Material Planning Manager

Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: KP902-380

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


Lead the material planning team in provisioning of aircraft spares & consumables (airframe, engine, cabin, IFE) and tooling whilst maintaining optimized service levels and stock turn to support operations.


- Manage material planning functions associated with component hard time forecast, engineering orders, component retrofits and cabin surveys.
- Manage provisioning activities, implement stocking techniques and optimum part holding to meet department KPI.
- Prepare annual spend budget for spend on aircraft inventory procurement and controlling the spend adhering to the same.
- Develop, establish, and manage relationships with key strategic partners; internal and external such as Engineering, Planning, warehouse, OEMs and suppliers to ensure the management strategy is effectively implemented and operations are supported.
- Ensure optimum stock levels for rotables and consumables are maintained and updated in ERP.
- Develop and maintain up to date the departmental manuals (TPM) to ensure compliance with regulations and organizational requirements.
- Responsible for developing strategies, establishing KPI for team to achieve organization goal.
- Lead and develop a team to ensure internal talents are enhanced by means of coaching, mentoring and exposure to new subjects and projects.
- Support preparation, negotiations of business case and contracts for spare parts and tooling.
- Manage Audits and any ad hoc projects assigned by Senior Manager to achieve department goal.


Education & Experience

- Bachelors in engineering or equivalent professional qualification and minimum 10 years aviation inventory management or materials planning experience.
- A self-motivated, highly enthusiastic, and passionate team player with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- A resilient candidate with ability to adapt to different and multicultural environments & work under pressure.
- Strong business acumen and effective relationship and team builder.
- People's focused person with ability to lead, organize, guide operational teams, and set a high performing team culture

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world's leading airlines. From its home in Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Together with Etihad's codeshare partners, Etihad's network offers access to hundreds of international destinations. In recent years, Etihad has received numerous awards for its superior service and products, cargo offering, loyalty programme and more. Etihad is recognised as one of the world's leading airlines in response to COVID-19 and was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board.

About the Company

Etihad Airways is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates. The airline was set up by a Royal Decree in July 2003, with Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, as its hub. Etihad started commercial operations in November 2003.

With Etihad, everyone who flies with us is welcomed as our guest.

This simple credo illuminates everything we do, from big things like making sure that our fleet is one of the most advanced in the sky, to small touches like letting you choose the films you watch.

Were proud to be the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates. At the crossroads between Europe and Asia, our home reflects our commitment to bringing the world closer together - as does our highly cosmopolitan staff.

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Planning Manager salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 28,500

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