Pacific Coastal Airlines
  • 18-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Richmond, BC, CAN
  • Full Time

The Manager, Inventory Planning & Control provides leadership and direction to the Stores and Procurement team members, sets and implements the inventory strategies for Pacific Coastal Airlines. They drive a continuous improvement process around procurement and inventory management.

The primary goal is to support Pacific Coastal Airline's material needs with the right part at the right place at the right time at optimal cost. The main function of Manager, Inventory Planning & Control will be to manage inventory and materials flow for Maintenance department and Pacific Coastal Airlines' 24 bases across British Columbia and Alberta, thus providing safe and reliable aircraft for on-time performance.

This position reports to the Director, Procurement & Supply Chain and is a key member of the Procurement & Supply Chain Department. The ideal candidate for this position has previous airline industry experience with procurement and inventory management as their primary responsibilities. Attention to detail and excellent time management skills are required, as well as strong communication skills and the ability to interact with other departments, employees and supervisors.



  • Lead development of inventory management initiatives
  • Determine a long-term strategic direction for inventory management
  • Set inventory policies and SOPs driving Inventory KPIs higher
  • Determine best practices for Stores and Procurement
  • Drive utilization of our Maintenance & Inventory tracking system (FlightDocs) by working closely with software developers and Pacific Coastal Airlines' IT team


  • Develop and report Key Performance Indicators aligned with Pacific Coastal's inventory strategy
  • Perform ongoing root cause analysis and develop corrective action for deficient work processes
  • Ensure accuracy of Stores cycle and year-end counts
  • Interact with suppliers and Maintenance Control Managers to ensure that required parts for all projects are fulfilled in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the Technical Records staff to have absolute control of all rotable components
  • Interact with Maintenance personnel to ensure their inventory requirements are fulfilled
  • Investigate means to ensure compliance with sign-outs/issuing of all products and components under the Stores.

Budget, Costs & Contracts

  • Develop quarterly and annual inventory purchase plans and budgets
  • Assist Leadership team with development of technical Class A components budget
  • Ensure accurate coding of all invoices for technical and non-technical purchases
  • Lead RFP initiatives and procurement contracts
  • Manage inventory plan budget.


  • Provide overall leadership to the Inventory and Procurement team members
  • Guide personnel towards better and more effective work processes
  • Develop departmental level objectives for the team and co-develop individual objectives with direct reports.
  • Provide training, mentorship and leadership to team members to ensure that departmental objectives are met.


  • Develop, maintain and oversee a financial and regulatory audit & compliance process for the inventory and Stores.
  • Investigate and rectify any discrepancies or regulatory non-compliances and perform root cause analysis and corrective action to prevent recurrence


  • Valid class 5 driver's license
  • 5 - 10 years operations experience including inventory management
  • 3 years management experience
  • Technical airline knowledge and experience is preferred
  • Clear understanding of pertinent CARs regulations and standards
  • Familiar with MSM, Mfg's AMM's and CARs 625
  • Familiar with shipping best practices and customs clearance
  • Must be able to obtain a Restricted Area Identification Card


  • Ability to build and maintain a strong team
  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently and with remote staff
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral)
  • Intermediate technical skills in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Why Pacific Coastal Airlines?

  • Company Culture: We honour our company motto of People Friendly, People Firstfor both our employees and our passengers. We encourage a positive, caring workplace and put a high value on collaboration, accountability, and loyalty. We are inclusive, respectful, and have a friendly corporate culture.
  • Health Benefits:We offer a standard benefits package for permanent employees consisting of extended health, dental, travel medical, life insurance, AD&D, an employee and family assistance program, paid sick days, and paid personal emergency days.
  • Compensation:We recognize and value industry experience by offering competitive compensation commensurate with prior experience as well as a company-match Group RRSP to assist with retirement planning.
  • Travel Benefits: We offer excellent travel perks within the Pacific Coastal network for employees, their eligible family members, and their buddies. Also available to employees and their eligible family members is standby travel on other airlines across the world. Additionally, employees are eligible for discounts with various hotels and restaurants within the communities we serve as well as steeply discounted cargo shipping within the Pacific Coastal Airlines network.

Pacific Coastal Airlines is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all of our employment practices. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability or any other identifying characteristic.

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