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Air Methods Materials Manager- United Rotorcraft in Englewood, Colorado


Job Summary

Responsible for developing a robust inventory management system partnering closely with operations, program management, production control, and sourcing. Develop a high performing team of inventory analysts with the ultimate goal of optimizing inventory and improving supply chain service levels through a combination of historical analysis, statistical forecasting, and managing inventory planning as an integral part of the S&OP process. Additionally, manage and develop warehouse/logistics team to ensure traceability of materials, quick turnarounds of receipts, and ensuring that product is shipped on time.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop & manage data-driven inventory management process to maintain optimal inventory levels, improve turns, and support internal and external demand

  • Supervise and oversee team of inventory analysts, material handlers, configuration specialist, and shipping & receiving personnel

  • Maintain work instructions and ensures direct reports are adequately trained and cross-trained so they are fully capable of performing their duties.

  • Support S&OP process through data analysis, inventory planning, and developing strategies & processes to optimize inventory while ensuring the necessary service levels

  • Work closely with procurement/sourcing org to ensure purchase orders align with inventory strategy, support last-time buy discussions, and optimize order parameters based on demand

  • Manage inventory accuracy working closely with shipping/receiving/material handling activities including, but not limited to a structured cycle count program

  • Champion continuous improvement to support business processes and improve internal metrics and external customer satisfaction

  • Provide and report out on inventory analysis to Division Leadership on a monthly basis

  • Manage physical inventory process on at least a yearly basis

  • Review adjustments made by Inventory Analysts

  • Maintain the required reports for Sarbanes Oxley (or similar) accountability as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Job Requirements

  • Regular scheduled attendance

  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling - 10%

Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Inventory department. Carries out Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. For Exempt Managers: Managers that carry out these responsibilities for two or more employees will have significant input in hiring and termination decisions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) from four-year college or university; and 7 or more years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent of education and experience.

  • 3+ years materials/inventory experience

  • 3+ years supervisor experience

  • 3+ years in Aerospace/Aviation experience preferred


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical, data mining, and report development skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of collaboration at all levels

  • Organization, detail oriented, ability to prioritize and multi-task, and meet deadlines

Computer Skills

  • Advanced with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Detailed knowledge of Material Planning Requirements (MRP) software systems

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • CPIM or similar Supply Chain certification preferred

  • Lean and/or Six Sigma

Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)