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Alaska Airlines Senior SCM Engine & Asset Manager in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Ourcorporateteams setthe strategiesand operational plans to ensure the success of our company.Whether we use ourexpertisein accounting, human resources,finance, planning,legal, marketing,orany 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 SCM Senior Manager is the sole subject matter expert and strategist for the management of sourcing, vendor selection, contract negotiations, and vendor management for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air aircraft engines, Auxiliary Power Units (APU) and other high value, complex assets. As an individual contributor, this role designs and implements innovative solutions to build a long-term competitive advantage in engine and APU maintenance services at Air Group (AAG).

Key Duties

  • Identifies opportunities and pioneer solutions to build a long-term competitive advantage in engine and APU maintenance services.

  • Researches and implements new and innovative ideas about the engine and APU maintenance and lease market to maximize points of leverage.

  • Defines long-term strategy and processes for maintenance support for Alaska Airlines’ engines, APU’s, Nacelle’s and other complex assets.

  • Influences senior leaders across the company and provide strategic recommendations on engine and APU maintenance support.

  • Develops and maintains an effective communication process to keep the senior management team abreast of progress, developments, and upcoming events for engine discussions.

  • Guides and partners with representatives from Fleet, Network Planning, Maintenance, FP&A, Legal and Accounting on matters concerning engine and complex asset acquisition and maintenance.

  • Maintains expert level knowledge of aircraft engine, nacelle and Auxiliary Power Unit purchase and service agreements.

  • Influences leaders in maintenance to ensure that work performed (and timing of such work) is optimized to ensure lowest total cost of ownership over the life of the asset.

  • Understands the current and potential portfolios of engine providers to identify leverage-creating opportunities.

  • Designs industry-leading solutions for the purchase and service of engines and APUs to minimize cost and maximize value for the airline.

  • Represents the company in negotiations concerning engine and APU purchases / service agreements.

  • Cultivates and manage overall relationships with engine and APU suppliers.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 10 years of aircraft maintenance contract management experience, or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Business, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

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

  • Proficient in Excel and able to work with data analysis tools, statistical/reference formulas, and pivot tables.

  • Proven ability to leverage business acumen and analytic capability to position the organization as a critical business partner.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail in reporting, contract awareness and compliance.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to create collaborative relationships that drive outcomes in the best interest of the company, with others in the organization, and with key external business partners.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail in both reporting and contract awareness and compliance.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • 5 years of engine contracting experience.

  • Exceptional integrity, with impeccable ethics in safety and compliance.

  • Experience with financial analysis of complex vendor proposals.

  • Proven track record of sustaining strong customer/supplier relationships.

  • Experience successfully negotiating complex contracts.

  • Must have a bias toward action, a demonstrated ability to get things done, and a conviction to make changes and improvements that are good for the business in the short and long-term.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

  • Proven ability to leverage business acumen and analytic capability to position the organization as a critical business partner.

  • Ability to engage with and establish credibility with business partners at the most senior/executive level.

Salary Range

$124,200 - $192,600 / year

Salary Details

The pay range and total target compensation package listed above is the expected pay offered for this position at the start of employment. Your pay will be based on multiple factors, including and not limited to location, your relevant experience/level, 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.

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 with high priority status

  • Select number of confirmed travel credits provided annually

  • 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 6/4/2023
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 tomaintainthe safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others asrequiredorpermittedby law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2023-10701
Category Corporate & Operations
Workplace Type Onsite