Air Arabia Cabin Crew – Technical Procurement Officer

Website Air Arabia

Job Description:

To manage the technical procurement for the engineering and maintenance activities of Air Arabia fleet and 3rd Party aircrafts including spare parts, components, tools, and equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates new vendors and suppliers and carries necessary arrangements and pre-qualification requirements, if needed, in coordination with Quality Assurance and Finance Departments.
  • Ensures minimum stock level of parts is maintained; raises orders for replenishments and replacements against scraped items as per adopted procedures.
  • Acts as an interface between Stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure all the technical procurement requirements are been purchased and delivered timely and cost-effectively as per Company’s defined measures and Airbus approved specifications.
  • Establishes effective relationships with cross-functional teams to enhance productivity and quality of services provided by the procurement team; raises issues and suggestions to the corresponding manager accordingly.
  • Partners with Stakeholder to manage the “Robbery” of engines or components to ensure continued airworthiness and operational requirements of aircrafts.
  • Supports in setting up a strategy, operating procedures and Suppliers’ KPIs to ensure best quality and prices are being achieved for all goods and services prior to signing any contract with suppliers.
  • Supports in assessing the performance of existing vendors and suppliers prior to renewing contracts; monitors the vendors’ valuation forms, questionnaires, reports, history, payments, etc.; identifies alternate providers whenever needed.
  • Establishes the required credit references and account set-up procedures in conjunction with the Finance Department and respective suppliers; coordinates to resolve any pricing or payments issues.
  • Takes part in the negotiations conducted with suppliers on commercial contracts terms and prices ensuring all are done as per Air Arabia adopted procedures and quality standards, Airworthiness regulations and as per Airbus and OEMs’ approved specifications.
  • Partners with the Stores Inspector to control any stores’ discrepancies, mismatch or damages and to resolve the same with suppliers immediately.

Job Requirements:

  • Possesses appropriate knowledge of the legal requirements of the GCAA.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office skills.
  • Alternately, a higher diploma or certificate in the related field from a recognized university or engineering college combined with the needed experience and exposure.
  • Fluent in English Language.
  • Engineering Inventory Software certificate is a plus.
  • Developed skills in cost-estimation analysis and managing budget.
  • Experienced in working with a team of professionals (Engineers and Technicians) in a frequently changing environment with heavy work-load schedules and ad-hoc scenarios.
  • Experienced in Vendor relationship: tender submissions, contracts, and SLAs of technical nature.
  • Project Management certificate, or alternately the proven corresponding working experience.
  • Professional membership of associations related to the Aviation/Airlines industry is a plus.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills: reporting, presentations, etc.
  • 3+ years’ related working experience in a similar role handling technical procurement in the Engineering Department in the Aviation industry; low cost airline is an advantage.
  • Bachelor degree in Management or equivalent from a recognized university; a degree in Aircraft Engineering/Aeronautical/Electro-Mechanical or equivalent is highly preferred.
  • Specialized industry knowledge in procurement & inventory management systems, acquisition & Contract management.

Job Details:

Company: Air Arabia

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Application Deadline: N/A

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