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Safran USA/Canada
Location: Indianapolis
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Sales & Purchasing
Category: Controller Jobs
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters. Safran is also features at the top of the "Happy at Work" ranking compiled by the website meilleures-entreprises.com, as one of the most popular companies for young engineers* and in the LinkedIn Top Attractors in France.

*Universum and Trendence surveys

Safran Nacelles is the world's second largest aircraft nacelle manufacturer with over 18,400 pieces of equipment in use and over 116,000 flight hours a day. The company operates on all market segments, from regional and business aircraft to the largest airliners, and ranks first for prestigious business aircraft. Safran Nacelles employs nearly 3,800 people on its 13 sites in more than eight countries. For its clients, the company develops after-sales support as well as worldwide services for nacelles and their components.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Support functions - Purchasing

Job title

Purchasing and Inventory Controller

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Job description

Aircelle Services Americas facility is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, bringing the company's expertise in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for its jet engine nacelles that are operational across North and South America. The 17,000-square-ft. MRO shop provides high quality, cost effective and reliable maintenance solutions matched to customers' needs, having started with Aircelle-manufactured nacelles for regional aircraft and business jets – and now expanding to nacelles for single-aisle and wide body airliners. Its area of responsibility covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. In addition to metallic repairs, Aircelle Services Americas is specialized in composites work – which is particularly important with the increasing amount of composite materials utilized in jet engine nacelles.

Additional description

Responsible for managing the Purchasing – Inventory functions at the Safran Nacelles Services Americas LLC MRO facility.

Review documents submitted by buyers for prospective vendors to ensure compliance with all requirements

Organize documents submitted by vendors at time of Purchase Order submission or delivery of goods

Resolve receiving error issues in database

Maintain ingredient costing file and pricelists

Provide non-inventory purchasing support including following established guidelines and procedures for non-inventory purchases and maintain preferred vendor list

Perform item master maintenance transaction in all appropriate databases and systems

Update Purchase Orders with current delivery information

Coordinate Product Change Notification Process

Oversee Receiving Standard Operating Procedure's by ensuring they are current to meet compliance requirements and verify they are being followed

Develop relationships with suppliers to resolve delivery and quality concerns and obtain documents

Issues supplies, materials, manually pre-picks stock items; completes all necessary paperwork for stock items issued

Receives delivered supplies, materials, confirms that delivered goods match purchase order for quantity, condition and completes all necessary paperwork

Utilizes EPICOR & SAP for issues, returns, receipts of materials inputs essential data on all materials handled

Conducts weekly cycle counts of inventory materials base

Travel specifictity

Travel is not required for this position.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, genetic information or other legally protected status.

Candidate skills & requirements

Strong knowledge and understanding of purchasing procedures

Basic knowledge of business principles and processes and office protocol

Microsoft Operating System and Office Applications, including strong Excel skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Self-motivated and pro-active

Highly effective and persuasive communication skills

Vendor relations management

Filing and document management

Process improvement and documentation

Attention to detail; time-management, prioritization and organizational skills;

Observant, analytical, inquisitive and attentive

Physical requirements:
Stand, walk, bend, stoop, sit at a desk

Lift up to 50lbs

Ability to type and operate standard office equipment on a daily basis.

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Indiana

City (-ies)


Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 5 years

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