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Manager of Technical Purchasing - Wayne, Pennsylvania

Company/Organization: Eastern Airlines LLC

Position: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 1/18/2022 2:49:09 PM


Position/Title: Manager of Technical Purchasing
Reports to: Director of Technical Services
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania (#8220;Philly#8221;)

A. Overview

At Eastern Airlines curiosity and excitement for growth go a long way. In fact, Eastern Airlines was launched by seekers, adventurers and above all fliers. Our rich legacy and pioneering spirit are still evident in our team today. Our open-hearted attitude, respect for the people we fly and our attention to
detail is what sets Eastern Airlines apart from its competitors. Natural curiosity and hunger for wonder are behaviors that make our employees successful.
This summary provides a listing of the knowledge, skills and abilities that are critical components of the position Manager of Technical Purchasing.

B. General

This is a full-time position that will report to the Director of Technical Services.
The Manager Technical Purchasing is responsible for the routine purchasing of materials and the repair of rotable components for Eastern Airlines. The position interacts with the Director of Quality Assurance, Sr. Manager Material Control and Supply Chain, the company's Flight Mechanics, other Quality auditors, Director of Maintenance, and Vice President Maintenance and Engineering. The successful candidate will have a high level of integrity and exhibit the values and culture of the company while working with the maintenance team and other company team members in a fast paced/dynamic environment.

C. Duties and Responsibilities

- Responsible for helping to coordinate the management of AOG and non-AOG critical material support functions and/or coordinating with material control and the supply chain.
- Develops sources of supply that provide critical support while remaining cost-effective;
- Responsible for ensuring that purchased and repaired items are airworthy, and have required certification documentation;
- Manages buying to provide timely, cost effective and disciplined acquisition of quality materials in support of aircraft maintenance;
Institutes systems and procedures for purchasing control and rotable repair administration;
- Responsible for overseeing all aircraft repair needs and for reviewing related invoices before payment;
- Responsible for all inventory forecasting including all initial provisioning models;
- Responsible for accurately tracking and analyzing the department's budget;
- Resolves problem invoices that have a pricing or receipt discrepancy;
- Works for all departments on problem solving and assuring that Aircraft are released on time;
- Focus on creating contracts to reduce overall costs and meet budget/expense requirements;
- Directs disposition of all unserviceable inventory for repair or production hold;
- Evaluates suppliers through objective performance measurements;
- Develops new sources of supply based upon quality and cost metrics;
- Directs, monitors, and reports on procurement projects;
- Responsible for the timely and cost-effective shipping of repaired and purchased items;
- Ensures that items are prepared for shipping in a proper manner to protect against damage;
- Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director of Technical Services or VP MX Engineering.


D. Education and Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree is a plus but not required or related education/experience;
- Airframe and Powerplant license is preferred but not required;
- Five (5) years of Procurement/Procurement Planning/Material Control experience within the aviation industry is required;
- Strong decision making and problem-solving skills required;
- Demonstrates excellent management, communication skills, professionalism, and positive customer service attitude without compromising quality;
- Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite and the Internet;
- Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a dynamic environment;
- Some travel may be required;
- Pass a two (2) year drug and alcohol background check, pre-employment drug test, and criminal history records check (CHRC);
- Eligible to work in the United States.

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