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Purchasing and Materials Manager

Company: Gama Aviation Plc
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Gama Aviation has operations in 45 locations in 17 countries across five continents, making it one of the world's leading aviation services companies. Its services include line and base maintenance, FBO services, engineering design, aircraft management, charter operations, and aviation and ground management systems. We are well placed to offer you a challenging and rewarding career in an exciting and dynamic industry. This is an opportunity to join a team with an incredible depth of knowledge as well as the drive to deliver service excellence to our clients across a wide variety of sectors from the military to private, ultra-high-net-worth individuals. This position oversees the procurement and inventory control of parts, material, and variable overhead items required to support aircraft maintenance. This includes adhering to the regulatory requirements of the FAA Repair Station & Quality Control Manual and EASA Supplements, while managing a team through a 24/7 operating environment. - Responsibilities

  • Creation and continuous improvement of operating policies and procedures to cover all purchasing of 'cost of sales' items and variable overheads.
  • Centralized oversight ensuring adherence to process and financial controls
  • Own and develop the purchasing process methodology
  • Lead the operational implementation of a robust PO process facilitating 3-way match, robust GRNI (Goods Received No Invoice) output
  • Work with the Group's Business Process Manager to design and deliver changes to the Corridor MRO system and/or associated processes
  • Create and roll out appropriate procedures nationwide in conjunction with VPs and Base Managers
  • Design and deliver training to educate relevant operational staff on the process and policy requirements, i.e. timely receipts against PO's, aging of open PO's etc
  • Create exception reports, management info as needed by divisional and Group management
  • Support the financial month end process by identifying expenses incurred for matching of invoices received vs not received
  • Integrate operational outputs with finance, validate financial positions etc
  • Implement warehouse inventory procedures and controls and interface with Finance team
  • Implement automated reporting systems to aid inventory management.
  • Maintain vendor portfolio and negotiate appropriate contracts and discount structures.
  • Create and maintain pricing profiles to various customer profiles.
  • Perform cost reduction analyses and implement cost reduction measures.
  • Manage and mentor team based at sites around the country
  • Interface with finance and management team on an ongoing basis.
  • Avoid charges related to late core returns by maintaining efficiencies and oversight of all returns.
  • Work independently, multi-task, and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Review invoicing issues related to material processing
  • Other duties as assigned. Requirements:
    • Five (5) years of experience working in in corporate aviation industry
    • Purchasing: 10 years (Preferred)
    • Experience within:
      • Inventory and cost accounting principles.
      • Effective project management
      • Contract negotiation
      • Process improvement
      • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related (Preferred)
      • Strong use of Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Excel
      • Strong people skills and ability to work and interface effectively with the team at all levels at different sites, as well as customers and vendors.
      • Available for occasional travel to different sites and ability to provide hands on training / assistance You have been redirected to a Gama Aviation Engineering job page

Keywords: Gama Aviation Plc, Fort Lauderdale , Purchasing and Materials Manager, Executive , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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