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Executive - Inflight Services Supply Chain & Product

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
Job Type
Inflight Services
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Contract: Fixed Term – 12 months
Hours: 37.5hrs per week - Monday to Friday* (with flexibility for International travel)
Location:The Base, Crawley West Sussex
Closing date: 19 August 2018

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In a nutshell

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our small and diverse In-flight Services team as an In-flight Services Supply Chain & Product Executive.
Reporting to the Senior Manager In-flight Services Product Supply Chain, you'll lead all activity relating to the design, manufacturing and shipping of In-flight, Clubhouse and Airport stationary, print products and equipment initiatives.
Working with a range of UK and International colleagues, from designers to manufacturers, shipping agents, cargo carriers and logistics providers you will specialise in the optimisation of manufacturing processes. You'll take ownership of ensuring products are both fit for purpose and cost effective, whilst ensuring sustainability and environmental considerations are at the heart of each stage of the supply chain process.

Day to day

Playing a pivotal role in the successful delivery of our strategy your key accountabilities will fall into the following areas:
Lead new product development from vision to delivery: You will translate visions into products and representing In-flight Services for any activity related to product development.
Design and implement robust product development plans: You will ensure appropriate phasing and transitioning of stock levels, you'll formulate smooth and timely product launches. Ensuring minimal obsolescence write off costs and distributions charges.
Sustainability: You'll undertake due diligence to ensure that the suppliers and factories are aligned with required ethical and environmental policies.
Work with the Equipment & Logistics Manager: You will handle the performance of all supply-chain suppliers, protecting our commercial interests at every opportunity.
Safety: You'll ensure the delivery of a safe and secure operation in terms of security, food safety and all aspects of supplier activity.
Ensure access to the widest range of products: You will lead the interaction between our Design and Development teams and the equipment supply community.

About you

You will have experience in the design and manufacturing of catering products or high volume stationary items. And a working knowledge of Incoterms, IPR and VAT governance are pivotal. A CIPS qualification would be advantageous.
An excellent communicator, confident presenting to all audiences, you'll have a background in establishing and maintaining strong internal and external relationships.
A highly organised, agile and autonomous worker, you'll be able to work to tight deadlines and deliver multiple simultaneous projects/contracts.
An analytical decision-maker you will drive continuous improvement and work to LEAN principles.
Does this sound like you? Are you seeking a busy and dynamic role? If so we'd love to see your application.

The perks
Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.
Be yourself - our differences make us stronger
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are equal opportunities employers. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible individuals regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Our aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.
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