Republic Airways Holdings Procurement Specialist/Sr. Procurement Specialist 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!
Supports all Republic business units with the fulfillment of sourcing and securing goods & services to sustain the operation of the airline. This includes sourcing aircraft and non-aircraft parts and services, supplier selection, new supplier development, initiating purchase orders, coordinating logistics, leading or assisting in contract development & negotiations, contract administration, managing to key performance metrics and effective supplier performance management.
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.
Utilizes ERP and other systems to manage day to day activities supporting the purchasing operation. Receives requisitions, analyzing each line item for quantity, specifications and delivery requirements. Works with material planning to revise requirements based on consumption, lead time, cost, etc.
Tracks and confirms delivery of all orders by maintaining an aggressive follow up system to ensure timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices and other required documents.
Resolves receiving and invoice discrepancies within prescribed timeframe.
Maintains KPIs at required levels: aged open requisitions, aged purchase orders, invoice discrepancies, receiving discrepancies and cost savings tracking.
Analyzes spend data to identify opportunity areas to aggregate spend, optimize or expand supply base,
and drive value add in the supply chain. Initiates annual price agreements and/or blanket purchase orders to leverage price or other value from supply chain (logistics, warranty, lead time reduction, or other value considerations).
Evaluates market conditions and trends. Seeks out and evaluates new sources of supply to achieve cost reduction goals without jeopardizing quality and material requirements. Negotiates cost reductions based on quote analysis and benchmarking.
Interfaces with stakeholder departments and serves as subject matter expert on cross-functional teams to fulfill internal customer service requirements. Collaboratively develops supplier scorecard to conduct regular business reviews with strategic business partners
Promotes and utilizes E-commerce with all key suppliers to increase purchasing efficiency and effectiveness.
Serves as the subject matter/commodity expert within respective area including depth of understanding on cost drivers through self-generated analysis. Maintains comprehensive knowledge of industry and commodity trends and global supply base within work assignment.
Assists & supports internal customer sourcing requests. Initiates and leads RFx development, supplier evaluation, contract negotiation and execution for procurement categories. Administers executed contracts to ensure intended value and benefits are realized.
Develops metrics and analytics to drive improvements and efficiencies in supply chain. Develops and documents best practices and creates more efficient lean processes.
Identifies underperforming suppliers and leads in resolving issues through negotiation, LEAN implementation, Kaizen events, etc.
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 or related field. Requires at least 5 years of experience in a purchasing function or in the airline industry.
PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree (M.A./M.S.) or equivalent. Prefer at least 8 years of experience. Prefer certification; either Certified Professional in Supply Management or Certified Purchasing Manager.
Able to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, governmental regulations, financial reports and legal documents. Able to write reports and business correspondence. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or vendors. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and vendors.
REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY
Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Makes decisions to support strategic decisions. Decisions tend to be medium range and of medium significance with moderate consequences.
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 use close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).
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 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/ .