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Category Manager

Company: Hawaiian Airlines
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

At Hawaiian Airlines, we are all about welcoming our guests with Hawaiian hospitality and aloha, and taking care of our people, our home, and the communities we serve. Join our ' ohana -and be a part of an exciting team of professionals dedicated to serving our - kama'--ina -and introducing our islands to the world! Position Summary Reporting to the Sr Director or Sr Manager, this position is responsible for assigned category strategies as determined by the Sr Director or Sr Manager. The Category Manager will establish category plans and strategies to drive continuous optimization through the practice and execution of Category Management in collaboration with key stakeholders and Finance. Key Responsibilities

  • Develop 3-5 year strategic category plans for business operations
  • Work directly with business unit leaders to drive execution of category strategies, continuous improvement, and spend optimization
  • Work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and other category managers to drive synergies across multiple categories to optimize total spend, enable supply chain value and savings for the business.
  • Work across multiple Hawaiian Airlines business units to enable optimum value and supply chain
  • Perform spend analysis by category, supplier, and commodity area, and leverage findings to drive category strategies
  • Develop a sufficient understanding of category business users and business models to effectively represent Hawaiian Airlines in the market
  • Perform market research of relevant business models, suppliers, products, and services
  • Develop, lead, and influence sourcing and category initiatives that drive synergies and maximum supply chain value across multiple categories
  • Develop, lead, and guide sourcing and negotiation strategies that enable maximum benefit to HA
  • Lead category initiatives and contract negotiations for top tier supplier relationships and sourcing initiatives and as directed by the Sr Manager
  • Influence and support continuous improvement of HA Sourcing & Procurement standard practices
  • Partner with Legal, FP&A, IT, and Project Management to collaborate on decision support and recommendations
  • Support stakeholders in managing and maximizing vendor relationships and performance
  • Approve requisitions at defined approval thresholds
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and related working experience
  • A total of at least three (3) years of experience with any following:
    • sourcing, contract negotiations, vendor management, supply chain management, and/or supplier risk management
    • Leading RFx processes and sourcing strategy development and execution
    • Performing complex bid analysis and supplier evaluation models
    • Managing multiple sourcing events concurrently without supervision
    • Collaborating and assisting stakeholders with developing business, technical, and vendor performance requirements
    • Maintaining high ethical standards and confidentiality to drive objective and unbiased vendor selections
    • Solving business problems and/or developing improvement opportunities through new or existing vendor relationships
    • Developing business stakeholder and vendor relationships**Hawaiian Airlines is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT - regulation, 49 CFR part 40) and all applicants are advised that post-offer and/or pre-employment drug testing will be conducted to determine the presence of Marijuana, Cocaine, Opioids, PCP (Phencyclidine), and Amphetamine prior to any offer of employment or transfer into a safety-sensitive position. Failure to submit to testing or positive indications of drug use will render the applicant ineligible for employment with Hawaiian Airlines and any employment offer will be withdrawn.Preferred Qualifications
      • Prior Aviation or Airlines experience
      • Understanding of the "Aloha Spirit" and the basic elements of Hawaii's unique culture
      • Prior Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Source-to-Pay experience
      • MBAAbout Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian - has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 18 years (2004-2021) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation and consumer surveys by Cond-- Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai--i. In 2022, the carrier topped Travel + Leisure's 2022 World's Best list as the No. 1 U.S. airline and was named Hawai--i's best employer by Forbes. -Now in its 93rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai--i's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 130 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, daily nonstop flights between Hawai--i and 16 U.S. gateway cities - more than any other airline - as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti.The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire. As Hawai'i's hometown airline, Hawaiian encourages guests to Travel Pono and experience the islands safely and respectfully.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu , Category Manager, Executive , Honolulu, Hawaii

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