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PURCHASER - Luxembourg
Permanent Position
Full time

 
 
The Purchaser will handle all the buying requests and needs for our activities of maintenance, aerostructure shop and engines.
 
Main tasks
  • Supporting buying requests for Aircraft (repair / maintenance), for the structure shop, and for engine and aircraft MRO requirements
  • Executing requests for quotation processes and cost structure analysis
  • Executing order placement, expediting till reception/acceptance of aircraft parts
  • Providing commercial cost analysis
  • Supporting the project teams with the research and selection of suppliers and allocation of parts.
  • Negotiating buying prices with suppliers
  • Establish and develop relationships with suppliers globally
  • Work closely with Commercial and Maintenance to understand and forecast future buying requirements
  • Issuing regular performance reports
  • Proactively seek ways to reduce spend on the procurement of aircraft parts
 
Requested Skills:
  • At least 2-3 years professional Purchasing / Procurement experience within an airline, MRO, OEM or lessor.
  • English is essential and any other European languages is of benefit
  • Education:  University Degree in Business or Marketing Studies
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Excel)
 
To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to career@vallair.aero

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Engineering & CAMO Manager - Luxembourg
Permanent Position
Full time

 
The engineering and CAMO Manager will support technical operations of business with engineering data, study and latest knowledge in fields of various airworthiness regulations like FAA, EASA, ICAO, 2-REG, Isle of Man, aircraft systems and structure, including but not limited to avionics modifications, powerplant, LGs, passenger to cargo conversion, maintenance packaging and planning, maintenance agreements review, technical asset management, delivery/re-delivery of asset, records and manuals keeping etc

Main tasks
  • Organise and manage work of engineering and technical activities of the company, internal and external engineering and CAMO resources ensuring through the workforce under his/her control, that the quality of workmanship in the final product is accomplished to the highest standards of airworthiness, a standard acceptable to Customer and the relevant Authorities worldwide;
  • Respect and improve time and budgets constraints;
  • Support and coordinate activities with Programme Managers, Technical Director, other BUs and responsible stakeholders from technical and engineering side;
  • Be accountable for relevant airworthiness compliance of asset;
  • Be accountable for and control maintenance, modification and performance compliances of assets;
  • Monitor portfolio aircraft compliance with lease technical obligations;
  • Issue and control asset specifications;
  • Organise, manage and take accountability for asset compliance with specification;
  • Organise and manage pre-purchase assessments and inspections of asset data in coordination with Programme Managers and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with Customer, Programme Manager, BU Manager and other stakeholders delivery/re-delivery of asset worldwide;
  • Be accountable for, organize and manage records keeping of engineering and technical activities of the company up to the latest industry and company standards;
  • Review, Issue and update as required necessary manuals, procedures, templates etc;
  • Liaise with Civil Aviation Authorities and its representatives in terms of airworthiness review, inspection, regulation, validation, approval etc.;
  • Liaise with OEMs on different engineering and airworthiness activities;
  • Conduct scheduled meeting with the CAMO team to review open issues, create new targets and follow-up on those targets through the assigned staff member;
  • Perform annual staff reviews and discuss new targets, assign tasks, control its accomplishment, establish training plan, vacations plan etc.
 
As the leader of our Engineering Unit, we are therefore looking for an extremely high calibre individual, with a consultative management style, willing to be based and work from our office in Luxembourg to fill this key position holding the following minimum criteria:

Requested Skills:
In possession of a Valid EASA Part 66 License or Degree in Aeronautical Engineering;
At least 5 years' experience in a CAMO/Engineering environment with similar aircraft type;
Detailed knowledge of EASA Part M/145 and FAA regulations;
Excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written);
Experience with Airbus A320 Family and B737 aircraft and applications;
Managing experience to build-up and guide an engineering team;
Ability to understand, interpret and apply regulatory requirements and workplace agreements;
Relationship building skills within multinational environment and the ability to demonstrate flawless communications skills;
Strong IT skills;
 
Experience with technical asset management, lease and acquisitions, airline engineering is an advantage.
 
