You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.

Business Analyst - Supply Chain (Aviation)

Full Time
4 days ago

Business Analyst, Supply Chain



The Business Analyst is responsible to ensure that the customer’s and organization’s interests are protected in accordance with contractual obligations. Typical duties include representing the company effectively within organization and to our global partners and suppliers. The Business Analyst performs a variety of leadership, analytical and administrative duties supporting business analysis and Supply Chain tasks or projects. Typical duties include; oversight of Supply Chain Team activities, finding solutions to ensure material requirements are met, vendors (internal and external) communication is effective, monitoring vendor performance, finding inventory solutions, supporting budget and OP planning / monitoring, analyzing contract and procurement data, rebate administration, and providing support where needed.  


Specific Accountabilities



  • Supplier contract reviews / pricing checks / analysis / recommendations / negotiations
  • Supply Chain analysis (risk analysis, market review, opportunities, financial impacts)
  • Supplier KPI development and performance analysis
  • Supplier Development / Short and Long Term Supply Chain Problem Solving
  • Integrate Supplier Contracts and Terms into the Supply Chain and Disposition Teams
  • Key focus on both Strategic and Operational Purchasing and Inventory related activities, both for repair services and new/surplus spares.
  • Deputy / Backup for Supply Chain Manager
  • Process mapping and process improvement



Internal metrics reporting

  • used vs new purchasing 
  • spares and services escalation impact
  • rebate forecasting and calculations
  • inventory levels


External suppliers

  • provisioning conferences / forecasting
  • bulk buys / strategic purchases
  • inventory trades
  • supplier volume and performance monitoring
  • analyze, implement and monitor contracts for spare parts & services
  • escalation of supplier issues & work on supplier development

Internal Processes

  • vendor consignments
  • monitor customer stock ROP and repair triggering
  • material forecasting and purchasing budget(s)
  • costing model updates
  • optimize procurement and services coordination with global organization MRO locations in Asia & Europe
  • optimize material planning
  • material sales
  • AOG / offsite field service material support
  • engine asset evaluation / valuation
  • support to buyers, material coordinators and material planner(s)
  • participate in budget review meetings and budget / OP planning


Relationship Building

  • Ensure appropriate communication with external and internal customers and suppliers.
  • Build strong partnership with internal team, external suppliers and our organization’s Global network


Reporting Relationships

Reports to:               Supply Chain Manager


Key Relationships:  

  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Logistics
  • Customer Support
  • Supply Chain – local and global MRO
  • Logistics – Physical, Disposition and FM 
  • Shop Floor
  • Production Control
  • Engineering
  • Quality
  • External Suppliers for repair services and new / surplus spares
  • Finance


Candidate Profile

Priority Criteria


Experience - Expertise


Integrity - Upholding the principles of honesty, truth, fairness, honor, and personal accountability in relationships with all other people, and expecting others to do the same. Following legal and ethical codes.


Overall – Quick learner, willingness to learn, understand doing business in a unionized environment, comprehend operational and strategic material requirements planning, analytical and negotiation skills.


Challenge - Having difficult, demanding tasks that few can do. Missions that demand full capability, or more. Pressure to perform with speed or precision. Confronting complex or "impossible" problems. Facing worthy competitors or seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


Teamwork - Collaboration and close cooperation with others in interdependent efforts toward shared goals and joint accomplishments. Working with others to achieve group-based outcomes; making contribution to collective projects that call for coordination of specialized expertise, using team problem-solving and joint decision-making.


Autonomy - Self-direction, including freedom to conceive, design, initiate, plan, and execute major projects with little or no supervision. Independent control over the timing, pacing, and methods of work. Discretion in choosing what to do and how to proceed.


Education and Experience – Completion of a finance or business degree and 1 year experience in aviation supply chain or in operation administration in a production or manufacturing environment.   There is a strong preference for candidates from the AVIATION Field.


Computer Skills - Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Windows 7 and Office 2010 (creating pivot tables, vlookup), Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of SAP or MS Access, Bex, Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of working with large database programs.


Customer Service and Support Manufacturing and Production Maintenance and Technicians