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Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Location: LHR
Contract: Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Until March 2023
Closing Date: 03/12/2021

Many of our staff at Virgin work flexibly and in many different ways, including different core hours or remote working. Please talk to us at your application or interview stage about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we are happy to explore what's possible for the role.

In a nutshell

The role of Supply Chain Analyst is primarily to support the Financial Inventory Manager and help deliver the key objectives set; thus contributing towards the overall VAA goals. This will include the tracking and monitoring of all Aircraft Operations Inventory value (owned & leased), budgetary analysis/reporting and identification of cost improvement ideas. You will interrogate business financials to support Management decision making and support Inventory Optimisation activities – both Operational & Financial.

Day to day


- Produce key Matrices/KPIs timely and to the quality required
- Data Management & Interrogation
- Reporting automation and continuous improvement
- Non-Moving, Obsolete & Surplus report generation and analysis
- Track and proactively report on inventory initiatives to minimise and manage opportunity loss or operational risk
- Ad-hoc reporting


- As directed, generate perspective of business financial performance
- Produce monthly cost reports for the cost review meeting; including variance analysis and commentary; and report by exception
- Undertake forecast variance analysis at agreed intervals during the year in conjunction with budget holders
- Ensure all budget holders understand the financial information they are sent every month and to answer questions they may have
- Work with stakeholders to develop automated reporting interfaces to improve access to management information
- During Budget period; assist budget holders with preparation of budget templates, Collate budget holder planning and budgeting information, produce the budget pack
- Budgetary/Cost control meeting administration & reporting


- Using the MIS; produce reports and analysis by variables such as Suppliers, Products, fleet, etc.
- Ad-hoc reporting and analysis

About you

We’re looking for an Analyst with a Supply Chain background, with a broad SCM/Analytic knowledgel. If this sounds like you and you have the below skills/experience, we think you would love this role!

- PowerBi
- Crystal reports/ Ultramain (desirable)
- MS Excel & MS Access(Macro level desirable)
- Business Objects/Oracle /Other reporting tool an advantage
- MS Office suite inc Word & PowerPoint
- SQL/Database analytics experience an advantage
- Excellent Numerical Literacy
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (at all levels)
- Highly articulate with the ability to explain complex ideas and thoughts clearly to a variety of audiences
- Excellent analytical skills with an ability to translate complex data and document in a clear and concise way
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team, also displaying self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative
- Ability to work simultaneously on several different initiatives displaying excellent time management and organisational skills
- An education to degree standard or demonstration of ability to the same level, delivered in a working environment
- Knowledge and understanding of Investment Appraisal techniques and Accounting terminology
- Understanding of factors affecting Total cost of ownership of components and Inventory related knowledge
- Business Finance & Accounting understanding

Be yourself – Our differences make us stronger

Virgin Atlantic are committed equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity. Diversity brings strength which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated, and we can ignite the potential of our forward-thinking mix of people.

Please be aware as part of our recruitment process we may look to use a variety of resourcing tools to help us understand your skills and experience in relation to the role you have applied for. These may include application questions, video interviews or online testing. Please feel free to contact us at if there are any reasonable adjustments to our process that you would like us to consider, for example use of hearing loops, sign language interpreter etc. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there are any issues preventing you from being at your best during your application or assessment process. Any issues raised after your assessment is completed or once a decision has been made will be too late for us to consider within our process.

You'll be assessed against our values for a selection of your interview process, learn more about them here: Our Values