• 02-May-2018 to 02-Jun-2018 (EST)
  • 3037 - Supply Chain
  • Ashburn, VA, USA
  • Full Time

With more than USD 1.4 bn in revenue, Satair USA Inc is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus SAS and a world leader in sales and distribution of spare parts for aircraft maintenance. We integrate the entire aerospace value chain connecting both ends of the aerospace aftermarket.  

Every day our 1,000 employees at 10 offices and locations around the world work hard to build and sustain supplier relationships and to support airlines and MROs in optimizing their spare parts management, maximizing their distribution networks and realizing their business potential. We are devoted to creating innovative and reliable solutions for our business partners, continuously lifting industry standards. What we do is so much more than distribution, support and service. We deliver excellence. We connect people and business partners all over the world.  

You will get a challenging job in an innovative, growing, global company with a world-class service ambition. Our culture is non-bureaucratic, with a hands-on professional approach and always focused on how Satair Group can help our customers and suppliers become more competitive in the long term.


Position Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the Customer Demand Planners in his/her allocated region for IMS or Customer Solutions contracts allocated to his/her region and responsible for securing the implementation of Planning E2E Processes
  • Act as the regional Interface and provide development support on behalf of the Planning function and in-charge of cascading information to the Head of Operational Planning in the allocated region of development of CDP projects.
  • Individually manage one or more IMS or Customer Solution contracts being responsible for achievement of contracted service levels and full E2E planning process.

 Secondary Responsibilities

  • In agreement with the management, participate in and plan external and internal visits with suppliers
  • In cooperation with Contract Management & Sales Support/Sales Management ensure that Satair Group stock is in accordance with the contractual obligations
  • Participate in supplier contract and agreement negotiations concerning: inventory level, turn, order sizes, lead time, supplier performance, IT key user activities, to coach and mentor employee under his/her leadership

 General ability to:

  • Comply with Satair Group's mission, values and Quality Management procedures and guidelines on Ethics & Compliance
  • Understanding, sharing and living of Satair Group values and rules
  • Keep the direct report informed of the status of agreed tasks and of any critical problem areas
  • Participate in optimizing Satair Group's business procedures by applying existing Satair Group's IT systems
  • Comment/advise on unsatisfactory situations within the organization, and propose potential solutions for improvements
  • Identify and offer suggestions to improve efficiency
  • Be well informed about and familiar with the latest developments in Satair Group's business
  • Strong inter-cultural understanding
  • Participate in occupational safety and health efforts
  • Contribute towards a positive and inspiring working environment
  • Keep the line manager informed of the status of projects and and risk implication


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Economic Degree or Supply Chain Management / Logistics background
  • Five to 7 years of experience managing complex demand related projects
  • Background as a Demand Planner
  • Demonstrated experience with SAP MRP Modules
  • Good business acumen
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluent in English and one or more of the primary European languages.
  • Excellent computer skills, including standard office tool suite. Ex. MS Word and Excel or similar
  • Experience in Aerospace or Aviation industry is highly preferred
  • Ability to travel both internationally and domestically up to 15%


  • Customer-minded
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good analytical skill; ability to see the bigger picture and derive mid to long term recommendations on way forward
  • Ability to balance and align varying interests of stakeholders
  • Diplomatic sense and open/'out-of-silo' mind-set, ability to build successful relations across functions and with all stakeholders
  • Ability to work in an international context
  • Ability to coach and mentor team members
  • Ability to work under pressure and possess a high sense of urgency

SATAIR USA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.  

As a matter of policy, SATAIR USA, Inc., does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

SATAIR USA, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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