Material Controller

Job Description

The Engineering Team at One Air are delighted to advertise this exciting vacancy, giving those who are qualified the opportunity to work with an enthusiastic Team that love the Boeing 747, this opportunity is for a Material Controller. If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications and wish to apply for this role please send your full CV with a covering email confirming which role you are applying for, with confirmation that you have the right to work and live in the UK and send to Closing date for this vacancy is Friday 5th  May 2024.

JOB TITLE: Material Controller
REPORTING TO: Technical Supply Chain Manager
SALARY: £44,100 per annum
LOCATION: Head Office – Hampton Wick

Role Purpose

The role holder will be required to support the Technical Supply Chain Manager in the procurement of Aircraft materials, goods, services, and equipment required for our growing fleet of Aircraft, such as the B747-400. The role holder will also be required to manage the end-to-end logistics cycle required to ensure our maintenance teams are provided with the required material efficiently. You will be based at our HQ in Hampton Wick supporting our 24-hour Maintenance Control Centre.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities of the role:

  • Responsible for Procurement and document aircraft and non-aircraft related goods/materials in accordance with all laws, governmental regulations using company methods and processes and following company approval and authorization policy guidelines.
  • Manage AOG (Aircraft on Ground) situations effectively and in a speedy manner.
  • Negotiate with vendors to ensure best value is being offered.
  • Monitor and expedite Purchase Orders.
  • Assist in the development and execution of service contracts and maintenance support programs.
  • Participate in the development of company and customer needs, specifications, proposals, and selection of vendors.
  • Manage day to day tasks through the organisations ERP system.
  • Repair management liaison with vendors and various repair stations.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the Purchasing Department and the company.
  • Work with the Maintenance Planning Team to refine demand forecast accuracy.
  • Coordinate with requestors any specifications for requirements.
  • Report issues regarding vendor performance, cost, quality, and delivery to Technical Supply Chain Manager.
  • Work with other departments to assist in the management of inventory requirements, level of stock and one-time purchases.
  • Adhering to the appropriate chains of communication within the department and Company.
  • Managing freight forwarders and couriers to ensure efficient delivery of inbound and outbound global shipments.
  • Define customs regimes according to the UK & International Trade strategy, follow and implement guidelines and binding customs standards as part of the Customs Compliance Management System.
  • Evaluate and identify Customs simplified / special procedures and implement processes and control measures to ensure compliance with active programs.
  • Check contracts for customs law relevance.
  • Complete compliance documents.
  • Negotiating the cost of shipping.
  • Process return shipments of customer owned property.
  • Provide excellent customer account management both internal and external to the business.
  • Attend customer /supplier meetings, which may include occasional business travel.
  • Develop business opportunities with suppliers and Customers.
  • Be capable of leveraging positive relationships with suppliers using all modes of communication.
  • Support administration team to expedite open orders to achieve required delivery and service levels.
  • Assist department leadership with all tasks/projects as required.

    Key skills, knowledge, Experience required (i.e., those required to fulfil the role, including qualifications):

  • A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience and applied knowledge in the Procurement environment (Preferably Aviation Sector)
  • Ideally currently working in a similar role and is used to dealing not only in straightforward sales and purchasing roles but also with loans and exchanges agreements.
  • In addition, the right applicant should have experience in cost estimating, related aviation terminology and a sound knowledge of spare parts processes preferred.
  • Experience of the Maintenance Management System AMOS or similar would be advantageous.
  • Aerospace-related qualifications would be an advantage.
  • Familiar with different currencies and conversions.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, outgoing, and persuasive, a team player with accomplished negotiation skills and a success-orientated personality.
  • Able to communicate effectively with peers and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated capability of building relationships that can be used to help fulfil One Air’s objectives with the supply base.
  • Be able to communicate complex concepts or ideas in a succinct and easy to use fashion.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop plans and stick to timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and assess performance through the use of metrics as well as understand the nuances behind the numbers.
  • Proven ability to consistently produces high standards of work on a continuous basis.
  • Knowledgeable on, and practicing of, human factors, human performance, and limitations.
  • Proven interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective working relationships across the business.
  • Knowledge of applicable officially recognized European/International regulations, being FAA, TCCA, EASA Part-145, PGS-15, ADR, IATA category 7/8.

One Air Values underlined by our Behaviours :

Any additional relevant information:

The role is based at Head Office with some working from home and occasional travel within the UK the role holder should be flexible and may need to work a shift pattern.

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