To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to career@vallair.aero
 
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PROJECT MANAGER
Permanent Position
Full Time
Luxembourg

 
Key Objectives:
Manage aircraft maintenance and conversion activity of company and Business Units

Reporting to: 
Technical Director

Job Description:
 
  • Managing A320Fam and B737FAM Projects from acquisition until delivery of a Project;
  • Time control of a Project to make sure on-time delivery of a Project;
  • Cost control of a Project to make sure budget set is respected;
  • Project delivery specification control;
  • Responsibility for initial acquisition review and follow-up of technical condition of a Project;
  • Responsibility for initial airworthiness status and follow-up of a Project;
  • Reporting to Program Manager, Technical Director and Upper Management critical pathway and milestones;
  • Coordination of Project within company’s Units and Departments;
  • Organization, managing and follow-up team of on-site representatives;
  • Technical coordination of a Project with Customer including related financial aspects;
  • Third Parties and Sub-Contractors contracts review negotiation
  • Technical coordination and maintenance oversight of a Project with Third Parties and Sub-Contractors including related financial aspects.
 
 
Candidate Requirements
 
  • Engineering degree or an alternative technical qualification with a minimum of 5 years work experience in long term maintenance projects, airline, MRO or Consultancy organization;
  • Leadership experience;
  • Experience in managing projects remotely;
  • Experience in managing heavy maintenance;
  • Cost control experience;
  • Leasing business experience is an advantage;
  • A320Fam experience is essential;
  • B737 FAM types knowledge is an advantage;
  • P2F process knowledge is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and understanding of current continued airworthiness requirements together with the ability to analyse and interpret EASA and FAA regulations to ensure compliance with;
  • A team player with the ability to write concise, well-structured reports containing reasoned sustained argument using adequately weighted evidence in response to specific questions. Reports should be clear, coherent and grammatically correct
  • Can work autonomously and use initiative to seek solutions when required, offering added value to the team
  • Strong knowledge of current software and MS Office package
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changed project conditions
  • Decision making skills
 
To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to career@vallair.aero

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PARTS SALES ACCOUNTS MANAGER 
Permanent Position
Full time

 
The role of Parts Sales Accounts Manager will be to maximise sales and play a fundamental role in developing future growth and provide vision to hit sales targets by developing sales strategies in teardown business unit.
The Parts Sales Accounts Manager reports to the Director of Materials Management and Supply Chain, will be responsible for exceeding agreed sales targets, delegating tasks to the sales team and ensuring the same are carried out promptly and in accordance with the company procedures and will also include but not limited to the following;
 
Main Activities 
  • Performs sales activities on major accounts and negotiates sales prices.
  • Communicate daily with clients and customers to maximise sales.
  • Develops strategy, tactics, sales plans and profit targets.
  • Maintain both annual and monthly sales targets in coordination with the Company's business plan.
  • Developing relationships with clients and maintaining them to maximise sales.
  • Representing the business at conferences, trade fairs and networking events.
 
Experience & Skills
  • Experience in an aviation company.
  • Knowledge of spare parts.
  • English is essential and any other European languages is of benefit.
  • Excellent communication skill (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Management expertise.
For more information please send you CV and a covering letter to career@vallair.aero 

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TECHNICAL LEASE MANAGER
Permanent Position
Full time

 
The Technical Lease Manager will support technical operations of business, reports to the Technical Director and will support the Technical team;
 
Responsibilities:  
  • Technical summary of lease contracts: delivery conditions, re-delivery conditions, lease period requirements, MRs qualified events;
  • Maintenance forecast for leased assets during lease period, MRs qualified events, events affecting asset value;
  • Forecast of leased asset technical condition and value at re-delivery;
  • Management of deliveries and re-deliveries: controlling compliance with lease agreements in terms of tech spec, budget and time in coordination with the team;
  • Pre-lease inspections and mid/annual lease inspections of Lessees;
  • Lease monthly reports follow up;
  • Coordination with Lessees and support to Lessees;  
  • Will be point of coordination with sub-contractors.
 
Experience & Skills
  • Experience in leasing consultancy or airlines;
  • 2 to 5 years of experience with general type knowledge of Airbus and Boing;
  • Degree in Aeronautical Engineering;
  • English is essential and any other European languages beneficial;
  • Proficiency in MS Office;
  • Analytical and Project Management abilities;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Excellent communication skills.
For more information please send you CV and a covering letter to career@vallair.aero 

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Legal and Insurance Counsel
Senningerberg (Luxembourg)



Job objective:
As the only member of Legal in the Group, to ensure the prompt delivery of accurate legal advice in the fields of corporate, contract, insurance, and general commercial law as well as on compliance and litigation related matters

Key responsibilities:
To manage the corporate and legal housekeeping for the group and its subsidiaries in France and Luxembourg and ensure overall compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. Responsible for drafting and review of the group’s sale, purchase and leasing contracts in a global environment. To provide legal advice to the business in relation to claims and litigation matters.
 
