Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 06-Feb-2020 to 31-Mar-2020 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

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 ideal candidate is the aircraft procurement focal point for the management of supply chain operations for all cabin equipment during the cabin furnishing phase in the FAL and during the delivery process at the Delivery Center until transfer of title. The selected candidate will be responsible to manage supplier field support team activities to resolve non-conformities (NC, eTLB, eQLB, Concession etc.) on time and on quality and to manage the quality of the suppliers' deliverables. Holds suppliers accountable for support activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Train, mentor and coach Cabin Procurement Line Side Support employees to ensure individual development of competences under the guidance of the Cabin Procurement Operations team for successful and sustainable BFE/SFE management.
  • Manage issues related to cabin furnishing and deliveries of BFE/SFE cabin equipment; ensure full transparency and availability at cabin furnishing start (CODD). Mitigate risks and implement corrective actions and recovery plans to allow reliable AIRBUS planning. Avoid interruptions of the AIRBUS assembly processes in close coordination with the back office, including the setting of priorities.
  • Manage all outstanding work activities (NC) requiring escalation as interface between the field support teams and their home bases, coordinate with procurement (POC and PC) functions; represent Cabin Procurement towards local airline customer representatives in close collaboration with the FAL Customer Manager organization.
  • Analyze interruptions, shortages, failures in the delivery processes. Support to return shipments of BFE/SFE equipment to either suppliers, customers or back to the stock at Airbus.
  • Serve as the focal point for supplier management activities according to AP 5209 & A1130; support internal and external audits as expert for cabin; ensure quality in process to achieve customer satisfaction with cabin.
  • Ensure clear communication with the FAL US & ADC through weekly reports and regular participation to operational meetings up to Head of FAL or Head Of Site.
  • Provide KPIs and evaluations related to cabin supplier activities and the quality of deliverables, including root cause analysis and action proposals to the global Cabin Procurement operations team.
  • Identify areas of improvement and lead optimization projects to ensure a robust industrial set up in line with Airbus Operating System principles.
  • Acts as first escalation level for local issues that need support/quick resolution
  • Supports building up objectives of FAL US Cabin Procurement team members in close collaboration with the team operational & functional managements
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education:

  • Required: A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field. In lieu of a degree training as a technician in a technical field related to aviation manufacturing.

Experience:

  • Required: 5 or more years of working experience in cabin furnishing and/or procurement related fields.
  • Preferred: 1-3 years of working experience in a leading role.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Required:
    • Demonstrably effective communication skills including fluency in written and spoken English.
    • Knowledge of the SAP system, MS office profound knowledge, supply chain and quality knowledge.
    • Ability to function as an effective member of an international team including flexibility and initiative.
    • Proven skills as a problem-solver and a record of meeting deadlines and completing tasks on time, on budget and at an acceptable level of quality
    • Have good interpersonal skills, be able to negotiate and manage conflicts of interests
    • Experience in establishing and cultivating relationships with internal and external customers

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Vision: able to see and utilize fine work tools, computer screens; able to move through office and from point to point to find specific co-workers and in-house experts.
  • Hearing: able to hear in normal conversations and respond to warnings and signals.
  • Speaking: able to participate in normal business conversations.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to use work tools defined in job description with skill and acceptable results; able to operate standard office equipment and utilize electronic id to enter building.
  • Carrying: able to carry up to 40 lbs./18kg. when transporting documents, printer paper and similar items.
  • Lifting: able to lift up to 40lbs/18kg. on occasion.
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push/pull equipment, tools, production carts and office chairs and pieces of equipment.
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time in front of a machine, on a tool bench or computer terminal while writing bulletins or participating in meetings.
  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to regularly squat/kneel to access items or tools stored on low shelving.
  • Standing: able to stand for long periods of time in meetings and discussions.
  • Travel: able to travel through office/work complex and occasionally within US for business meetings.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas sometimes on uneven surfaces to obtain items for work, retrieve/replace tools and to reach meetings, visitors and direct others to meetings.

 

 

 

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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