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We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



  • Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and integrity in all supplier transactions.
  • Effectively manages supplier and category performance, including development of policies and procedures for each commodity.
  • Participates and/or Leads negotiations with suppliers.
  • Participates and/or Leads in cross-functional Teams for category specific projects delivering budgetable savings and efficiencies.
  • Good ability in negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Skilled in performing analysis, interpreting results, and providing effective recommendations.
  • Determines and implements appropriate levers to achieve best price, balancing cost with operational considerations.
  • Researches assigned categories and commodities for new developments.
  • Identifies improvement initiatives.
  • Seeks out challenges and additional responsibilities.
  • Must be able to lead meetings effectively.
  • Must be able to deliver effective and convincing presentations.
  • Interfaces with Legal, Tax, Risk Management, Finance, or others as necessary.
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employees Leaders.
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.


Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


  • Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent experience required.


  • One to three years previous procurement work experience required.
  • Demonstrated experiencemanaging SW and/or HW license renewals is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experienceworking with Procurement Software applications isrequired.
  • Work experience with Ariba software is preferred.

  • Basic negotiation & contract drafting skills.
  • Good organizational and project management skills (identifies activities, sets deadlines, measures progress).
  • Good focus and ability in Customer Service.
  • Displays self-confidence.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to accept and adapt to change.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret results.
  • Takes ownership and accountability.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Has the ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Positively influences the behavior of others / coaches and mentors others.

  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and meet deadlines successfully, at times with frequent interruptions.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.
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