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12 months ago
Delta Air Lines
Location: Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. State)
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Senior Manager, Technician

Manager - Material Management

Requisition #: 261830

Atlanta, GA

Job Summary: Responsible to the General Manager Inventory Planning and Strategy for all functions related to airframe inventory support. Develops and leads the airframe planning staff of analysts to ensure parts availability meet line, hanger and MRO maintenance demand with optimized inventory investment levels. Establishes policies and procedures to ensure regulatory and compliance critical maintenance is included in production plans and is completed. Position has critical ties to Logistics, Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability, Technical Sales, and Finance. Will be required to develop and achieve aggressive targets related to service and inventory utilization. Provides leadership and development of his or her staff on key areas such as inventory optimization, allocation and tracking. Develops an annual business plan which includes establishing inventory levels, budget objectives, and operating costs. Achieves the goals set in the business plan. Creates both strategic and tactical plans for a safety-conscious environment resulting in employee safety and well-being. 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 
Lead and drive continuous improvement of the inventory demand planning process for the Inventory & Logistics organization.
Drive demand planning strategies, methodologies, and the deployment of new demand planning techniques.
Investigate, propose and lead the implementation of tools required to improve the demand planning process and performance results.
Develop scenario analyses (including statistical) on demand to meet business objectives and overlay into the consensus forecast.
Collaborate with Engineering, Maintenance and Supply Chain on new fleet additions, transitions and phase-outs.
Develop and publish key forecast accuracy metrics. Analyze data to identify potential sources of forecast error. Develop action plans to improve performance.
Provide development and training of direct and dotted line reports to assure continuing career growth and improvement of performance.
Perform other duties as management may direct.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the Department, the Company, the Corporation and the community; and maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

Four year degree in a technical or business discipline or comparable materials management leadership experience is required. 
Minimum of three to five years of experience in Forecasting & Statistical Modeling is required
Minimum of three to five years of experience, Maintenance, Planning, Engineering or Operations is highly desired.
Thorough knowledge in computer systems and software applications in demand management and forecasting with working knowledge of analytical techniques, including computer models and statistical evaluation systems.
APICS Certification preferred
Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills. The qualified candidate should have the ability to build consensus opinions in a team environment and effectively bring about change. 
Demonstrated effective oral communication across technical, operational, and leadership spectrums is required.
Training in project management or decision analysis is desired. Must be performing satisfactorily in present position.
SAP Experience preferred
High concern for detail and accuracy
Team-oriented skills as well as very good resolution skills which are needed to solve business conflicts between and among the various areas and changing business conditions.
Ability to utilize various computer skills, including SAP, spreadsheet, word-processing and database software.
The ability to analyze problems and make independent judgment to initiate corrective action or resolution.
Demonstrate ability to display diplomacy in day-to-day interactions with commitment to task and resolution

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