Position Title: Supply Chain Specialist
Department: Maintenance
Location: Toronto
Incumbent: New Position
Date: August 2019
Reports to: Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing Director
Direct Reports: NONE
Indirect Reports: Stores and Inventory Analyst
Other Working Relationships: Supply Chain and Maintenance Organization
Who we are:
     Sky Regional Airlines Inc. is a Canadian company that operates regional routes on behalf of Air Canada under the Air Canada Express banner.
     Each and every day we look for innovative ways to improve the travel experience, and Sky Regional’s success comes from having a strong and dedicated team with consistent core values. Safety & Security above all else drives our commitment and we take pride in providing exceptional customer service. We are passionate about our passengers and our employees, recognizing it is the foundation of our reputation.
Who You are:
     As the Supply Chain Specialist, you will work with Sky Regional management to establish processes for strategic sourcing and inventory plans for all aircraft components. You will be integral to the deployment, integration and sustainability of the materials management and tracking at the airline. Working with Stores, Purchasing, HR and Finance, identify and facilitate the development of standard operating procedures as a framework for implementing continuous process improvement, waste/cost reduction, quality improvement, inventory optimization / reduction. Overall accountability will be to facilitate a disciplined improvement process that introduces new technology, reduces process cycle times, increases efficiencies resulting in overall cost and inventory optimization.

Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Build data and analyses to assist in forecasting inventory needs and spending timelines based on vendor performance, lead times and operational data (e.g. life limited components, MEL requirements) and build deployment plan for supporting line and heavy maintenance.
  • Define a usable set of supply chain, inventory and cost improvement KPIs that are complementary for each team and aligned to objectives; Develop the KPIs to ensure they reflect current performance, are used to identify issues and tracking to objectives and that help prioritize improvements. 
  • Identify potential cost savings opportunities based on process, past acquisition costs and implement process changes to realize savings; identify other potential cost savings opportunities based on past consumption and spend for potential vendor cost reductions
Process and Work Tools and Systems Usage
  • Look at day-to-day activities to identify potential work tools to help improve efficiency and effectiveness; define process improvements and implement cross-functional changes with the team, providing coaching and helping each team learn the new process; check process effectiveness and adoption
  • Identify and implement new concepts within the Supply Chain team, encompassing working tools, process changes and systems improvements; identify any data cleansing and process step changes and ensure alignment within the team and other areas to support implementation; Lead the changes across the teams through cross-functional team facilitation and project management
  • Responsible to perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with Sky Regional Airlines Inc. MPM and Incorporated Documents like DPDs.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Post-secondary degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science or other disciplines requiring an in-depth knowledge of data analysis with inventory
  • A minimum of 5 years of data analysis related work   experience; experience in aviation, analyzing data related to parts and inventory planning
  • Additional 1-2 years’ experience managing or supervising staff is desirable
  • In depth knowledge of Inventory principles.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • PMAC accreditation or similar considered an asset.
  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to facilitate cross-functional teams; change management skills, experience implementing process and systems changes
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required including ability to build successful, collaborative relationships across functions and vertically.
  • Excellent communication skills, creativity, flexibility, and determination are requirements for success in this position.
  • Competent in using company business systems; including but not limited to Microsoft Office, including MS Work, MS Excel (including familiarity with formulas and spreadsheet usage) and MS PowerPoint and Visio and Trax.

Why Sky Regional?
At Sky Regional, we care about the well-being and work-life balance of all our employees. That’s why we offer comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits packages, including but not limited to:
  • RRSP contributions with company match.
  • Extensive Group Coverage Health and Dental Benefits Packages.
  • Comprehensive vacation packages.
  • Free Employee Assistance Program for employees and their families;
  • Opportunities for growth, advancement, and career development.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Sky Regional Airlines adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices. We therefore encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability. We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.


Department: Maintenance
This is a full time position

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