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Materials Team Leader – Private Aviation Parts & Repair

Recruitment Revolution
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Competitive Salary DOE + Company Benefits Package
Closing date
14 Dec 2020

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Contract Type
Supply Chain & Logistics
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We are currently recruiting for an experienced Materials Team Leader to join us on a c6 month contract. You will be joining a busy supply chain function where you'll lead the Materials Team. You'll be well-versed in producing action plans, managing multiple suppliers and dealing with different departments within a business. Ideally you will come from an aviation company or engineering parts business.

Role Info:

Materials Team Leader | Private Aviation Parts & Maintenance (9-12 Month Contract)
Competitive Salary DOE + Company Benefits Package

Who we are:

Part of Signature Aviation PLC we are an OEM authorised independent overhaul, maintenance and repair engineering services company for the private aviation industry.

Signature Aviation are a leading global aviation services provider, listed on the London Stock Exchange. Our head office is located in London with operations that span North America, UK, mainland Europe and Asia.

Our flight support businesses provide specialist on-airport support services, including refuelling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft.

The group companies operate from more than 400 individual locations on five continents.

The Materials Team Leader Role:

As Materials Team Leader you will lead the materials team in the provision of a cost-effective & efficient purchase & control of inventory for the relevant engine programme/s assigned and the delivery of fully kitted projects to the Operations team/s assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Continually develop & maintain processes, policies and procedures to ensure the Materials Team is operating efficiently, professionally and in line with company strategy
+ Motivate team to achieve optimum levels of performance, paying particular attention to Value for Money, Promised Delivery Dates and Turn Times
+ Agree roles, responsibilities, and objectives with members of the team to ensure targets and performance measures are achieved
+ Identify factors leading to the performance of supply chain and propose value driven solutions where performance does not meet standards or has the potential to be improved
+ Ensure agreed procedures & policies for the purchase and control of materials are adhered to
+ Control the flow of inventory into stores and from stores through to the shop floor
+ Control the purchase parts, engines & modules, ensuring value for money is achieved
+ Produce measures & KPIs for stock value, stock turn, service levels as required, in line with agreed procedures & processes
+ Lead/attend as necessary meetings with key suppliers to monitor and correct performance
+ Ensure agreements are in place with all suppliers, sub-contractors in line with Company guidelines
+ Ensure delivery of the highest level of customer service to all stakeholders
+ Liaise with the Commercial Team to ensure customer requirements are being met
+ Liaise with relevant departments to ensure timely problem resolution or escalation
+ Contribute to and lead when necessary Supply Chain & wider company projects

About You:

+ Commercially aware
+ Computer literate with excellent Microsoft Excel skills
+ Working knowledge of stock control, planning and scheduling systems
+ Experience within an inventory control/customer facing environment
+ Experience of dealing face to face with suppliers, negotiating contracts and reviewing KPIs to drive performance
+ Experience of initiating orders in a relevant business system and monitoring existing orders

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.


We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for over 2500 clients. We work with everyone from tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

# Reputation

Our expertise have also been called upon by some of the leading job boards including the UK’s No1.

Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Gold Award for Service.

For more information please contact Team RR on 0800 294 3113 or visit

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