Material Planner Job in Kenya

Brief Description

The candidate will support inventory planning and parts purchasing, with a focus on replenishing inventory and consumable supplies.

Detailed Description

Principal Accountabilities (Responsibilities)


  • Analyse and provision for check material as per aircraft maintenance schedule forecast.
  • Evaluation of Recommended Spares Provisioning List (RSPL) and related documents to meet aircraft entry into service timelines
  • Closely coordinate with all stake holder departments during aircraft entry into service i.e. engineering, maintenance planning, entry into service project team, finance etc in evaluating the material requirements and associated costs to meet KQ’s operational goals.
  • Evaluate reliability figures such as achieved MTBUR, scrap rate etc. in consultation with engineering/ planning to establish/adjust float level for addition/depletion of rotable spares required to achieve target service levels.

Stock Levels

  • Define stock levels and advice procurement on minimum order quantities, procurement options on slow and fast movers based on forecasted maintenance.
  • Evaluate material consumption, lead time, fleet size and budgeted inventory plan, in coordination with maintenance planning to establish/adjust stock levels of consumable/expendable spares required to achieve service levels to support dispatch reliability.
  • Effectively manage float levels of the rotables and safety stock replenishment with pool providers and vendors to maintain the optimum inventory.

Aircraft Checks

  • Coordinate with planning engineer in timely availing of materials for checks and components
  • Evaluate and implement optimal material provisioning strategy for modification programs including SBs/EOs and special projects – campaigns.

Pre and Post Check Analysis

  • Analyze post check consumption of materials, equipment and tooling with the pre check forecast and carry out corrective action
  • Analyze inventory trends/activities of all materials to identify non-moving/slow moving spares to establish active, inactive or obsolete inventory.


  • Communicate frequently with procurement with respect to the requirements and adjustments.


  • Ensure a health and safety culture is embraced and practiced.
  • Personal performance and training requirements are identified and requested to maximize performance in allocated tasks.

Job Requirements

Qualification (Minimum)  

  • University degree in Engineering, Business related or supply chain.
  • Minimum of 5 years related industry experience in the field of Supply Chain or Planning related to aircraft management in an airline or an aviation company with an international business exposure and experience.
  • IT proficiency
  • Good all-round planning skills.
  • Knowledge of aircraft material management.
  • Knowledge of airworthiness authorities’ requirements related to materials management.
  • Ability to read, understand & interpret approved maintenance documentation e.g.; IPC, RSPL, AMM, SBs etc.

Additional Details

Other Skills

  • Analytical skills.
  • Strong planning skills.

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