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Contracts Analyst

Seattle, WA

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

The Contracts Analyst is responsible for developing solutions for performing complex and specialized duties related to the preparation and processing of contracts for a wide variety of good and services in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies at Alaska Air.

As an individual contributor, this role makes recommendations to improve on monitor and coordinate the contract approval process from contract generation to contract execution for all contracts; and serves as the Custodian of Records for all contracts.

Key Duties

  • Develops contracts for approval based on developed templates for goods and services.
  • Develops and monitors and coordinates the contract approval process from contract generation to contract execution for all contracts, which includes distribution of all contracts, amendments, and extensions as assigned.
  • Makes recommendations as Custodian of Records for all contracts and develops and maintains database for tracking all assigned contracts and related documents.
  • Assures accuracy of contracts and appropriate approval signatures, and modifies contracts for amendments, extensions and change orders.
  • Confers with requestors to administer assigned contracts and agreements, agreement amendments, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), correspondence and reports.
  • Responds to questions concerning the interpretation, requirements, terms and limitations of contracts and legal agreements.
  • Participates in developing periodic reports to management concerning contract activities as needed.
  • Performs research through various methods to determine conformance of proposed contracts for the purpose of making recommendations to properly executing a given contract.
  • Develops training materials and provide training to staff on company procedures related to the contract approval process.
  • Assures that all documents are completed in accordance with established policies, regulations, and quality standards.
  • Attends trainings, workshops, and other professional development events to maintain current knowledge and identify emerging trends related to assigned duties.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports related to section activities, budget, and personnel.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 2 years of contract processing and administration or related area.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related discipline, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.
  • Skills are required to apply company, state and federal policies and regulations; operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; analyzing data; using pertinent software applications.
  • Create strong customer and transportation carrier relationships.
  • Ability to perform complex and specialized duties related to contract preparation, interpretation, and processing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication across all levels of the business.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Salary Range

$74,400 -- $111,600 / year

Salary Details

Pay will be based on multiple factors, including and not limited to location, relevant experience/level and skillset while balancing internal equity relative to other Alaska/Horizon employees. Alaska/Horizon is committed to fair, unbiased compensation along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate.

Note: We don’t typically hire at the top of the range.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Free stand-by travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air
  • Comprehensive well-being programs including medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Generous 401k match program
  • Quarterly and annual bonus plans
  • Generous holiday and paid time off

For more information about Alaska/Horizon Total Rewards please visit our career site and view benefits.

Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 5/23/2024

Employment Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Regular/Temporary Regular

Requisition ID 2024-12324

Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics.

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. If you’d like to view a copy of our affirmative action plans, please fill out an AAP Inspection Request Form. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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