Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 22-Sep-2021 to 18-Oct-2021 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive hourly rate
  • Hourly
  • Contract

As a contract role, benefits will be offered by the third party agency this individual is employed by.


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 Defence 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.

AIRBUS requires that all employees, temporary workers, and contractors of Airbus will be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or prior to employment.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the acquisition of goods and/or services within assigned group. Apply Airbus general procurement procedures and guidelines. Maximize opportunities to consolidate orders, quantities to acquire higher discounts, related offers.

Essential Functions:

  • Applies Airbus general procurement procedures and rules to acquisition of items and services within the FAL.
  • Is authorized to issue RFQ for less than $100k. Can issue non-competitive P.O.s for less than $25k; must review two or more bids for orders over $25k.
  • Serves as the daily link to the customer validating needs, adequacy of items ordered and delivered; levels of satisfaction with items and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain an efficient supply chain within designated area capable of delivering goods/work packages (services), matching Airbus requirements and business objectives.
  • Work with customers to ensure deliverables are in line with contract terms (cost, time, quality) especially on routinely ordered items.
  • Establish, maintain and enhance continuous commercial relationships with suppliers in order to secure work with best-in-class suppliers and to preserve the best interests of Airbus.
  • Develop understanding and cultivate customers' understanding of the Airbus Group savings Programs and work cooperatively to achieve savings even from lower value purchases.
  • Facilitate general procurement transactions to fill business needs and provide internal customers with goods and services in compliance with the General Procurement procedures and guidelines and with the respective commodity strategies and borderlines defined by the Community management organization to the customers' complete satisfaction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate on project teams on general procurement projects for the FAL in vendor evaluation, audits, to identify new/alternate sources/suppliers and similar efforts.
  • Engage with colleagues to share information regarding vendors as well as internal customers to identify particularly effective and consistently poor providers to generally upgrade General Procurement services.
  • Establish relationships with customers that enable clear and effective identification of needs and mutual understanding of feedback.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • At least three years of general procurement/purchasing experience with technical items.
  • Knowledge of additional functions including: finance, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Exposure to work-focused team(s).

Education/Special Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors' degree in Business or Engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in English sufficient to fully engage in negotiations.
  • Fluency in French, German or Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Vision: Able to see to operate a personal computer and create documents; make presentations in small and large groups and observe items, processes, storage areas, delivery systems,
  • Hearing: Able to hear to participate in phone and in-person conversations also able to hear sirens, alarms and other emergency
  • Speaking: Able to speak and conduct conversations often for extended periods of time in meetings, negotiations and
  • Equipment Operation: Able to operate personal computer and other standard office equipment and to use badge to enter facilities
  • Carrying: Able to carry up to 10lbs/5kg.
  • Lifting: Able to lift up to 10lbs/5kg.
  • Pushing /Pulling: Able to push/pull items over short distances and only on
  • Sitting: Able to sit for long periods of time in meetings; drafting computer-based documents, sometimes with limited
  • Squatting / Kneeling: Able to occasionally squat and kneel occasionally mainly to replace or retrieve items from low
  • Standing: Able to stand for long periods of time, touring vendor facilities, travelling and similar
  • Travel: Able to travel domestically and internationally sometimes on short notice and sometimes for long periods of
  • Walking: Able to walk as needed for extended periods of time and distance for travel; touring vendor premises

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 or genetics. 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, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 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 in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed. Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus in America.

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