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Materials Controller

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08 February 2024



Job Description
Zenon are delighted to be recruiting on behalf of an Air Cargo Operator based in the London Heathrow area for a Material Controller on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the procurement of Aircraft materials, goods, services, and equipment required for the clients growing fleet of Aircraft, such as the B747-400. The role holder will also be required to manage the end-to-end logistics cycle required to ensure the client’s maintenance teams are provided with the required material efficiently.

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

• Responsible for Procurement and document aircraft and non-aircraft related goods/materials.
• Manage AOG (Aircraft on Ground) situations effectively and in a speedy manner.
• Negotiate with vendors to ensure best value is being offered, monitor, and expedite Purchase Orders.
• Assist in the development and execution of service contracts and maintenance support programs.
• Participate in the development of company and customer needs, specifications, proposals, and selection of vendors.
• Manage day to day tasks through the organisations ERP system and repair management liaison with vendors and various repair stations.
• Work with the Maintenance Planning Team to refine demand forecast accuracy.
• Report issues regarding vendor performance, cost, quality, and delivery to Technical Supply Chain Manager.
• Work with other departments to assist in the management of inventory requirements, level of stock and one-time purchases.
• Managing freight forwarders and couriers to ensure efficient delivery of inbound and outbound global shipments.
• Define customs regimes according to the UK & International Trade strategy, follow and implement guidelines and binding customs standards as part of the Customs Compliance Management System.
• Evaluate and identify Customs simplified / special procedures and implement processes and control measures to ensure compliance with active programs.
• Check contracts for customs law relevance.
• Complete compliance documents.
• Negotiating the cost of shipping.
• Process returns shipments of customer owned property.
• Provide excellent customer account management both internal and external to the business.
• Attend customer /supplier meetings, which may include occasional business travel.
• Develop business opportunities with suppliers and Customers.
• Be capable of leveraging positive relationships with suppliers using all modes of communication.
• Support administration team to expedite open orders to achieve required delivery and service levels.

Minimum Skills and Experience:

• A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience and applied knowledge in the Procurement environment (Preferably Aviation Sector)
• Ideally currently working in a similar role and is used to dealing not only in straightforward sales and purchasing roles but also with loans and exchanges agreements.
• In addition, the right applicant should have experience in cost estimating, related aviation terminology and a sound knowledge of spare parts processes preferred.
• Experience of the Maintenance Management System AMOS or similar would be advantageous.
• Aerospace-related qualifications would be an advantage.
• Familiar with different currencies and conversions.
• Knowledgeable on, and practicing of, human factors, human performance, and limitations.
• Knowledge of applicable officially recognized European/International regulations, being FAA, TCCA, EASA Part-145, PGS-15, ADR, IATA category 7/8.

Why Choose Zenon Aviation?

In the ever changing and dynamic marketplace, Zenon Aviation knows that the support and care we provide to candidates is vital in assisting you in achieving your career aspirations.

Our team of dedicated consultants will deal with your application efficiently and more importantly confidentially, providing a professional and reliable service.

If the above opportunity is of interest to you, please forward your CV to our Recruitment Director Kevin Small in confidence.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and unless you hear from us within 5 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Zenon Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.