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Planner IV

Company name
Aviall, Inc.

Dallas, TX

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Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries and is the largest subsidiary of The Boeing Company.  Aviall has an entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do culture with the backing of one of the world’s best companies, Boeing.

The Planner IV schedules and coordinates the efficient distribution of products for production schedules and customer demand.  The Planner IV is responsible for the part level demand forecast and corresponding inventory investment over 3-5 year horizons. Also responsible for negotiation of changes as needed with customers and suppliers to support inventory availability and optimization targets. The Planner IV supports new business efforts using inputs from the business development team and provides initial inventory and excess and obsolescence valuations for life of agreement. The Planner IV leads Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning processes to ensure alignment and accuracy of inventory level, program performance, and risk management. The Planner IV accesses inventory and supply chain execution risks and provides mitigation recommendations. The Planner IV provides financial reporting and reconciliation of inventories.

Additional duties may include:

Acts as lead to ensure security and accountability of inventory through transaction documentation, process and procedure verification, and system review to maximize customer service level, inventory productivity objectives and contractual obligations.  Both statistical and collaborative forecast methods are used to manage significant investment level material plans for the company.  Product lines involved are generally long-term contracts with specified service level and generate a significant investment impact.  Uses specialized knowledge of the assigned product lines and market intelligence to conduct forecasting analysis.  Maximizes inventory productivity through effective investment and service level trade off analysis.  Has purchasing authority within the limits of established forecast and planning parameters necessary to sustain the company service level objectives and supplier/customer commitments. 

Analyzes a wide range of issues of diverse scope and corrects cycle count discrepancies. Evaluates performance against target; develops and implements root cause and corrective action plans for continuous improvement.  Oversees excess and obsolescence audits; develops and implements recommendations.

Leads regular performance review meetings.

Serves as the focal point for issues related to the system and corresponding business processes. Develops continuous improvement plans and leads audits to include strategic actions intended to enhance inventory productivity while maintaining target product available.  

Provides oversight and mentors other team members.  Develops and maintains current training for assigned team.

Leads special projects and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education Requirement

:  Bachelors Degree in related field.  Master's preferred


:  6 to 8 years related experience.


: Up to 10%

Aviall is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Bachelor's Degree

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Aviall is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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We know that having the parts you need on hand locally is important to you. We also know that the better we understand the unique needs of your business‚ the more successful we’ll be at meeting those needs. That’s why we have locations all over the world. Our local customer service people work hard to identify the products that you need us to stock locally and they can can ship what you need from any of our locations to ensure all of your requirements are met.

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