Materials Buyer – Atlantic Aviation Group
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Materials Buyer

Job Title: Materials Buyer

Reports to: Purchasing Leader

Location: Atlantic Aviation Group, Shannon Airport, Shannon, Co Clare

Apply: Email your up-to-date CV together with any supporting qualifications to


Atlantic Aviation Group

With over 60 years of experience, Shannon based Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) is one of Europe’s leading independent aviation solution providers. The company has a strong reputation of providing customers with a complete range of solutions including aircraft maintenance & modifications, technical, engineering and design services, logistics and material solutions and international training. This reputation is built on a proud history and tradition of superior craftsmanship, technical expertise, and continuous training, which is supported by our flexible, open, and partnership-based customer relationships.

The company provides a range of aviation solutions including Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance, MAA Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance (AAG Defence Services), CAMO & Technical Services, Part 21 Design Services and EASA Part 147 Training which provides aviation training to airlines, MROs, and companies around the world.

AAG have an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated career focused and ambitious Materials Buyer seeking a role in a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding environment. Our aim as a team is to attract and develop key talent across all levels of our growing aviation business.

Duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

Essential Job Function

  • Sourcing, ordering & expediting all material requirements on the project ensuring they are delivered and available to Production as required to meet project milestones.
  • Accurate placement of orders for materials and services ensuring pricing, certification, shipping instructions & lead time information is correct.
  • As department point of contact for customer homebase materials point of contact, the Buyer will ensure information related to supply of customer supplied material is accurate and updated on project reports.
  • Utilization of all available supplier online sourcing and aircraft parts services e.g. Inventory Locator System (ILS).
  • Processing the following order types: Purchase Orders, Repair Orders, Exchange Orders, Service Orders, Non-Stock Orders
  • Updating of project reports on a daily basis to ensure all delivery dates, details on supply of alternate parts and relevant shipping information is accurate.
  • Working with freight & logistics partners to ensure accurate delivery of orders and resolving any logistical issues that arise within the supply chain.
  • Working closely with the Materials Co-Ordinator and Project Leader to ensure parts that cannot be sourced within the project ground time are prioritised & options to repair or fabricate these parts in-house are utilised
  • Attending daily Departmental meetings providing up to date information on all supply chain related matters.
  • Be aware of contractual issues with customer with regards to part sign off limits, part pool / PBH agreements, fixed priced, T & M work and use of PMA material.
  • Looking to constantly innovate & introduce new material options for Production while not compromising on quality for the customer.
  • Collate required information and attend customer project pre-input and wash up meetings. Action any items arising from these meetings.
  • Management & auditing of our supplier base to ensure all approvals are current and updated as required as well as ensuring best price, lead time, quality & service to the company.
  • Continuous monitoring of inventory levels with emphasis on MOQ’s, MOV’s, life limited material & targeting zero material returns on each project.
  • Weekly monitoring of MRP and processing of MRP PRs for material replenishment.
  • Collecting quotes & negotiating T & Cs with Vendors.
  • Monitoring & managing of quarantine parts.
  • Creation of material master data.
  • Work closely with Materials Co-Ordinator/Shipping to ensure all core exchange parts are returned to vendors within agreed time frame and ensure no late return fees are incurred by the company.
  • Assisting the Finance Department in resolving any supplier related financial queries that may arise.
  • Provide an excellent customer service to in-house and external customers.
  • Ensure support to Production at main layover milestones, engine runs, ground checks and demo flight.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities identified by the Purchasing Leader and / or Materials Manager as it relates to Materials.

Candidate Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in a purchasing and supply chain role ideally within the aviation industry is required.
  • Qualification in IIPMM / APICS Purchasing, Logistics and/or Supply Chain is desirable with previous experience as a Material Buyer an advantage.
  • Strong IT Skills with experience working with modern ERP Systems.
  • Have a consistent high level of commercial awareness and a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrates and is passionate about delivering solutions for our customers. Be aware of customer needs and makes decisions with customer in mind at all times.
  • Have a strong work ethic, be reliable, focussed, self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills.

Typical Working Conditions

  • Must satisfy and maintain the required medical standard.
  • Work is performed at the AAG Hangar in Shannon.
  • PPE is provided by AAG, and its use is mandatory in the performance of your work.
  • Must satisfy and maintain airport security requirements.


Closing Date

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of this position, we look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date for applications: 29 / 09 / 23

Atlantic Aviation Group reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

As a growing and ambitious organisation, we are always interested in speaking to individuals about their next career move. If this is not the right position for you but you would still like to find out more about working for Atlantic Aviation Group, please contact us at –

Equal Opportunities Employer

Atlantic Aviation Group is an equal opportunities employer. The people of Atlantic Aviation Group are the foundation of its success, and we believe that employing a diverse workforce is key to this success. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of nationality, religion, ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, or disability. We value your passion, energy, and creativeness.

One of our company values is to provide a people focussed environment with a strong sense of community, where individuals feel safe, valued, and engaged. We are committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities through our recruitment process and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.


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