Strategic Sourcing Commodity Manager

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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 is a regional airline headquartered in Indianapolis, operating fixed-fee flights for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. The Company’s fleet consists of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175s, offering approximately 950 flights daily to 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. Our crew bases include Chicago, IL (ORD), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Kansas City, MO (MCI), Miami, FL (MIA), Newark, NJ (EWR), New York, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA). We have 10 maintenance bases: Charlotte, NC (CLT), Chicago, IL (ORD), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Louisville, KY (SDF), Newark, NJ (EWR), New York, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA). With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airline is a great place to get your career off the runway! For more information, please visit our website at

Duties and Responsibilities

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.



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.


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



  • 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.



  • 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.


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.



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.



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.


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.


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.



Able to travel up to 10% of the time, including overnight travel.



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