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Vendor Account Manager - Component Maintenance - 29154

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: May 13, 2022
Posting End Date: May 23, 2022

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Description

Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
 
This position is responsible to manage vendor relationships and the associated contract administration, review performance evaluation against contracted performance level and assist in establishing required processes and innovation.
 
Key Functions & Accountabilities:  (Responsibilities, Activities, Authority levels, etc)
  • CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AND MANAGING THE VENDOR RELATIONSHIP
    • Prime liaison for all daily activities (technical & commercial) with vendors.
    • Ensure SOX compliance related contract management.
    • Interfaces with ACM Commercial Org. in the preparation/negotiation/execution of contracts with suppliers
    • Participate in the development of vendor contracts to achieve ACM objectives.
  • ICD CUSTOMIZATION AND MAINTENANCE
    • Analyze and operationalize the vendor contracts by establishing the required Interface procedures and documenting those procedures in an Interface Control Document.  
  • REGULAR REVIEWS WITH VENDOR OF ALL OPEN WIP, OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS, AND OTHER COMMERCIAL/FINANCIAL OR OPERATIONAL ISSUES AS REQUIRED
    • Review/reconcile/resolve or dispute all vendor invoices for the Component Maintenance organization.  This includes the review and verification of supplier invoices and subsequent management reporting requirements. 
    • Responsible for annual PWC asset inventory audit reconciliation/sign off pertaining to their respective contract.
  • PBH AND RELIABILITY RATE RECONCILIATIONS, AND QUOTE REVIEW AND APPROVAL (O&A)
    • Validate over and above charges related to established cost per flt hr/ fixed pricing agreements.
  • BUY/LEASE DECISIONS AND APPROVAL
    • Effectively define/ manage and control of the rotable asset inventory.  Participate in establishing BER/Scrap limits/ rules and replacement strategy for the entire Component Vendor  Management Organization
  • VENDOR PERFORMANCE MONITORING, REPORTING, AND RESOLUTION
    • Participate in establishing/improving processes to Monitor vendor performance
    • Monitor Vendor KPIs and liase as required to extract the maximum value the contracts provide
    • Ensure that vendors meet the SLA’s requirements and performance expectations. 
    • Establish the applicable KPIs necessary to invoke quarterly & annual Performance management reviews with major strategic vendors.
  • LEADING QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL BUSINESS REVIEWS MEETING WITH VENDOR
    • Provide routine weekly and monthly performance reporting, as well as ad hoc reports required to support the business.
  • PROCESS INNOVATION 
    • Launch cost reduction activities and liaise closely with other managers and stakeholders.
    • Participate in identification of new business process/innovation opportunities and transition activities.
    • Participate in Defining and documenting processes, including process maps, maintain control manual to reflect most current processes.
    • Conduct audits and review activities after implementation to verify acceptance and effectiveness, lead corrective actions.
    • Provide technical support in his/her field of expertise.
  • OPERATIONS SUPPORT
    • Attend daily production/operations conference calls and provide status of Component availability/recovery plans as required.
    • Administer and maintain the daily ACM reporting system.
    • Define components maintenance priority & criticality and perform follow-up with vendors.
  • . BUDGET PREPARATION AND OUTLOOK
    • Assist in the preparation of the annual Component Maintenance and Operational budgets and ensure all costs are captured.  This includes subsequent forecasts and budget accountability.
    • Preparation of AFC’s and proper business justifications in regards of timeline, scope of work, equipment, material procurement and maintenance contracts.
    • Manage overall vendor repair budget.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or DEC degree in Business, Engineering, or other technical discipline or equivalent
  • 4-9 years relative experience as a manager and/or as an engineer in a technical environment 
  • Must have knowledge of Mechanical equipment or manufacturing technologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software (Excel, Word, Microsoft Project,) and MRP / ERP systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and ability to lead and influence with or without formal authority
  • Demonstrated capability to carryout independently technical projects or developments of high complexity to their successful completion within the budgeted time and cost, with minimal supervision and guidance.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, including negotiation.
  • Familiar with Transport Canada Aviation regulations and norms.
  • Strong project management expertise.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 
 
Diversity and Inclusion
 
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.
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