Demand Planning Manager

Company: AMMROC
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-02-26
Department: SCM
Direct reports: TBA
Reports to: Head of Technical Procurement


Critical asset planning and allocation for fixed and rotary wing platforms. Providing material support, covering consignment to AOG decisions with program and platform managers. Working closely with Purchasing to purchase materials forecasted, as well as Engineering, Quality and the Total Assurance Program to determine what inventory will become/ is obsolete and take necessary steps to remove obsolete inventory from the general warehouse area.

Education and Qualifications


  • Engineering and preferably Masters in Business

Qualifications and experience

  • APICS certification (preferred), CPIM
  • Lean Management Certification (preferred) (Six Sigma / ACE / LEAN)
  • Minimum 8 years’ management experience in a management/supply chain/business /Material Planning environment
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in Aviation business with team supervision / management

Key skills

  • Aviation MRO material support
  • Ability to manage a team of people
  • Relationship management with military organizations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong statistical analysis
  • Well organized
  • Excellent knowledge of MSOffice suit
  • Strong ability to follow and comply with work policies, procedures and processes
  • Good skill and experience in computerized inventory control and material planning
  • Very Strong knowledge and background in master scheduling, forecasting, planning and procurement in Aviation business
  • Experience using SAP/ORACLE or other ERP systems
  • Extensive spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities
  • Collaborative skills in resolving long and short positions of inventory
  • Experience in managing Aviation parts and life cycle parts
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Customer focused
  • Development of staff
  • Drive for Result
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Accept challenges by working overtime
  • Ability to perform in a challenging and demanding environment
  • Work and/or lead in a multi-functional environment
  • Strategic thinking
  • Must have a self-starter attitude with pro-active, results-oriented focus
  • Willing and capable to assume additional responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

  • Be responsible of the Demand Planning KPIs performance, monitoring, reporting and improvement.
  • Ensure material availability of fixed and/or rotary wing platforms requirements in direct support of the MRO operations
  • Responsible for the fixed and/or rotary wing material planning of the MRO requirements
  • Implement improvement processes and systems to reduce inventory, minimize cost and maximize working capital.
  • Responsible for the coordination and communication of fixed and rotary wing material requirements to the procurement organization
  • Responsible for the overall containment of all obsolete materials at the various bases in coordination with Material Logistics.
  • Work with management teams at HQ and Base to identify, analyze and resolve inventory-related issues as they arise.
  • Review Life Cycle Plan and determine where ramp ups and downgrades are necessary for the various platforms
  • Oversee material planning activities, which include initial provisioning and re-provisioning for all components and spares across all organizations
  • Control inventory to minimize stock build up, reduce surplus inventory and wastage
  • Develop min-max levels, oversee and direct parts stratification
  • Review and coordinate MRP alignment with stakeholders build plan
  • Oversee lead-time analysis and recommend ordering material on forecast as necessary, based on projected maintenance plan
  • Supervise and oversee Material Planning Lead, Senior Material Planners, Material Planners and Material Coordinators for their day to day planning and data management functions
  • Ensure training to Material Planning staff in Material Planning Policies, Procedures, Work flows and all system related functions
  • Oversee and coordinate material requirements plan with operations build plan
  • Maintain and ensure a data classification and data security program within the Demand Planning function
  • Maintain an intensive network of internal and external customers.
  • Proposed inventory strategies to optimize the relationship between product lead times and inventory levels.
  • Control inventory to minimize stock build up reduce surplus inventory and wastage.
  • Developing min-max levels, participate in parts stratification.
  • Increase in inventory turnover rate and off-shelf availability.
  • Prepare and maintain the detailed material usage forecasts.
  • Ensure up to date and accurate data in the Oracle Systems
  • Utilize Oracle MRP planning tools
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of the Supply Chain processes.
  • Maintain and ensure a data classification and data security program within the Demand Planning function