Manager, MRO Services I

Requisition ID
2017-2159
US-IN-Indianapolis
# of Openings Remaining
1
Pos. Category
Supply Chain

Overview

At Republic Airline, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, “With the BEST people, products, and performance, we will be America’s Regional Airline of choice.” Republic Airline is a regional airline headquartered in Indianapolis, operating fixed-fee flights for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. The Company’s fleet consists of 170 Embraer 170/175s, offering approximately 900 flights daily to over 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. With more than 5,200 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airline is a great place to get your career off the runway!

Duties and Responsibilities

POSITION PURPOSE
Manages operational performance and spend pertaining to repair services on aircraft components.  Ensures compliance with best in class contractual terms and conditions, and ensures services are fulfilled at the most competitive rates and quality within the industry.  Manages suppliers to achieve these objectives.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  1. Builds relationships with repair vendors by evaluating suppliers for quality, pricing and delivery timeliness; negotiates contracts to obtain quality parts at competitive prices.
  2. Manages suppliers to achieve corporate and departmental goals and objectives, as well as service level agreements.
  3. Develops metrics and analytics to determine quality of parts and dependability of vendors. Monitors and ensures that Internal and External Turnaround Time objectives are attained.
  4. Identifies underperforming suppliers and assists in resolving the issues through negotiation, LEAN implementation, Kaizen events, etc.
  5. Collaborates with Reliability and Engineering to improve reliability and reduce cost, establish supplier scorecards, and drive partnered continuous improvements.
  6. Ensures the timely resolution of Inventory and Invoice discrepancies.
  7. Serves as the subject matter expert within respective area including depth of understanding on cost drivers and reliability through self-generated analysis.
  8. Represents the Repair Group as a team member of the Monthly Repair Order Analysis meeting; addresses and resolves open issues as they arise related to the Repair group.
  9. Takes on special projects or key responsibilities within the group as required addressing specific needs and goals--driving them to closure or satisfactory improvement.
  10. Fosters the Company’s core values and culture throughout the work environment.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE.

Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related field.  Requires 3 years of experience in airline industry or related area and computer software skills.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant Certification.  LEAN or Six Sigma certification a plus.  Understanding of LEAN and Six Sigma concepts a must.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, suppliers or members of the business community.  Able to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or suppliers.

 

REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY

Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

DECISION MAKING

Makes decisions to support strategic decisions.  Decisions tend to be medium range and of medium significance with moderate consequences. 

 

 

PHYSICAL AND VISUAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Able to move about the work environment. 

Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Typically not exposed to extreme environmental conditions.

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Able to travel up to 10% of the time, including overnight travel.

 

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