opportunities and savings strategies through spend concentration analysis, and then ensures sourcing meets its committed savings objectives with support from each business unit.

  • Assists with the development and maintenance of standard, boilerplate contracts with favorable terms and conditions. Updates contract language to comply with regulations, company policy changes, etc.

  • Develops networking with 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.

Execution and Leadership

  • Works closely with senior business leaders to help with sourcing decisions and initiating programs with stakeholders and cross functional teams to ensure requirements are fulfilled through exceptional product, service and supplier performance coupled with achieving the lowest total cost solution.

  • Leads identified sourcing team through all sourcing activities including RFP development and analysis.

  • Manages supplier risk assessment for business-critical managed programs.

  • Effectively prepares, coordinates and conducts supplier negotiations.

  • Documents results of negotiations through development and review of contractual language.

  • Consistent ability to capture savings as well as manage value driven negotiations.

  • Develops/drives sourcing strategies for each of the items or services within a spend category through vendor negotiations, process improvements, and compliance.

  • Delivers on cost reduction commitments through the identification, development and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives.

  • Assists with ongoing review of Governance, Risk and Controls for the procurement and sourcing function.

  • Supports development and adherence to financial, fraud-prevention, and risk management controls throughout Procurement processes.

  • Fosters the Company’s core values and culture throughout the work environment.

  • 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 or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must have 4 years of experience in sourcing or procurement or related area.

  • Strong negotiation experience.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate complex topics in a clear and concise manner.

PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

  • Procurement experience within the IT industry.

  • 2 or more years of management or team leadership experience.

  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager).

  • CPSM( Certified Professional in Supply Management).

  • Negotiation certification.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well with a broad array of individuals within and outside the company.

  • Highly motivated self-starter and drives for results.

  • Strategic thinker.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employment and Disability Accommodations

Republic Airways is committed to achieving a diverse workforce by providing equal employment opportunities to all Associates and applicants, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to any characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We are committed to providing applicants and Associates reasonable accommodation to enable the individual to perform the essential duties of the job. If you require accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

At Republic Airways, our vision is to be America’s regional airline of choice, and our 6,000 associates work together each day to achieve that by providing a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. Whether the role is on the aircraft or in the office, every person at Republic contributes to our success and our family-oriented work environment.

Since our founding in 1974, we’ve grown to become the world’s largest operator of the Embraer 170/175 jet, flying more than 1000 flights daily for our partners, American Airline, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Beyond our operations, we’re focused on sharing our time, talents and treasures with our community—both locally and globally.

Join Republic Airways where you will find opportunities, reach new heights and be part of something bigger than yourself. Republic Airways, opportunity elevated.

#WhyRepublic

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