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Alaska Airlines Manager Fuel in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Manager, Fuel is responsible for executing on the strategy for our Fuel Operations team, in support of the AAG Fuel Strategy. As a people leader, the Manager, Fuel Operations leads and establishes priorities for the team to ensure optimal supply and that fuel operations are performed safely and in compliance with all operational, administrative and regulatory requirements as well as consistently evaluates and assesses the Fuel program to deliver high performance and operational improvement.

Key Duties

  • Responsible for on-airport fueling activities to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient fueling of our aircraft.

  • Identify and communicate critical fuel operational and supply events.

  • With minimal direction from leadership, partner cross-functionally to lead mitigation planning and process improvement, relying on both change management and analytical capabilities.

  • Construct the long-term strategy development and execution of into-plane vendors and fuel storage operations that balances the ongoing operational requirement with the financial objective to continually reduce AAG fuel costs. Remain up to date on all industry changes and standards evolutions, assuring adherence to all regulatory safety and guidelines for fuel operations, storage and handling, assuring Alaska integrates industry-leading best practices.

  • Communicate frequently with Safety, Airport Operations & QA to support vendor audits, providing resolutions for Fuel related issues.

  • Represent Fuel Team in support of AS and QX interests to various consortiums, industry groups and conferences.

  • Collaborate with Fuel Controller to define key financial metrics related to fuel consumption and conservation. Identifies variances, trends and potential issues with fuel usage and fuel supply.

  • Determine fuel requirements for new markets and stations ensure operational readiness; make recommendations and monitor existing projects to ensure compliance with safety and performance requirements.

  • Manage vendors on quality, performance, cost, regulatory or policy compliance; identify performance issues, gaps, trends, assuring underperforming vendors are effectively managed to mitigate operational issues.

  • Develops people through effective performance management and ongoing feedback, teaching the ability to think strategically and to understand the fundamentals of our business.

  • Shapes culture of the team through action, presence, and reinforcement of positive behaviors.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 5 years of fuel or similar commodity operations experience within an airline or related organization. 

  • 2 years of leadership experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Excellent communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening), including the ability to present and summarize complex information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Detailed oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task and work independently with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment.

  • Analytics expertise, including ability to evaluate, recommend and communicate complex data in a clear and compelling manner.

  • Ability to establish cross-functional, collaborative relationships with both internal and external partners.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups, including coworkers, professionals, and peers.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to cope with conflicts caused by competing priorities.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Knowledge and understanding of airline, aircraft and station operations.

  • Vendor management experience.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Salary Range

$113,200 - $169,800 / year

Salary Details

Pay will be based on multiple factors, including and not limited to location, relevant experience/level and skillset while balancing internal equity relative to other Alaska/Horizon employees. Alaska/Horizon is committed to fair, unbiased compensation along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate.

Note: We don’t typically hire at the top of the range.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Free stand-by travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

  • Comprehensive well-being programs including medical, dental and vision benefits

  • Generous 401k match program

  • Quarterly and annual bonus plans

  • Generous holiday and paid time off

For more information about Alaska/Horizon Total Rewards please visit our career site and view benefits.

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Requisition Type Management
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 7/22/2024
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2024-12538
Category Corporate & Operations
Workplace Type Onsite