Manager Material Planning & Purchasing

Manager Material Planning & Purchasing

locationDubai - United Arab Emirates
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
ExpiresExpires: Expiring in 6 days
Technical and engineering
more than 10 years of experience

Description - External

To Manage the Material Planning, Purchasing and Repairs within Engineering & Maintenance division to support the divisional activities. Ensure efficient process and procedures to deliver maximum efficiency in terms of material availability and utilization avoiding obsolescence or surplus to optimize cost of ownership. Accountable to manage inventory- owned, pooled, leased and consigned parts with clean record of assets always. Responsible to efficiently negotiate and manage all types of contracts with supplier support agreements with OEM’s and Aircraft manufacturer. Capable of managing initial provisioning, re provisioning, repair management, loans, modification and BFE materials. Ensuring Quality and Safety standards are maintained to the highest level. Possess leadership skills and management capabilities to manage competitive supply chain support.


Key Activities 

  1. Prepare the annual budget for the spares and materials to support the flydubai fleet of Aircraft.
  2. Plan the procurement of spares and materials cost effectively within the approved budget including BFE.
  3. Management of component repairs and sub-contracts.            
  4. Ability to negotiate with vendors and OEM’s for supplier support agreements.
  5. Negotiate and manage the component pool and ensure vendor KPI’s are achieved
  6. Manage and monitor PBH & JIT contracts
  7. Ensure flydubai owned assets are controlled and reconciled
  8. Liaise with MCC, Engineering and maintenance within the division and other departments for any material procurement related activities.
  9. Manage Base maintenance and outstation MRO’s material requirements.
  10. Good understanding and knowledge of technical documents and aircraft parts specification
  11. Ensure departmental measurements are achieved and company goals are accomplished
  12. Represent materials in operational meetings and provide required information to the Head of Materials

Qualifications - External


Minimum Qualification

  • University degree in related field or full technological degree in related subject or equivalent.


  • Minimum 15 years of practical experience in an aviation material function and 5 years in similar role

Knowledge / Skills

  • Ability to work well independently & cross functionally as part of a team. Strong communication, time management & problem solving skills. Demonstrate experience in computer system. Ability to analyse information and make decisions.

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge in AMOS system is an added advantage
  • Possess Material provisioning skill
  • Ability to participate in contract negotiation and cost analysis 


• Team work

• Strategic Thinking

• Effective communication

• Resilience and Flexibility (Can do attitude)

• Decision Making

• Inspiring & Developing others

• Personal Accountability & Commitment to achieve

• Costumer Focus  

• Business Acumen


Reads and complies with the ISR policies of the Company and diligently reports any weakness or incidents to the respective Line Manager or the Information Security team. Completes all required ISR awareness sessions and follows associated guidelines in the day-to-day business operations.

Years of experience

  • more than 10 years of experience