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United Airlines Associate Fuel Services Manager – Global Sourcing in Chicago, Illinois

Description - External

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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

The primary role of Associate Manager of Fuel Services is to support the sourcing and capture of real TCO savings for Fuel Services, either through direct savings captured from aggregating sourcing volumes or savings captured from other TCO cost reduction initiatives, while ensuring that our customer needs are met. This position will support strategic initiatives that support year-over-year improvements in total cost of ownership, quality and service by working closely with Fuel Technical Operations, Airport Operations and suppliers. This role will also be responsible for both into-plane fueling and fuel storage operations, to include contracts.

This position will serve as a United representative on multiple airline fuel maintenance and operation committees. The Associate Manager will participate in fuel governing bodies to ensure the safe, cost-effective administration and operation of airport fuel systems while representing United where we hold leadership positions and voting seats.

  • Support sourcing efforts of jet fuel services, primarily into-plane fueling services and fuel storage at major airports

  • Participates in developing purchasing and operational strategies that reduce United's total cost of fuel services by conducting analysis of market trends and potential suppliers along with opportunities to leverage changes in processes, systems and products/service to capture cost savings

  • Represent United on various airport fuel committees or corporations, responsible for the management of airport fuel facilities

  • Participate in facility development, engineering projects, compliance, cost sharing, maintenance, operating agreements and airport lease negotiations

  • Manage into-plane, fuel storage and ground support equipment fuel supply contracts

  • Work directly with key suppliers and Airport Operations personnel, to include facilitating supplier management activities across divisions

Qualifications - External


  • BA/BS Degree

  • 3 years in Fuel Management, Procurement, Finance/Accounting or Airport Operations

  • Must be willing to travel to represent United at fuel committee meetings

  • Approximately twenty percent of the time is spent away from the office, with more travel required in the Spring and Fall seasons

  • 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


  • MS Degree

  • Airline fuel related work experience

  • Change agent and advocate of innovate solutions to meet the business needs

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

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled