Cobham Aviation Services are recruiting for an Obsolescence Manager (Airworthiness) to be responsible for ensuring the continuous availability of component spares and for identifying alternative solutions/suppliers where necessary to ensure the on-going provision of approved items. This will be largely focussed around our fixed wing fleet of aircraft.
It is essential that you take a proactive approach to your work and are able to conceive and apply a range of solutions to complex problems. You will also need excellent interpersonal skills, a customer-centric approach and the ability to effectively prioritise and manage your workload.
The position is an individual specialist role with no direct reports. It reports into the CAMO Manager and is a key role within the CAMO team.
This position is based at our Bournemouth International Airport site and requires minimal travel:
Previous experience in a supply chain with aviation technical background
Previous experience in EASA Part M, Part 145 and Part 21 G & J environments
Demonstrable experience in obsolescence management working with a design office on modifications, as well as with procurement on engaging suppliers.
Identifying and managing all known obsolescence projects by engaging with all organisation stakeholders
Preparing and presenting progress reports to the Airworthiness Review Board
Liaising directly with principal OEMs on current and anticipated obsolescence issues
Analysing aircraft systems and components reliability data to mitigate risks when parts, spares, equipment, skills are likely to become obsolete
Working with Part 21J Design Organisations to support replacement solutions
Preparing and presenting business cases for obsolescence projects, including 'lifetime buys'
Recommend cost effective solutions and repair strategies to minimise costs and detrimental impact to operations
Developing an obsolescence network to understand best practice and utilise business opportunities
Maintaining the obsolescence database on components, detailing forward strategy and level of risk
Regularly reviewing industry practices for obsolescence management and initiating improvements when necessary
Meeting and where necessary negotiating with OEMs to establish obsolescence solutions
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