AAR CORP Sr. Product Line Rep in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Sr. Product Line Rep

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 7618

AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.


  • Support the selling function and will carry out a variety of tasks and functions.

  • Maintain efficient and profitable support for the day-to-day operations of the Product Line.

  • May train Product Line Representatives.


  • Understand and be able to explain all aspects of the product line.

  • Maximize sales and margin objectives.

  • Expand existing traditional business.

  • Identify and pursue purchase opportunities available in the marketplace.

  • Support onsite personnel.

  • Identify inventory acquisition opportunities.

  • Identify market trends and coordinate with sales group to anticipate areas of opportunities.

  • Ensure that inventory management and shareholder value is maximized.

  • Provide Technical solutions and planning.

  • Establish preferred pricing levels with suppliers.

  • May train other Product Line Representatives.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities

  • Teamwork: works harmoniously with others to get a job done, responds positively to instructions/procedures, and works well with others

  • Strong customer orientation

  • Advanced computer proficiency

  • Negotiating skills: must have confidence and the ability to be persuasive and assertive


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 12-18 months of direct aviation Product Line Representative experience required.

  • 2 years of aviation experience or demonstrated high level of product line knowledge.

  • Ability to articulate and compose business opportunities.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and highly technical environment.


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.

  • The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting.

  • Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as, opportunities for professional development and growth. Our newly remodeled Wood Dale office also has an on-site cafeteria and fitness center. We also have the option to work from our downtown office on a reservation basis.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through the career section on www.aarcorp.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran