Republic Airways Holdings Manager, MRO & Strategic Partnerships in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Category: Supply Chain PL

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

Manages the Warranty and Repair Groups in developing and achieving annual goals and objectives. Manages departmental staff in the resolution of issues that arise with vendor performance and invoices.

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.

  • Leads strategic and tactical initiatives; leads the team in development and implementation of Repair and Warranty processes and policies aligned with continuous improvement.

  • Provides direction and guidance with vendor management; assists the team in negotiation of cost reductions or performance improvement with key or problem vendors.

  • Assists Senior Management in contract or warranty claim negotiations with Principal Repair and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vendors via the Request for Proposal (RFP), contract and warranty concession negotiation processes; reviews contractual language.

  • Validates cost accruals, aging open orders, and orders that are closed with no invoice to assure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Ensures that internal controls are effective and compliant with the act.

  • Represents the Supply Chain Department in Maintenance and Operations daily meetings; provides information and quick resolution to issues raised.

  • Engages various departments and sub departments including Maintenance, Engineering, Finance, Accounts Payable, Material Services, Purchasing, Planning and Aircraft On Ground group to optimize flow of product to and from the vendor. Builds and encourages high performance relationships to facilitate effective communication and problem solving.

  • Reviews and approves exchanges and repair order quotes above the approval limits of the Analysts.

  • Screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring potential associates. Coaches and provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports. Appraises performance, provides performance feedback, takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff.

  • 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 Supply Chain Operations, Finance or related field.

  • Requires 5 years of experience in Supply Chain Management or related area with experience in contract negotiations / administration, vendor management, quote analysis and budgeting.

PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree (M.A./M.S.) or equivalent in Business (M.B.A.) or related.

  • Prefer at least 8 years of related experience, including some management / supervision.

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Able to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Able to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Able to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, cross-functional groups and vendors.

REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY

Able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Able to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Able to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

DECISION MAKING

Makes decisions on long-term objectives, resources and policies. Has one of the highest levels of decision making authority. Decisions have the most impact across and outside of organization along with the maximum cost implications to the organization.

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 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/ .