Airbus Americas
  • 25-Oct-2022 to 10-Feb-2023 (EST)
  • AA10001086 - SA Neo Team
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Bonus(es). After one year of service, can elect to participate in 401(k). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2022 plan year and are subject to change without notice.

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international - with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:
The Senior Manager, Propulsion Systems Supply Chain Quality will be responsible to work within
Airbus on-site teams located in proximity to key propulsion suppliers to: secure the On-Time
Delivery and Quality of propulsion systems from US based suppliers and sub-tiers; bring quality
expertise on preventive and corrective actions using appropriate tools and methodologies;
interface with supplier/sub-tiers and Airbus teams to achieve internal Quality performance targets
of the assigned supplier; assess the supplier's rate readiness, industrial capacity and capability to
support future program(s) rates; and consolidate the quality risk outlook, and mitigate risks in
support. This position will be located in San Diego, CA, and will travel by car and plane to Airbus
and supplier sites.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Supply Chain and Quality Management: 60%
● Responsible for On-Time and On-Quality Delivery of Supplier propulsion systems.
● Responsible for the interface with primary Supplier: Program, Industrial, Supply Chain,
and Quality Executives and Senior Management.
● Responsible for analyzing Supplier's production value stream providing feedback on
improvement opportunities to de-risk performance to plan.
● Assess Lean Manufacturing practices and develop improvement plans.
● Responsible for Quality Compliance:
○ Secure compliance with AIRBUS Quality Management System (QMS) & industry
quality standards.
○ Support cascade of AIRBUS Quality requirements and implementation through:
Quality Assurance Plan, compliance matrix, and Business Quality Review process.
○ Support internal and external audits
○ Lead Industrial and Product Assessments & Audits.
● Responsible for establishing the Supplier Quality surveillance plan and coordinating AIRBUS
participation in order to support the Supplier on on-site activities and within its supply
chain. Ensure that the Supplier Quality surveillance plan takes into full consideration all
audits and assessments required in support of AIRBUS Production Organization Approval.
● Responsible for ensuring workable end-to-end industrial planning and regular review of
Supplier and its Supply Chains' Configuration Change Notifications, Multi-Sourcing
Strategy, and Transfers of Work.
● Oversees Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process including: application of APQP
for Design Changes and Transfers of Work, review applicable APQP documents (PFMEA,
Key Characteristics, Control Plan, Process Capability (Cp/Cpk) deliverables, manage
Quality Plan Timing, and support APQP dashboard management.
● Directs Non-Conformity / Non-Quality and Problem Solving processes consistent with
AIRBUS and industry requirements:
○ Ensures adequate Problem Solving methodology (8D / 9S), to include maturity
assessments, is applied to any instances of Non-Conformity/Non-Quality.

○ Manages Notification of Escape and AIRBUS Quality Survey Report/Safety Related
Item processes.
○ Leads multi-functional team (engineering, quality, supply chain, etc.)
investigations and resolutions of complex Non-Conformity/Non-Quality incidents.

● Monitor Tier 1 / Tier 2 suppliers in the region as necessary: Delivery & Quality
performance, Capital expenditure and ramp-up action checks, recovery plan and Quality
Notification eradication and if applicable completion of shop floor GEMBA.
● Support the Industrial Quarterly Review (IQR) process and capacity assessments,
proactively participate, anticipate planning / execution risks or opportunities and drive
timely action closure.
● Manage multiple, complex Supplier Quality Improvement Projects with AIRBUS and
Supplier senior management.
2. Supplier and Stakeholder Management: 15%
● Collaborate with responsible AIRBUS employees across multiple functional organizations in
USA, Europe and Propulsion Systems suppliers to secure the On-Time and On-Quality
Delivery of propulsion systems.
● Work with responsible propulsion systems suppliers to ensure they are implementing the
necessary corrective and preventive action plans in a timely manner in support of Airbus
● Consolidate and maintain an outlook of key industrial, supply chain, and quality Risks &
Opportunities and drive mitigation plans with the support of the responsible propulsion
● Organize and/or support business and executive reviews (Program Review Meetings,
Industrial Quality Reviews, Assessments, etc.) at AIRBUS and Supplier locations.
● Ensure timely communication to internal stakeholders of responsible propulsion suppliers
status and risks per above assessments.

3. Outputs: 15%
● Recurring reports / KPIs / dashboards highlighting progress, mitigated risk and
● Integration of Supply Chain activities both with other regional procurement offices and
central Propulsion Operations Procurement teams.
● Integrated supplier pictures of overall readiness towards required rates and review the Red
/ Amber during Control Tower and Industrial Reviews.
● Manage deviation to defined industrial targets is managed, communicated to all
stakeholders, and corrective actions implemented with Supplier through root cause and
eradication methods to mitigate reoccurrence.

● Supplier is in full compliance with all cascaded requirements in support of Airbus
Production Organization Approval with any actions from audits and assessments closed in
required timescales.
● Lead and close complex, cross-functional improvement projects on-time and with
expected benefits achieved.
● Timely revision and update of Airbus & Supplier RASCI / Governance documents as needed.
● Documented improvement in supply chain meeting contractual obligations.
● Feed strategic / decisions to achieve propulsion systems and aircraft deliveries in-line with
AIRBUS Multi-Functional Team strategy and AIRBUS annual production goals.
● Secure Supplier annual performance improvements in accordance with agreed target
Additional Responsibilities:
Other duties as assigned: 10%

● A Bachelor Degree in aerospace or industrial engineering, supply chain management,
logistics management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

● Ten (10) years of experience in the aerospace or automotive industry in quality
management, supply chain management, and continuous improvement required.
● Knowledge and expertise in Advanced Product Quality Planning, Risk Management, Quality
Audits and Assessments, Quality Assurance Plan Management, Quality Compliance, and
Continuous Improvement (Lean Six Sigma) desirable.
● Experience leading quality audits and assessments.
● Certified Project Management Professional preferred.
● Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified desired.
● Valid driver's license required.
● Valid Passport required.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment
● Ability to effectively coordinate the work of others with different technical skills and
experiences required.
● Exhibited capability to interact with Executives and Senior Management is essential.
● Ability to lead problem definition using a matrix organization and without direct
management authority by leveraging communication and interpersonal skills required.
● Demonstrated capability to adapt and thrive in a high-paced, complex international
environment required.
● High-level of organizational and multi-tasking skills mandatory.
● Excellent people and stakeholder relationship management is essential.
● Ability to produce independent data, analysis, and reporting essential.
● Knowledge of value stream and process mapping desired.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):
● Demonstrated effective communications skills and the ability to manage communications
and sometimes conflict between different functions / departments with disparate missions
and gain agreement on a path forward.
● Business-level English fluent (written, spoken) mandatory. French, Spanish or German
languages are advantageous.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

● Ideally have specific experience with aircraft systems and propulsion systems or
automotive equivalence.
● Significant experience in Microsoft Office Suite: Power Point, Excel, Word, Visio, Outlook,
OneNote, and SharePoint.
● Experience in utilizing cloud based information sharing portals such as the Google based

Travel Required:
● 50% Domestic and International
● Regular domestic travel anticipated between Airbus on site teams and propulsion partners
located on West and East Coasts in North America.

● US citizenship or permanent resident status is required

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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