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Alaska Airlines Manager Procurement 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, Procurement is responsible for executing on the strategy for procurement and supply management for all spend categories Alaska Air and Horizon Air. As a people leader, the Manager, Procurement leads and establishes priorities for the team to establish structure, and appropriate policies and procedures, to meet all key internal customer requirements, maintain supplier communications and deliver products in a cost effective manner.

Key Duties

  • Implements best-in-class procurement procedures for the organization.

  • Partners with internal customers to understand sourcing requirements, schedules and business needs.

  • Develops and implements inventory plans, where appropriate, to prevent business interruptions or product shortfalls.

  • Develops appropriate metrics and processes to drive improvements, cost reductions, and operational excellence.

  • Implements and maintains a plan to identify objectives, vision, and measures for success with top suppliers.

  • Sources vendors for favorable terms, availability, and costs for materials, equipment and supplies.

  • Manages the returns/receiving processes, where appropriate, to ensure fulfillment of supplier commitments.

  • Cultivates positive and collaborative internal stakeholder/external supplier relationships.

  • Engages in sourcing projects and lean or 5S opportunities.

  • Directs and coordinates the activities of a procurement team. Selects, motivates, evaluates, coaches and develops staff capabilities in best-practice procurement techniques, measurements and processes.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 5 years of experience in procurement, sourcing, or material control.

  • 2 years of leadership experience.

  • A demonstrated track record of developing strong customer/supplier relationships and high-performing teams.

  • Proficiency in discerning various types of agreements common with Procurement (e.g., NDA’s, Pricing Letters, Stocking Program Letters.), including knowledge of common contractual elements within these agreements.

  • Demonstrated competence in change management techniques and challenging the status quo.

  • Ability to conduct research and complete financial analyses with minimal support.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Familiarity with reading technical documentation/drawings and using enterprise class ERP systems (i.e., PeopleSoft and/or TRAX).

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

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.

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 7/1/2022
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
Requisition Type Management
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-7833
Category Corporate & Operations