JetBlue Airlines Careers 2023 – Manager Strategic Sourcing


Job Description:

The Manager, Strategic Sourcing – Technical Operations and In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C), is responsible for partnering with the Repairs, Engineering, Heavy Maintenance, Fleet Strategy, and Product teams in developing and executing strategies to effectively manage external spend in Aircraft maintenance and customer entertainment categories. The Manager, Strategic Sourcing leads the supply management process, including market intelligence, financial analysis, sourcing strategy, stakeholder management, Business Partner negotiations, and relationship management. The Manager strives to reduce total cost of ownership while meeting key business objectives such as quality of service and on time program delivery. The individual will work closely with supported teams on the development and management of strategies, as well as activities throughout the sourcing lifecycle, including contract management and performance managemen


Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Sourcing category owner for Aircraft maintenance & parts procurement (Technical Operations, In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Systems)
  • Partner with the Fleet Strategy and Fleet Programs team on all Aircraft maintenance & IFE+C Entry into Service and Retrofit programs.
  • Manage the category team to ensure execution of strategies and day-to-day activities including driving projects forward to on-time and under-budget completion
  • Partner with 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
  • Manage process and compliance to the source-to-payment channel strategy for category
  • Develop and execute the Business Partner management program for the category including supporting diversity initiatives
  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance or Economics or related
  • Five (5) years of supply management, project management, 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
  • 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 themselves and others
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test

Job Details:

Company: JetBlue

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Miami, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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