Purchasing Agent Job at Endeavor Air, Minneapolis, MN

  • Endeavor Air
  • Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

Endeavor Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, takes pride in delivering a safe, reliable, and customer-focused travel experience. Flying as Delta Connection, Endeavor operates more than 900 daily flights to 140+ destinations in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.


Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Endeavor operates six crew bases and 11 maintenance bases across the country. At the heart of our operation, over 5,000 employees keep us soaring and help ensure Endeavor sets the standard for excellence in the regional airline industry.

We know that our people are our greatest assets, and we are committed to building a culture where employees love coming to work each day. At Endeavor Air, we foster a diverse, culturally-rich and safe workplace where employees are treated with dignity and respect. With a culture built on safety, excellence, and teamwork, Endeavor offers limitless potential for aviation professionals looking to start or continue their careers.


Our team promotes an inclusive environment in all aspects of the airline and our operation. As an EEO employer, we provide opportunities for all qualified candidates without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran, or disabled status.

The Purchasing Agent maintains relationships with suppliers, evaluates best purchase or component repair opportunities and participates in project management to support the Vendor Management team.

  • Generates purchase orders and maintains updates in the AMCS (Aircraft Maintenance Computer System) System and updates orders in Accounting System as required.
  • Ensures all associated documentation is complete and within policy and procedure. Proactively monitors all contractual and supplier obligations, as well as ensuring all audit requirements are maintained.
  • Provides direction to suppliers to ensure all packaging and shipping conditions are met for specific inventory requirements. Resolves any invoice or receiving discrepancies, as required.
  • Maintains awareness of various industry economic trends to identify, explore and develop prime and alternate sources for products and services. Ensures the supplier selection process provides optimum quality at the most cost effective price.
  • Administers and oversees the warranty recovery process for all applicable parts and/or services.
  • Arbitrates any denied warranty to ensure that the maximum value and recovery is received on a timely basis.
  • Maintains awareness of applicable airworthiness or maintenance events to capture applicable warranty opportunities. Ensures all warranty goals and audit requirements are met.
  • Monitors and tracks all purchase/warranty orders to ensure deliveries or awards are made according to established schedules.
  • Develops and maintains data reflecting suppliers’ performance, producing performance reports, as directed.
  • Monitors all aspects of the supply chain, including overall cycle time, to ensure parts are available when and where they are needed.
  • May require the monitoring of inventory levels to ensure part availability, balancing required service levels to the company’s financial cost. Requirement may include generating requisitions for purchase or initiating the movement of existing inventory to support demand.
  • Ensures all assigned goals are met within established guidelines and timeframe.
  • Assists in providing “on the job” training for other department associates.
  • Assists in providing project development and tracking through project completion of associated materials.
  • Assists in the identification of cost savings measures, including PMA candidates, bulk purchase potential and inventory balancing.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned, from time to time.

  • Two years of college or two years of professional business experience for each year of required college.
  • Supply Chain Management/Procurement, Contract or Warranty background a plus but not required.
  • Must possess and demonstrate sufficient understanding of systems and processes and complete training as required.
  • Must possess and demonstrate above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess and be able to demonstrate intermediate skill level in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent business experience.
  • Must be able to work extra hours when necessary.
  • Travel may be necessary.


Providing world-class service to our customers starts with providing world-class benefits to our employees. Endeavor Air employees receive a competitive total compensation package which includes a variety of benefits to choose from and some of the best perks around.

  • Free or reduced-rate travel privileges on Delta Air Lines and 80+ air carriers worldwide for employees and eligible family members
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • 401(k) with Company Match starting on Day 1
  • Operational Performance Rewards (OPR) Program
  • Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and voluntary supplementary benefit options
USD $39,243.00/Yr.
USD $52,324.00/Yr.

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work, Temporary work, Worldwide, Gangs, Flexible hours,

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