Shorterm Group are currently working with an Aerospace client who are seeking an experienced Buyer. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a primary role in supporting business growth and cost management and provide strategic Procurement intelligence.
*Adhere to the companies Maintenance Procedures, among which the relevant parts of the MOE and applicable work instructions. *Attend pre-input meetings and prepare purchase orders and arrange slots with external vendors for the overhaul and repair of aircraft units and parts. *Track materials, tools and ground support equipment for the purpose of recertification and maintenance schedules *Ensure timely calibration of tools. *Negotiating and executing robust supplier contractual frameworks *Identify alternate and superseded part numbers. *Identify and schedule critical paths and assign priorities. Determine priority items to ensure parts are delivered on time and are readily available. *Coordinate repair and overhaul quotes and lead times. *Place purchase orders and ensure that purchased parts, materials, consumables, standard tools, special tools, ground support equipment or services are conforming to specified purchase requirements. *Take into account warranty and special programs, when obtaining parts, spares or services from the proper supplier. *Ensure that parts/maintenance/overhauls are ordered only at suppliers/(sub)contractors on the ASL. *Arrange and track shipments with forwarders, for AOG's as well as other shipments. *Generate purchase order requests through the P/O system in SAP and to monitor timely delivery *Track incoming AOG orders and report the status immediately to the Project Responsible and the Project Manager. *Monitor timely deliveries and inform the Material Supervisor if orders are delayed ('constraints'). *Handle core and warranty issues and programs. *Work with the Material Handlers to monitor and re-order consumables suing min/max principles to ensure stock outages are minimized on high turnover items. *Ensure the timely acquisition of parts, materials and tooling needed to service the customer aircraft by planning and forecasting requirements and coordinating acquisition with suppliers and stores personnel *Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and experience
*You a Bachelor's degree (or qualified by experience) in Purchasing or Inventory Management *Experience in aviation or material/parts environment *You have basic knowledge of aircraft parts and terminology *Knowledge of, human factors, human performance and limitations *Knowledge of and experience with logistics processes *Knowledgeable on EWIS and CDCCL when relevant (e.g. tooling requirements) *You have computer skills necessary to learn and/or operate word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, email, and web-based applications *You have the planning and organisational skills necessary to prioritise and coordinate workload within a multiple project setting with rapidly changing priorities *You have interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Planning Department and Maintenance Staff *You have basic knowledge on applicable officially recognized European regulations, being EASA Part-145, PGS-15, ADR, IATA category 7/8 *Training 'Airfreight Security Employee' (if access to store) *Training 'Road Transport/Awareness ADR' (Dangerous Goods)
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