The Planner primarily responsible for the management of the spares operations for the entire fleet of aircraft. Is responsible for the spares ordering, tracking and managing of all spares. The Inventory Planner will also manage core tracking, warranties, and must maintain established minimum inventory levels at each base.
Inventory • Establish inventory stock levels with usage history, forecasts, shelf life, etc. • Utilize parts forecasting and historical usage data to plan lead-time orders and negotiate reschedules, cancellations and expedites of parts with OEMs and other suppliers. • Establish and maintain minimum spares for existing and new bases. Procurement • Review requisitions for proper description, quantity, and delivery requirements. • Obtain quotes/evaluate cost and negotiate final cost of spares for the fleet. • Compare/review/negotiate all OH/repair quotes (except where specific agreements require others to manage) • Procure components, equipment and supplies with a high level of reliability in a time critical aircraft operations environment. • Establish and maintain supplier relations and partnerships • Monitor purchase prices to meet cost reduction goals. • Complete all orders of factory new spares, Bell and AEC, PMA/NS/OH spares in accordance with the Inventory Control guidelines and procedures. • Manage the flow of materials from the order through receipt. • Review parts requirements and delivery schedules daily. • Continually monitor critical parts statusing and report on key items with up to date information. • Ensure material, supplies, components and equipment arrives on time to support maintenance requirements. • Manage and reconcile open vendor order reports. • Track all repairs/exchanges/loaners. • Resolve accounting, receiving and quality issues to ensure timely acceptance and payment of material. • Manage calibration of lead-time equipment. • Review supplier backorders and prepare reports for DOM on past due parts. • Assist mechanics with PN’s on aircraft and equipment installed as needed. Inventory Management • Conduct analysis to determine root causes and provides solutions in areas concerning maintenance inventory disruptions. • Maintains accurate audit trail of all supply transactions. • Lead and participate in cost control and reduction initiatives. • Analyze inventory for reduction of excess/slow moving stock via vendor returns. • Analyze inventory levels and related factors to manage inventory turn time • Manage inventory error rates • Manage within company inventory control procedures • Evaluate suppliers based on performance, quality and safety. • Research unserviceable parts in inventory and determine if they can be repaired or if they must be designated for scrap • Provide after hours/weekend support for AOG’s (rotational on-call schedule) Warranty • Submit warranty claims for all new aircraft. • Submit warranty claims for aircraft installed equipment. • Track warranty cores/spares for entire fleet. • Review materials requirements from the OEM documentation. • Perform other duties as assigned