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Alaska Airlines Sourcing Specialist 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 Sourcing Specialist is responsible for developing solutions to sourcing strategies and facilitates the sourcing process for assigned commodities and projects, including assisting in project assessment, evaluating supplier capabilities, and negotiating contracts to achieve financial and quality objectives for Alaska Airlines (AS). As an individual contributor, this role develops benchmarking strategies to validate existing supply chain practices and to drive market development and adoption of best practices.

Key Duties

  • Develops sourcing strategies and facilitates the sourcing process for assigned commodities and projects, including assisting in project assessment, evaluating supplier capabilities, developing RFx’s and negotiating contracts to achieve financial, legal and quality objectives.

  • Develops benchmarking strategies to validate existing supply chain practices and to drive market development and adoption of best practices.

  • Manages the overall analytical requirements for initiatives through the development of technology skills, as well as the use of new technologies and additional resources.

  • Analyzes data and develops reports using available reporting tools for both end-users and management.

  • Analyzes AS spend and identifies areas of opportunity for cost savings.

  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships and communications with customers and suppliers.

  • Assists in developing, implementing, and managing contracts, and develops metrics to ensure compliance to agreements, contracts, and other operational partnering efforts.

  • Interfaces with all levels within AS and supplier organizations.

  • Works closely with Business Partners, Buyers and the Sourcing team to identify sourcing opportunities.

  • Manages the entire life cycle for commodities, including source selection, vendor oversight, and asset acquisition and disposition.

  • Negotiates, MSA’s, NDA’s, SOW’s and DPA’s.

  • Ensures suppliers meet or exceeds quality, cost, and performance objectives.

  • Builds cross-divisional consensus that balances operational objectives with financial responsibility.

  • Continuously seeks ways to improve processes, increase productivity, and reduce waste.

  • Trains and mentors Buyers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 2 years of buying, sourcing, or related procurement experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Supply Chain, Business Management, or related area, 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).

  • Ability to formulate and deliver convincing presentations to a range of organizational counterparts.

  • Highly self-motivated, with the ability to work and to drive change in a decentralized organization.

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Professional certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

  • Experience with vendor oversight, including performance management and continuous improvement.

  • Contracting and negotiation experience.

  • Track record of sustaining strong customer and supplier relationships.

  • Analytical competence (e.g., cost/benefit analyses).

  • Strong team building and project management skills.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Salary Range

$61,600 --- $92,400 / 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.

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
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 3/29/2023
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 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.
Requisition Type Management
L: #LI-B
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2023-10316
Category Corporate & Operations