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Inventory Planner / Buyer

Vacancy Details

Location: Dublin
Region: Republic of Ireland
Job Type: Specialist
Category: On the Ground
Closing Date: 03/21/2019
Date Posted: 03/07/2019
Reference: M1438


Role Title: Inventory Planner/Buyer 
Maintenance & Engineering Department Dublin 

Applications are currently being invited for the role of Inventory Planner/Buyer. We are looking for a Inventory Planner/Buyer  to join our Maintenance & Engineering Department. We’re the department that is responsible for maintenance of our Fleet of A320, A321, and A330 aircraft. Based in Hangar 6 at Dublin Airport with Line Maintenance departments in Dublin, Shannon, Cork and also at UK and North American stations our aircraft engineers perform line maintenance and check (base) maintenance on all of our fleet up to A checks. Maintenance activities are supported by our own Engineering, Planning, Quality Assurance and Materials (Logistics) departments.

Reporting to the Inventory, Supplier & Materials Data Specialist the Inventory Planner/Buyer is responsible for maintaining inventory as required to support Maintenance and Line requirements. They are required to review manage and release advance stock order requirements in support of all planned maintenance, line and heavy maintenance.

Your role:

Maintaining Inventory as required to support all Maintenance and Line requirements.
Reviewing, managing and releasing advance stock order requirements in support of all planned maintenance, line and heavy maintenance. This will include high cost investment related to medication kitting and service bulletin material acquisition
Adjusting settings in advance re order proposal to cater for future likely material demands or changing scenarios to avoid unnecessary stock build up
Daily check onpart admin update – ensuring critical data elements added accurately – such as Part Type data associated with obsolescence calculation.
Assisting the Inventory, Supplier & Materials Data Specialist in review and follow on sourcing of rotables and expendables required in support of new or leased aircraft arrivals.
Ensuring adequate supply of required essential components and consumables – whilst maintaining major focus on cost avoidance.
Monthly reporting on C&E (Consumable) Inventory, C&E Excess/Surplus identification, Rotable Inventory, Quarterly Rotable excess & deficiency review (software assistance with rotable excess outstanding – and will facilitate more regular review activity), Inventory Turn calculation – in support of Inventory, Supplier & Materials Data Specialist.
Assisting Inventory, Supplier & Materials Data Specialist in organising regular monthly and quarterly review activity with key Supplier interface units; Chase regular reporting, performance adherence and remedies rewards for the company as opportunities present themselves

To be considered for the position of Inventory Planner/Buyer, candidates must meet the following:

Your qualifications & key criteria: 

Fully literate in all MS Office applications including Excel (High Level of Proficiency), Word, and PowerPoint
Specific Inventory management, buying and supplier management awareness 
Knowledge of and familiarity with Rotable and Consumable supply and Demand challenges 
Proven negotiation skills 
Strong mathematical & numerical competency
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
Provendecision-making skills with the ability to make timely, clear-cut, well informed evaluated decisions
Flexible and adaptable with an ability to deliver and drive change
Fluent in English, both written and spoken 
Eligible to live and work in the EU * 
Current unrestricted worldwide passport 
Provide two verifiable references 
Able to pass a five year security background check 

Desirable Criteria:
Knowledge of AMOS would be an advantage

*If you are a non Irish Citizen, you will need to be in possession of a current police disclosure certificate from your home country. If you have lived outside the Republic of Ireland for more than 6 months you will also be required to hold a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries 

What we offer:

Competitive salary
Generous paid annual leave 
Annual performance related bonus 
Heavily discounted staff travel privileges with Aer Lingus and some select partner airlines
Prime location in Dublin Airport 
Annual salary reviews 
Employer pension contribution to a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Life assurance cover
Income protection cover
Paid sick leave
Employee assistance program
Cycle-to-Work scheme and Tax Saver Scheme
Subsidised staff canteen 
Subsidised dry cleaners and various airport discounts
Learning & Development support through a catalogue of courses 
Opportunity to work in a team environment and to grow your career in Ireland’s only 4 star airline
Annual Make a Difference Day andteam social events

Closing Date: Thursday 21st March 2019  
If you will be unavailable at any stage within three weeks from the closing date of this SVN, please indicate this clearly on your application form. For ease of administration please include an alternative contact number (mobile number) on your application form to facilitate contact outside of regular working hours. 


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you eligible to live and work in EU without restriction?
  • Will you be 18 years of age on 1st September 2018?
  • Are you fluent in English, both spoken and written?
  • Can you provide a verifiable 5 year background/employment history?
  • Can you provide 2 verifiable references?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence in Ireland?
  • Is there anything that would prevent you passing our security clearance process?
  • Are you prepared to complete a medical questionnaire & medical examination?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence (ref Criminal Justice Act 2016)

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