November 24, 2014

Buyer / Planner   DAL/ENG/BUY/1114

Job Title:
Reports To:

Manager, Engineering Materials & Contracts Operations


Purpose Statement:

Ensure that Discovery Airways Engineering Department only purchases Aircraft Spares from sources approved by its Airworthiness Department at a commercially favourable price and to its defined delivery schedules.


Key Accountabilities:


  • To source, procure and receive spares in a cost effective and timely manner. This would involve procuring spares for stock replenishment, for aircraft operational requirements and for projects and modification spares using all of the tools available from within DAL’s Engineering/Materials planning department
  • Through extensive contacts with Suppliers, Manufacturers and their representatives conduct market research on material availability for possible future requirements
  • Liaising with suppliers on outstanding and overdue orders to ensure material availability meets all maintenance needs. This task to be performed in conjunction with the purchasing Expeditor


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree/HND in Engineering/Sciences or equivalent 3 years’ experience, 2 of which must be airline industry experience
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work to deadlines and identify priority requirements
  • Good working knowledge of CAA Publications, Suppliers procedures, spec 2000 and the ability to understand Manufactures I.P.C documents and technical drawings is preferred
  • Good negotiating and organisational skills


Working Relationships:


  • To negotiate with new and existing suppliers, prepare and finalise new and existing contracts in line with the central procurement policy of the organisation


Method of Application:


Interested candidates whose skills, capabilities & competencies match the job profile should send their CV subject: “Buyer/Planner” - DAL/ENG/BUY/1114” to note that CV’s sent should be in applicant’s name.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Take down date:


December 8, 2014


Best regards,


For: Discovery Airways Limited

Human Resources Department