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American Airlines Commodity Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
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Interview Details – Half a day of interviews with various team members and managers. Difficult behavioral and situational questions. Half a day of interviews with various team members and managers. Difficult behavioral and situational questions.

Interview Question – A situational question about a specific commodity and how I would address it. Also, what is the newest supply chain trend.   Answer Question

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Tulsa, OK

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in April 2013.

Interview Details – Networking with existing employees really helped me gain a lot of insight into their day to day work, and helped me be more confident during my interviews. Knowledge about TCO, procurement steps and basic airline knowledge help. They are looking for outgoing individuals who are not afraid of digging into an issue and solving it.

Interview Question – calculating cost of capital of an airline ticked off a few employees   Answer Question

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Commodity Manager
Fort Worth, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at American Airlines in February 2011.

Interview Details – First interview happened at the university's career fair. Consisted of 1 on 1 interview with a Purchasing manager that consisted of some behavioral questions and case interviews. Got a call a few weeks later to interview at headquarters in Fort Worth. This interview consisted of 3 separate interviews with managers from the purchasing organization. This was mainly case interviews in which they give you a situation and you must come up with a suitable answer.

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  • How would you source office chairs.   View Answer
  • You have a sole sourcing supplier that does repairs for you, how would you negotiate the contract.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was accomplished by telling the hiring manager the average salary that new MBA students receive for this job position. The company did not match the salary but they did offer a bonus and some airline miles.

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Commodity Manager
DFW, TX

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in April 2011.

Interview Details – Very clear and quick process. I got the opportunity through my school, phone interview was almost immediate and the follow-up was within a week.

Interview Question – contract negotiation questions   Answer Question

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Commodity Manager Interview

Commodity Manager

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in December 2010.

Interview Details – Behavioral based interviews

Interview Question – Why American Airlines   Answer Question

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