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Inventory Controller

  • Engineering
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific

Reports to: C&E Supply Chain and Warranty Manager

Department: Engineering (ENG)

As Inventory Controller (C&E), your manager will assign duties to align with your Section Responsibilities detailed below.  The Inventory Controller (C&E) will be expected to support the Lead & Senior Inventory Controllers (C&E) in executing day-to-day activities in the areas defined below.  The scope of activities allocated will depend on the experience and seniority of the Inventory Controller.

Key Responsibilities

  • Based on achieved service levels, assess C&E re-order levels (at HKG, BM stations, and line stations) on a regular basis and adjust as required.
  • Ensure C&E programs are properly implemented via definition of clear Interface/Operating Manuals and proper training/briefing of all involved stakeholders.
  • Regularly review C&E program scope coverage based on operational experience and adjust as required.
  • Define and monitor KPI’s for service providers in the C&E availability process.  Drive improvement plans when required.
  • Selection, in consultation with APD, of C&E program suppliers.
  • Vetting and validation of invoices.
  • Represent supply chain management in modification implementation process.
  • Ensure proper supply of mod-kits for modification programs.
  • Regular review of actual C&E costs (both usage and stockholding) versus industry benchmarks and OEM baselines to identify cost-drivers and initiate cost mitigation actions where required.
  • As part of fleet phase-outs, identify and collate details of surplus stock and manage their sales to maximise value for CX.
  • Collect and maintain market intelligence on available PMA suppliers and initiate PMA development to achieve cost reduction and/or better availability of parts.
  • As part of new aircraft induction, ensure that BFE parts are procured and delivered to the aircraft final assembly line.


  • 4-5 years of experience in aircraft maintenance and/or engineering processes. Exposure to inventory management, technical services, and/or procurement.
  • More than 2 years in an Associate Inventory Controller’s role (or equivalent)
  • Degree in Engineering / Aerospace or Logistics discipline or other engineering field.  Alternatively, other relevant qualifications, combined with practical experience in material or supply chain management
  • Good analytical skills and process-oriented. Accurate and thorough
  • Good commercial & financial awareness and acumen. Able to work with external suppliers to extract maximum value from contracts
  • Strong in communication skills.  Able to report clearly and concisely on activities carried out
  • Drive for excellence
  • Adaptable and responsive to change. Able to adopt new working practices and implement defined process changes
  • Proven ability to execute assigned tasks with limited supervision


  • Analysis and problem solving
    planning and organising
  • Commercial acumen
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork & building partnerships

Application deadline: 16 January 2020

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