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about 1 year ago
American Airlines
Location: London, London Heathrow Airport
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Executive Positions Jobs

Job Title: Material Logistics Specialist                         Level/Work Group: 71/Non-Management

Job Title Sharp: Specialist, Material Logistics             Direct Reports: N/A

Reports to: Regional Manager Supply EMEA              Hours per week: 37.5

Location: London Heathrow Airport

Role Summary

Control the issue and usage of all aircraft parts and provide related support to AA Technical Operations.

In addition to daily stock handling, the role also involves logistics, import/export, and assisting customers/other Airlines with AOG assistance.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Control the issue and usage of all related aircraft spares and technical support items

Maintain the aircraft parts stockroom in accordance with strict Customs/FAA controls

Import/export logistics – airwaybill creation, commercial invoices, customs declarations and clearance

Handling of hazardous/high value shipments (correct packaging, identifying Dangerous Goods for transport in accordance with IATA regulations).

Process all documentation and transactions, both manually and in inventory systems

Ad-hoc commercial purchasing decisions when required

Liaise/organise with other airlines and stations in sourcing and transporting emergency aircraft parts (AOG)

Assistance at other European locations when required

Inventory stocktaking, identifying and control of shelf life items

Recognise and adapt to changes in procedures and inventory control systems

Complete mandated departmental self-audits and be accountable for audit findings


To be responsible for the safety of themselves and others by complying with safety directives and adopting safe work methods

Willingness to work in a shift environment (including weekends, public holidays and evenings)

Ad-hoc travel when required, occasionally at short notice

To comply with the AA Rules of Conduct Europe & Pacific and work within the context of all company’s policies & procedures

To maintain a standard of dress code that is appropriate to the role and in accordance with the company’s uniform/dress policy

To be aware of and sensitive to differences and work in a way consistent with the principles of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice

To maintain and respect confidentiality at all times and to ensure adherence to the company’s Non- Disclosure & Confidentiality Policy

To actively participate in regular coaching & counselling meetings, performance reviews and development meetings

To undertake appropriate training as agreed with their manager and to take responsibility for self-development

To undertake any other duties which are consistent with the position. This job description is intended as a guide to the main responsibilities of the position and not an exhaustive list of duties and tasks

To work in any other AA location as and when necessary and if applicable to the position

This job description is subject to periodic review and it is expected the employee will contribute to the continued development of the role and work flexibly in response to the changing business needs and operational requirements.

Person Specification


A good level of literacy and numeracy.

Good clear oral and written communication skills.

Physically fit with good color vision to perform stock handling and movement.

Must recognize the unique challenges in working in an airline environment.

Must embrace the team ethic and be prepared to assist and share knowledge.

Must be reliable and punctual.

Must be proactive in maintaining and improving their skill set.

Must be willing to assume additional responsibility in a temporary position when required

Driving licence

Ability to work under pressure and multi-task whilst retaining a positive approach when dealing with AOG and time critical situations


Knowledge of SAP or other warehousing/inventory systems is desirable

Evidence of experience in a similar role e.g. the retail sector

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