Head of logistics

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  • Job category: Management
  • Site: Brussels

Sabena Engineering is a leading independent and international aviation solutions provider for civil and military operators. Our mission is to facilitate and optimize our clients’ business by offering highly qualitative, customized, and efficient solutions. For more than 90 years, our organization has been supporting airlines operations in many airports throughout the world by offering a large range of aircraft maintenance services. Our capabilities cover the main aircraft types, including Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed, regional and military aircraft and rotor aircraft. With our unique and innovative solutions to both regular and complex needs, Sabena Engineering is all set to grow as a worldwide proximity partner, bringing its expertise wherever needed.

The Head of Logistics is responsible to ensure efficient, adequate correct material support for Sabena Engineering MRO Division. He / She is responsible to ensure that the storage and handling of spares/components is accomplished in accordance to the data and quality standards specified in the relevant manuals. He / She reports to the Chief Transformation Officer (CTO)

Your Main Responsibilities:  

  • Together with the CTO define the Logistics & Warehouse strategy for the main store in Brussels (Haren) and the other stores in the MRO Division
  • Lead, train and develop the logistics department employees to develop adequate competence to fulfil their duties
  • Secure the main and satellite stores & logistics activities in accordance with the requirements of the organization making sure that duty times are respected and absences are managed
  • Establish & update the Logistics Department’s procedures
  • Reply to internal and external audits. Identify & implement actions to close findings
  • Ensure the compliant handling of the records of all original Component Release Certificate such as Certificate of Conformity, EASA Form One or equivalent
  • Ensure the proper handling of Aircraft parts at incoming, storage in compliance with the defined quality standards Ensure that aircraft spares are delivered in a timely manner to the corresponding department
  • Ensure the creation of supplier & forwarder surveys
  • Ensure proper packing and tagging prior to storage and for export/transport
  • Ensure the frequent inventory control and provision reports for any deviation
  • Ensure the shelf-life of all stored material (rotables, consumables and tools) are respected and co-ordinate adequate action
  • Adapt the logistics software with regard to the stores department needs
  • Ensure the functionality and proper maintenance of the storage equipment & devices
  • Ensure proper safety & housekeeping standards are maintained in all areas of the main & satellite stores
  • Development and control of the Logistics business plan and budget
  • Find and implement the right level of synergy within the Orizio Group


Your Profile : 

  • Logistics & Stores expert with long-standing professional experience preferably in the technical environment of the aviation industry
  • Strong people manager who leads and motivates his assigned personal by example and good communication
  • Good knowledge on EASA Part 145
  • Ability to translate strategic vision into project plans and tangible time phased actions
  • Self-motivating and accurate with strong organizational skills and a clear sense of priorities
  • Flexible and stress resistant with the ability to work and interact with various departments and to establish personal contact
  • Cost cautious with a very good sense for the economics for this part of the industry
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch and/or French are an asset

Our Offer :

  • Join the Sabena Aerospace Engineering people who are passionate about aviation and fully dedicated to its success. Within our organization, everyone contributes to our target to meet your needs, with their own expertise and their responsible behaviour.
  • Have the great opportunity to contribute with us to bringing aviation expertise wherever needed.
  • Benefit from a competitive package and develop your skillset to contribute to the company success.
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