Important result areas:
  • Continuous control of the costs for legal function/external counsels and continuous improvement of the quality of the legal advice;
  • Corporate : daily handling of the corporate matters of the company (board meetings, general assembly meetings, communication with shareholders on legal matters), preparation and assistance during audit (collecting all documentation throughout the fiscal year, summaries of liabilities/litigation, list of counsels etc…). Assistance with tax/court authorities; assistance to Human resources director, assistance regarding international registrations.
  • Litigation: management of litigation and support in claims handling in the concerned jurisdictions and supervising the external counsel;
  • Insurance: day to day handling of insurance matters, checking insurance of service and goods providers, renewal of insurances and follow up of execution; supervision of lessees/purchasers have the correct insurances renewed, answering to lessors/sellers’ requests for insurance certificates;
  • Contracts: assistance of purchasing department through (i) MRO/repair shops GTA or specific terms and conditions; (ii) parts providers sales and purchase agreements; ongoing training to the teams on contract law and the company’s contract policy
  • Projects: assistance of trading and leasing department through sale and purchase agreements of aircraft/engines and lease agreements for aircraft/engines
  • Legal advice to specific projects including financing, acquisitions, compliance program and KYC.
  • Projects follow-up: assistance of technical department for registrations/trust/insurance purposes. Assistance of sales department for recovery of liabilities with lessees/debtors and amicable discussions/legal action and formal notices.

The job requires a generalist who is able to provide legal advice in various jurisdictions on a broad area of different fields of law. In addition, the position requires an expert on contract law in the aviation industry.

The position reports to the CEO

Assessment standards
  • Control of the costs for the legal function;
  • Satisfaction of teams with a focus on the sales/purchase team with quality and time for the rendered legal advice;
  • General compliance of all concerned subsidiaries with legal and regulatory requirements (“legal health”)

Business contacts:
  • Management
  • Commercial teams (sales/purchase)
  • Technical teams
  • Members of the group’s accounting, treasury, and project finance department
  • External lawyers
Representatives of customers and their in-house and external advisers.
 
Education/Training:          
Higher law degree; additional degree in a common law/continental European legal system a plus; solicitor/attorney license
Experience:         
At least 6 years of professional work experience in a law firm or a company in an international environment and the aviation sector
Competencies:
Legal generalist with capacity to adapt quickly to new fields of law/jurisdictions
Expert knowledge in contract law in the aviation sector
Fluent in French and English (working language)
Strong intercultural competences to interact with a team of different jurisdictions
 
For more information please send a CV and a covering letter to career@vallair.aero

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AIRCRAFT ENGINES LEASING & TRADING MANAGER
 
The role of the Engines Trading & Leasing Manager will be to maximise Engines sales and play a fundamental role in developing future growth and provide vision to hit Engines sales targets.

The Engines Trading & Leasing Manager related with focus on engines’ selling, trading, leasing activities and reports to the Chief Trading and Leasing Officer. He or she is responsible for exceeding agreed sales targets, ensuring are carried out promptly and in accordance with the company procedures and will also include but not limited to the following :

Missions:
• Responsible for all the engines’ selling (engines’ parts included), trading, leasing in and out exchanges activities
• Responsible for the revenues associated with the Engines and Engines’ parts activities with the aim achieve and Vallair’s revenues objectives
• Support the Technical team and other Vallair’s Departments such as the engine shop and MRO to obtain Companies’ goals
• Developing strategy, tactics, sales plans, models, part-out vs repair vs trading vs leasing decision, smart work-scoping and profit targets
• Developing relationships with clients all over the world and maintaining them to maximise engines sales
• Identifying and reporting on business opportunities in target markets
• Representing the business at conferences, trade fairs and networking events
• Keep up to date with recent market and industry trends, competitors, and leading customer strategies
 
Professional Skills
• Exceptional sales and negotiation skills
• Profound understanding of the aviation industryand engine parts sales
• At least 5 years of leasing and engine component repair and repair management would be advantageous
• Familiar with parts sales platforms:- ILS, Part 45 etc. 
• Able to negotiate technical matters such as engine manuals such as ESM,IPC, SPM etc. with respect to CFM and V2500 engine types on top of commercial aspects
• Good business sense
• Initiative, drive and enthusiasm
• Excellent communication skills
• Fluent in English and the knowledge of one or two other languages will be considered as an asset
• Good planning and organisational skills
• The ability to work calmly under pressure
• Good IT, budget and report writing skills

For more information please send your CV and a covering letter to career@vallair.aero
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