10 years or more experience in direct aircraft procurement.
Strategic, conceptual and entrepreneurial way of thinking.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Network with counter parties (vendors or lessors etc.) will be an advantage.
Strong leadership skills to effectively manage category processes and cross functional teams.
Strong process and project management experience.
Proven ability to drive cost reduction projects.
Strong analytical skills ability to understand and define the most critical issues and develop methodologies for collecting and analyzing relevant data.
Strong business acumen with good sense of deal closing.
Excellent English communication skills.
Core duties :
This is a key leadership role to manage the procurement operations for continuous business development. As a technical expert, you will oversee all the Aircraft purchasing and sourcing activities to maximize cost saving, from strategic development to providing supply chain support.
You will manage the suppliers to drive continuous improvement in efficiency. You will facilitate the resources allocation and coordinate across global offices.
Specific duties including, but not restricted to :
Responsible for purchasing new aircraft and engines by developing and implementing strategies to deliver the lowest total cost, the primary goal is to implement, support, and complete the successful execution of aircraft purchasing
Strong ability to procure and negotiate agreements at the good rate
Critical to being successful in this role is a passion for understanding the details of supply chain management and utilizing that depth of knowledge to improve the flow of purchasing procedure.
Familiarity with Boeing and Airbus market developments and general aviation industry related manufacturing techniques
Observe market tendencies (innovation, overall state of supplier market and vendors) and perform market trend analysis
Ensure that the sourcing, pre-qualification and evaluation of suppliers is carried out as per company standards / policies.
Report to CEO / COO