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United Airlines Senior Analyst - Supply and Demand Management in San Francisco, California

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Technical Operations

Technical Operations includes the maintenance, and overhaul of our aircraft. This includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

The Senior Analyst – Supply and Demand Management of Technical Operations Inventory Management is responsible for the strategic productivity and tactical execution of United Airlines’ aircraft spare parts inventory. The Senior Analyst will accomplish tactical inventory execution through active project management, inventory planning, and procurement processes.

  • Makes daily strategic adjustments to station inventory levels for inventory assets to support the operation

  • Executes against system protection levels to support operations at the least total cost.

  • Ensures Allocation/ROP assignments are monitored and adjusted, in support of service level goals

  • Accountable for life cycle of inventory – inception through final disposition

  • Accountable for ensuring material is available and visible throughout the system

  • Establish new fleet provisioning plans

  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on performance against plan

  • Drive continuous improvement through the systematic use of tools and techniques

  • Identifies Alternatives to OEM Ownership

  • Develops understanding of market availability for surplus inventory

  • Executes purchases of incremental inventory

  • Monitors, analyzes, and maintains strong and productive relationships with external suppliers

  • Accountable for ensuring purchases are completed on-time and within budget

  • Identifies various alternatives for purchasing additional inventory

  • Develops understanding of market availability for surplus inventory

  • Improves operational reliability by minimizing aircraft out of service events, delays, and cancellations related to the unavailability of spare aircraft parts

  • Ensuring engineering projects are effectively, efficiently, and timely supported through all inventory needs

  • Development of tactical and strategic plans for Rotable, Expendable, and EA project inventory

  • Executes project management tasks for the execution and implementation of engineering project support

  • Evaluates demand sources, supplier capabilities, strength and weaknesses of existing Supply Chain and models

  • Develops inventory requirements, alternatives and makes sound recommendations in support of customer and business plan.

  • Provides actionable insight to short- and long-term forecasts for the purposes of budgetary planning and integrated business planning

  • Utilizes analytical dashboards, automated tools, and the airline’s transaction-based computer ERP system (SCEPTRE)

  • Performs ad-hoc data mining and analysis


  • Bachelor Degree in Aviation Management, Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field, or comparable experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in fields of the Supply Chain, Airline or Manufacturing Industry.

  • Understanding of Supply Chain Planning and Management

  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Self Motivated and engrained Continuous Improvement experience

  • Strong people skills and ability to develop internal and external relationships

  • Proven ability to generate consensus amongst disparate viewpoints

  • Experience in root cause corrective action finding

  • Demonstrated abilities to find creative ways to reduce operational costs

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage workload accordingly through task prioritization

  • Possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Self-starter with high degree of initiative and ability to manage deadlines

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities

  • Analytical approach to problem solving, with attention to detail and a sense of urgency

  • Negotiation skills

  • Up to 25% travel and requires valid passport


  • Lean Six Sigma Green/Black Belt

  • Working knowledge of SQL or other data query languages


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

  • United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Management & Administrative

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled