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3 months ago
JetBlue
Location: Long Island, New York
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Senior Manager
Position Title: Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Position Summary

The Manager, Strategic Sourcing is responsible for developing and executing appropriate strategies to effectively manage various categories of external, third party spending, including corporate and operational services and goods. The Manager will work with multiple internal business stakeholders to ensure effective sourcing process and business partner management.

The Manager, Strategic Sourcing, should be results oriented, possess highly developed quantitative analysis skills, and be a strong communicator who is able to establish strong, long-lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The Manager is resilient and enjoys interacting daily with colleagues at various levels within and outside the organization, while influencing others to meet a wide range of business objectives. The Manager should be a confident negotiator who partners well with leadership to continuously drive improvement in business partner performance to exceed contractual and business expectations.

Essential Responsibilities

· Partner with Strategic Sourcing Leadership to create and execute a procurement and category plan that aligns to Company goals, policies and financial expectations

· Perform analysis of category spend to assist in the development of supply management and channel strategy for the category

· Identify future sourcing opportunities to obtain optimal value for JetBlue and their respective business unit including estimating the cost savings benefits for sourcing opportunities and evaluating Strategic Sourcing performance metrics (KPIs)

· Proactively monitor market intelligence trends that impact category and adapt strategy to mitigate risks

· Conduct high-level of stakeholder relationship management through regular meetings with business units, advising them on spend management and coordinate the execution of the agreed strategy, address Business Partner and other supply issues, monitor the progress of the agreed upon strategy

· Proactively develop and maintain Business Partner relationships in a way that delivers business results, tracks performance and ensures accountability (performance management) while upholding the JetBlue Values and compliance with all requirements, internal controls and regulations

· Partner with business units in budget development resulting from external spend to minimize spend and agree on opportunities while collaborating with FP&A on the category spend to ensure budget compliance

· Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, General Business, or related area

· Five (5) years of supply management, procurement, or equivalent experience

· Proficient in procurement and strategic sourcing processes

· Able to lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously

· Able to liaise with peers and senior leaders both within and across business units

· Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills

· Comfortable making presentations to senior leadership

· Proficient in financial, quantitative, and analytical skills

· Proficient in Microsoft office

· Possesses strong commercial acumen and negotiation skills; track record capturing value and savings

· Strong project and internal relationship management skills, including stakeholder, timeline, and meeting management

· A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding and proactive individual; able to motivate him/herself and others

· Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test

· Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

· Experience with sourcing of travel-related services

· Three (3) years of leadership experience

· Experience supporting an Airline (or similar operations) environment

Crewmember Expectations:

· Regular attendance and punctuality

· Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice

· Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance

· When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft

· Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun

· Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System

· Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards

· Identify safety concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))

· Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls

· Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities

Equipment:

· Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:

· Normal Office Environment

Physical Effort:

· Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the crewmember(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Expectations may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change.

JetBlue Airways Corp. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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