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Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time (Days and Nights)
Location: Heathrow
Contract: Fixed Term Contract / Secondment - 12 months (with the potential to become permanent)
Closing Date: Sunday 29th January 2023
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.
At Virgin Atlantic Airways, we believe that everyone can take on the world, and it's our vision to become the most loved travel company. As we embark on this next exciting stage of our journey, we’re harnessing our spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation to challenge the status quo.

We have one of the cleanest and greenest fleets in the sky, from Airbus A350s and A330neos to the Boeing 787s. Our Engineering team is made up of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, and supply chain teams that help make sure they’re well maintained and ready to get our customers to their chosen destinations. So, if you’re ready to take your career to new heights, read on!


In a nutshell

As a Materials Supplier you will be accountable for overseeing all parts and material movements within the network of Virgin Atlantic Engineering Stores, ensuring accurate transactions of all inventory movements on the computerised inventory system. You will be dealing with first line queries regarding inventory and liaising with Production to solve inventory queries as they arise. In addition, the job holder must maintain a clean, safe and secure working environment within the Civil Aviation Authority and Virgin Atlantic Quality mandatory regulations.

This role will require the obtaining of an airside pass, as your responsibilities will require both Hangar and airside support for our engineering teams


Day to day

Monitor and control the stocks of time expired chemicals in accordance with the Control of Substances Harmful to Health Regulations, 1992 (COSHH) prior to disposal by a licensed contractor.

Ensure all tooling is controlled and stored to the highest standards. This includes following the ‘Check-Out / Check In’ process.

Maintain the required standards of housekeeping and cleanliness including safety precautions complying with health and safety regulations. Adherence to a bonded store environment to ensure continued compliance

You will need to become conversant with all material procedures in section 5 of the companies’ engineering departmental procedures manual and with all current local office instructions.

Ensure all materials are packaged appropriately and are either issued/transferred or stored as appropriate ensuring the computer system is accurately updated to reflect the parts location

Ensure unserviceable / unsalvageable parts are segregated and routed to the relevant department for transacting

Liaise fully with the Technical Stores Supervisor in the absence of the Senior Material Supplier at the beginning of each shift.

Notify the Duty Material Planner that an AOG or Critical requirement exists, when a nil or not stocked situation arises outside normal working hours.

Liaise with Material Inventory/Planning, Purchasing and Component repair teams on receipt problems as and when necessary

Building maintenance spares preloads in support of the companies exciting New Line of Flying programme.

Complete self-monitoring procedures in support of continued compliance/continued improvement. Complete thorough investigation of any discrepancies and forward the results to the supervisory team.

Daily monitoring of the material request workspace, and completing transactions as required.


About you

Are you an experienced materials supplier, or working in a similar role in the aviation industry? If so, we think you would love this role! We seek people with the following skills and experience:

- Current full driving licence for vehicles up to and including 3.5T maximum gross weight.
- Must demonstrate strong numeracy skills and have the ability to work well on their own initiative as well as in a team.
- Preferable experience in aviation or similar field
- Experience in performing stock checks
- Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent.
- Fully competent and experienced with inventory management on a complex stores system.
- Basic knowledge of MS word & Excel.
- Holder of a Cat.B1 counterbalance forklift operator’s license/ Flexi-forklift licence.
- 20T forklift licence (as required).
The Perks
We offer a competitive basic salary and fantastic development opportunities to grow and evolve. And of course, we’re renowned for our brilliant staff travel benefits, which are among the best in the industry. We encourage everyone to take on the world, and you’re no exception.


Be yourself – Our differences make us stronger

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do our colleagues. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic we believe everyone can take on the world - no matter your age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We celebrate difference, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.

To make your journey with us accessible, and individual to you, we encourage you to let us know if you’d like a little extra help with your application, or if you have any individual requirements at any stage along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please reach out to our team, (Recruitment@fly.virgin.com) feeling confident that we’ve got your individual considerations covered.

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