Air Arabia Cabin Crew – Manager

Website Air Arabia

Job Description:

  • Identifies and leads the complete supply chains of “Technical Procurement” for Air Arabia and Third Party aircrafts from order up till delivery to optimize profit and minimize risk. Establishes strong reliable supplier relationships, adequate inventories of quality components at best available pricing.
  • Manages the respective manpower, budgets, contracts, financial/technical qualification, purchases, payments and documentation as per Air
  • Arabia approved standards and in line with regulations and approved specifications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and successfully manages global and local supplier relationships; develops and manages supply chains, solutions, and related improvement projects to maintain strong insights into the market conditions, explore new opportunities, and ensure constant reliable supply for Air Arabia entire fleet.
  • Ensures necessary financial analysis is conducted at the highest level to interpret trends, variances from budgets, and variances from standards, and provides support consistent with established policies.
  • Utilizes benchmark analytics, market intelligence, trends, and prices for a range of consumables, expendable materials, tools, raw materials, and components aiming for applying best practices within the Air Arabia procurement department.
  • Develops and implements short/long term purchasing and stock plans in line with the projected fleet growth and budget whilst maintaining the required stock levels.
  • Partners with Stakeholders mainly in the Engineering & Maintenance to prepare and manage the expenditure of the “Technical Procurement” budget with focus on cost reduction, efficiency and quality.
  • Partners with HR to manage the manpower and performance of the technical procurement team; leads, monitors, and reviews the performance and progress whilst ensuring the team meets the set KPIs in terms of cost management, category management, and execution.
  • Contributes to the development and improvement of “Technical Procurement” policies, procedures, systems, process flow, and financial approach that drive standardization and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors the performance of robust sourcing strategies that link to the core business deliverables, and support Air
  • Arabia Base, Line, Network, and Customer Airlines whilst leveraging the marketplace and supplier community to achieve large and sustainable cost reductions, long-term supply stability, and minimization of supply risk.
  • Partners with Stakeholders such as Finance and Legal to prepare function-related contracts and service level agreements and monitor the performance of the respective suppliers, vendors and service providers. Coordinates with other teams to evaluate the vendor/subcontractors
  • RFQs when necessary.
  • Efficiently manages the ad-hoc requirements when needed to reduce AOG and maintain corporate image.

Job Requirements:

  • Cost Control, Compliance, Budgeting and Quality Assurance certificates and trainings are an added value and some may be treated as conditional for this role.
  • Project Management certificate or alternately the proven corresponding working experience is essential.
  • Proven work record of stocks optimisation.
  • Very good knowledge and working exposure to Commercial/ Quality Assurance/ Safety/ Internal & External Audit functional operations and practices related to and affecting procurement.
  • High accuracy and attention to both results and details.
  • A balanced personality with focus, analytical thinking, efficiency, and commitment to successful results.
  • Engineering Inventory Software certificate is a plus.
  • 8+ years’ experience in the Airlines industry, 5 of which at least as a “Manager” or in a leading role in the Technical Procurement department;
  • Fluent in English Language. Work Experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and reporting skills.
  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management/Economics/Industrial Engineering or equivalent .
  • Good supplier management skills.
  • Capable of providing and presenting very detailed presentations.
  • Proven record of improving team capabilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite and Procurement Software.

Job Details:

Company: Air Arabia

Vacancy Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Engineering

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Application Deadline: N/A

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