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United Airlines Buyer - Indirect Procurement in Chicago, Illinois

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The Finance department, which manages the company's budgets, forecasts and investments, and provides analysis of our financial performance and strategies.

Job overview and responsibilities

Responsible for negotiating price, delivery and quality of services for all tactical requirements of goods and services in support of the airline operation. Responsible for providing advice and guidance to end users, employing a high degree of customer service, technical expertise, and timeliness. Work in a team setting, with the objective of meeting the expectations of the customer.

  • Negotiating with suppliers and coordinating with Sourcing Team and Business Unit on execution of Supply Agreements or Service Agreements

  • Execute Purchase Orders and process PO changes to ensure all purchases made in accordance with company policies and procedures

  • Manage invoice exceptions by reviewing tolerance failure and type of failure and resolving exception

  • Provides support and guidance to end users and suppliers in regard to tactical purchases through various United procurement systems


  • College degree or equivalent work experience

  • High quality of work, productivity / volume of work, and computer proficiency skills

  • A minimum of three years of experience in a purchasing role or equivalent

  • Strong communication and project management skills. Excellent analytical skills. Knowledgeable of sourcing processes

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • CPM or CPSM

  • Procurement experience in Indirect Procurement and system support

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled