PHI, Inc.
  • Materials - Procurement/Warranty
  • Lafayette, LA, USA
  • Regular Payscale
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life Insurance, 401(k) and more

Work under the general direction of the department manager to acquire and manage the appropriate flow of parts and material that are necessary for the overall efficient operation of the company. Provides leadership and guidance to crewmembers with respect to inventory analysis, accountability, distribution, and procurement of parts, materials, supplies and services.


Coordinates a group of integrated activities that focus on the inventory analysis, accountability, distribution, and procurement of parts, materials, supplies and services needed to reach organizational goals.  Must be able to coordinate with other departments to assure material requirement is satisfied.  Insures adherence to policies, and procedures.  Procurement personnel are to insure that all aircraft parts have appropriate regulatory certification.  Reviews, evaluates, and provides guidance concerning vendor/supplier warranty and buy-back policies and programs.  Provides for the reclaiming of money for materials and services that do not meet the required performance standards and quality.  Supports inventory counts, maintenance and adjustments.

Key department functions:

  • Inventory analysis, market research, sourcing, and procurement of parts and material.
  • Vendor selection, evaluating, and retention.
  • Control and positioning of inventory.
  • Third party repair agency selection and monitoring.
  • Inventory management, counts and adjustments.
  • Movement and routing of parts and material.
  • Administer warranty claims and buy-backs.
  • Regulatory Compliance


  • 5  & 2
  • Lafayette


  • High school graduate required, Associate/Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • Ability to organize work, proficient computer skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills.      
  • Leadership experience preferred, work related experience in place of a degree will be considered.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work well as a team member and to represent the company with all levels of management internally and externally.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite is essential.
  • Experience with any ERP systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Report tools such as Discover preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIESResponsible for the efficient coordination of the following functions in assigned areas:

  • Material Planning and Coordination:  Plan and forecast material utilizing min/max, time-phased planning (MRP), scheduled requests (JIT), and kits.  Maintain service levels in a manner that meets operational service levels while minimizing investment costs.
  • Inventory Management:  Control the quantities and position of materials throughout the supply chain.  Investigate and reconcile inventory discrepancies as required through causative research; conduct physical inventory, cycle counts, and location surveys.
  • Movement and Routing of Material:  Movement and routing of material--Disposition material for internal or external repair, to include program parts and warranty claims and returns. 
  • Market Research:  Establish the best possible relations and agreements with suppliers and vendors to enable best total price, terms and conditions at the best value to PHI.
  • Inventory Analysis and Sourcing:  Establish policies and procedures that insure supply chain efficiency.  Supply chain analysis to insure correct part/material and ownership.  Determine best source of supply to meet operational requirements at best value to PHI.
  • Purchase Orders:  Establish policies and procedures that ensure timely, accurate, and documented processing of purchase orders, warranty, repair, and service agreements.  Monitor and evaluate vendor performance and retention.
  • Third Party Repair Agencies:  Establish procedures that ensure selected vendors:  Provide the best value to PHI, meet all applicable regulatory requirements and/or certification (FAA, DOD, etc.) and monitor and evaluate vendor performance and retention.
  • Establish single and sole source vendors that: improve material flow through the supply chain, reduce inventory investment and purchasing process costs
  • Warranty & Buy-Backs: Process warranty claims and buy-backs to recovery money for materials and services.

Responsible for keeping the Manager / Director, Materials informed concerning matters affecting inventory.  Responsible to administer materials related automated systems, related business processes, and system specifications.  Responsible for the professional development and well-being of department employees.  Accountable for ensuring corporate Safety Management System activities are being effectively applied by staff personnel within PHI.  Promote PHI's Destination Zero initiative.  Any other duties as assigned.


1) Safety - Taking responsibility to put the tools and processes in place that will ensure your own safety and the safety of those around you.  The key components of Safety are:  System (SMS), Risk Management, Safety Assurance, Personal Responsibility, Discipline, Compliance (Integrity), and Capacity for Collective Action.

2) Quality - Meeting the customers' needs and conditions for success over the long term and to the greatest extent possible. The key components of Quality are:  Leadership Position, Technology, Technical Proficiency, Measurement and Accountability, and Innovation.

3) Efficiency - Ability to maximize the benefits and profits, while minimizing effort and expenditure. The key components of Efficiency are:  Process Efficiency, Organizational Efficiency, Resource Allocation & Maximization, Measurement and Accountability, and Organizational Transparency

4) Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. The key components of Customer Service are:  Communication, Consistency, Accessibility, Reliability, and Maintaining an Honest, Respectful and Professional Relationship.


1) Drive & Energy - Effective performers have a high level of energy and the motivation to sustain it over time. They are ambitious and passionate about their role in the organization. They have the stamina and endurance to handle the substantial workload present in today's organization. They are motivated to maintain a fast pace and continue to produce even in exhausting circumstances.

2) Functional/Technical Expertise - Effective performers are knowledgeable and skilled in a functional specialty (e.g., finance, marketing, operations, information technologies, human resources, etc.). They add organizational value through unique expertise in a functional specialty area. They remain current in their area of expertise and serve as a resource in that area for the organization.

3) High Standards - Effective performers establish and model standards that guarantee exceptional quality and necessary attention to detail. They continually seek to improve processes and products, and they hold staff accountable for quality. They find best practices, share them and then improve upon them.

4) Initiative - Effective performers are proactive and take action without being prompted. They don't wait to be told what to do or when to do it. They see a need, take responsibility and act on it. They make things happen.

5) Integrity - Effective performers think and act ethically and honestly. They apply ethical standards of behavior to daily work activities. They take responsibility for their actions and foster a work environment where integrity is rewarded.


The above Statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

PHI, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
PHI, Inc.


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