This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Operations Control Center as a Supply Chain Operations Planner. This role is responsible for optimising spares support, to minimise the number of aircraft delays and deferred defects, to meet the agreed service levels and maximise overall cost efficiency of the entire Virgin Atlantic Fleet.
The Supply Chain Operations Planners will provide 24-hour, 365-day materials operational support for the entire Virgin Atlantic Fleet worldwide.
Develop clear plan & implement to source spares for worldwide operations, within a tight time scale
Build a degree of flexibility into plans / develop backup procedure
Initiate & manage AOG (Aircraft On Ground) procedures, to purchasing / sourcing spares to recover any A/C to minimise delay, authorise hand carry or charter and implement the most cost efficient way
Authorise loan and sales to other operators, to increase company profit.
Advise Technical Operations and Maintenance control daily on the planned action to satisfy time limited deferred defects; ensuring planned action meets the operational requirements
Authorise borrow or exchange of spares from other operators in extreme circumstances
Ensure there are sufficient spare coverage at all outstations to support VAA (Virgin Atlantic) operation and meet agreed service levels and maximise overall cost efficiency of the entire VAA fleet
Out of hours initiate procedures and provide technical spares support for VAA Aircraft and components undergoing work by third party, liaising with third parties at all times.
Analyse and investigate high and low consumption of spares and report on trends
The placement of quotation requests and tenders and the analyst of supplier responses, prior to placement of purchase orders after negotiation with suppliers at terms and conditions favourable to the company
As a Supply Chain Operations Planner, you will be Educated to A level standard or equivalent and hold a CIPS qualification or equivalent. You will have a good working knowledge of European Aviation Safety Agency / Civil Aviation Authority and Federal Aviation Administration publications.
Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.