Engineering Technical Buyer
Glasgow, Purchasing Department
(Temporary role for a fixed term of 1 year to cover maternity leave)
A vacancy has arisen within the Purchasing Department as an Engineering Technical Buyer. The Buyer will need to be proactive in problem resolution and flexible in their work approach. The overall purpose of the job is supporting aircraft maintenance checks undertaken at Loganair Base Maintenance facility or service providers.
Q Managing all the purchasing requirements related to the assigned Base Maintenance Checks. Liaise with spares request originators, Production Controller, Base Maintenance Supervisors and Head of Base Maintenance to ensure that the orders are prioritized and generated in time, to accurately reflect the target dates to complete the task effectively.
Q Running the preloads ensuring that the requested spare parts are placed in the aircraft BIN before the start of the Base Maintenance Checks.
Q Order progression to ensure orders will arrive on time to support aircraft maintenance inputs and ensuring hastening is conduct and information/responses are provided to Engineering for part supply / delay.
Q Requesting quotes for the shortages raised for base maintenance checks and ensure the highest quality and best prices for the materials purchased.
Q Raising the repair orders based on the repair requisition received from the Material Controller, checking the history of components and liaising with Technical Services to ensure accurate defect description is sent to vendors and reduce the number of claims and no fault founds. Placing Warranty Claims when applicable. Daily export of the status of unserviceable items removed from the assigned aircraft in check, to double check the items remaining unserviceable in quarantine and to action these in a timely manner. To chase Store Personnel and Base Maintenance Supervisor for the rotables replaced/removed but not made visible in the system, to ensure a quick replenishment of the stock.
Q Raising the Spare Parts Daily Report for the Base Maintenance checks.
Q Attending regular meetings to update the spare parts status report for Base Maintenance Supervisor and Head of Base Maintenance.
Q At the end of every check, generating reports to show the spares used and the cost generated by the Maintenance Check in relation with the spare parts used.
Q Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk to supply chain (availability issues, price increases, etc.)
Q Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or documents and invoice issues
Q Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
Q Conduct research for new parts/materials and suppliers.
Q Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
Skills and Attributes:
Q Ability to understand the market (parts availability and resources, delivery terms and prices) and to use it for the Company’s benefit.
Q Knowledge of purchasing, supply chain and planning, resource allocation, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the stock replenishment and distribution of goods with minimum cost.
Q Quality data and reporting - ensuring all daily transactions are reliably and correctly recorded on the company computer system.
Q Learning systematically from past strategies.
Q Proficiency in Microsoft Packages is necessary and prior use of OASES (or similar) would be beneficial.
The closing date is 9th of September 2019