Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 17-Dec-2021 to 31-Jan-2022 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive Salary
  • 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 2021 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 six fold order book increase since 2000.

AIRBUS requires that all employees, temporary workers, and contractors of Airbus will be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022 or prior to employment. This position requires proof of vaccination or, if not vaccinated, an approved accommodation for medical or religious reasons per the Airbus process upon hire.

Position Summary:

The Ambition 2025 is Airbus Group Single Aisle priorities with a target to reduce the cost of production by 30% by 2025. The HO Competitiveness A320 will lead improvement initiatives focused on delivering the Recurring cost convergence targets, as well as be responsible for defining a short and long term strategy for the Recurring Cost management. The HO Competitiveness A320 must have a good understanding of the industrial build process and financials to be able to select and prioritize initiatives. In a complex FAL environment, this position must monitor and communicate RC deviations and launch recovery plans if needed.

The HO Competitiveness A320 is additionally in charge of management of A320 CAPEX budget consumption.

Primary Responsibilities:

Define Baseline and set yearly Roadmap: 20%

  • Implement competitiveness Governance in FAL Mobile to focus on Recurring cost reduction and the right routines for RC review.
  • Coordinate with VSM Organization to better understand the baseline and define yearly improvement targets on Recurring cost drivers.
  • Define yearly targets and portfolio of initiatives in each business unit and with the BU Leaders.
  • More fully develop recurring cost driver models for all Mobile FAL Site departments

Deliver RC Savings: 70%

Consolidation of the recurring cost performance and synthesize key points and enable management decision that support convergence toward continuous improvement targets and initiative in the Mobile FAL site functions and programs

Lead a team of improvement experts to yearly delivery ambition 2025 RC reduction target in Mobile perimeter approximate 30% RC reduction by 2025

Lead Kaizen events for small improvements

Develop Improvement plans (TIPS) per Business unit and support the support MFT to achieve actions plans on time

  • STV Base Line improvement: Coordinate external subcontracting companies to ensure the results of the MTM analysis NVA activities have a clear action plan to eliminate wastes. Ensure right link from MTM analysis to TIPS of each area.
  • Define Efficiency improvement opportunities in each area by VSM analysis: Point of Delivery, Point of Use improvement for Free stock, tools, and materials.
  • Disruption reduction initiatives: Drive actions that were resulted from Performance reviews and QPS routines for NC reduction and through Kaizen events.
  • Buy in the Make initiatives to reduce material costs.
  • Collaborate at site competitiveness leader to identify Charge back and impacts to A320 program.
  • Budget owner (CAPEX/OPEX) annual budget of >$1.5M spend. Select and fund the right projects from each business unit.
  • In charge for Small CAPEX budget yearly spend of >M$0.5 for efficiency improvement and business continuity
  • Lead the RC governance weekly at FAL Level, coordinate Finance and BU to report impact of projects on RC savings on MSN.
  • In conjunction with Finance to report the Recurring cost/AC and projection as per RC reduction project portfolio. Secure circularity between UP3P, forecasts and bridges.
  • In conjunction with Finance responsible for CAPEX dossier preparation with positive BC
  • Participate in governance of the overall Single Aisle Ambition 2025 project and ensure reporting and visibility and report risks.
  • Bring new ideas through benchmarking with other businesses / sites / suppliers.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned 10%

  • Collaborate with site level stakeholders and understand site level projects and their impact on A320 Unit cost of production.
  • Using validated samples to identify, communicate and promote the use of Lean tools and techniques for effective problem-solving at all levels.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering and have solid knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, production management and industrialization principles / or equivalent education and experience.


  • Required: You have a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in Production, continuous improvement role.
  • Required: Team management experience is required.
  • Preferred: Experience in an aeronautical setting


  • Green belt certification is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • Proven experience in lean/continuous improvement projects demonstrating tangible & sustainable results
  • Experienced in project management, including multifunctional teams and financial aspects
  • Able to demonstrate operational experience in the implementation and optimization of industrial systems (conception phase, implementation, management of production processes)
  • You have strong analytical skills, planning, problem solving, and good interpersonal skills
  • You show an open mind and a great ability to work as a team player
  • In addition, you must have a sense of organization, time management and you demonstrate autonomy
  • You are a good communicator and are able to listen, coach and guide employees
  • You are patient, positive and have perseverance along with good organization skills
  • You are an energetic person with initiative and good planning skills, strong sense of responsibility, strong negotiation skills and good judgment.
  • Team management experience is required.
  • Good understanding financial process

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Good communication skills, active listening and a proactive approach to problem solving & decision making
  • Proven coaching / training competencies, Leadership, Assertiveness to influence and challenge the status quo

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • SAP
  • MS Project

Travel Required:

  • 30% Domestic and International


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Collaborate with A320 Leadership team to Selection of yearly project portfolio.

Organizational information:

  • Direct reports : 4 FTE
  • Functional Reports 1 FTE
  • Project Mode: 15+FTE

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved, negotiation type Communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Vision: adequate to enter and read material on computer screens. Able to identify individuals to initiate greetings, the giving of directions and other business interactions
  • Hearing: able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation in office settings Able to hear safety alerts and warning signals.
  • Speaking: able to engage in conversations in person and via electronic means and deliver information to groups of varying size with or without amplification.
  • Equipment Operation Able to operate a wide range of personal and office electronic equipment.
  • Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 30lbs/14kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • Lifting: able to occasionally lift up to 30lbs/14kg.
  • Pushing/Pulling: able to push/pull items in office areas.
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time at computer and in meetings.
  • Squatting/Kneeling: able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom shelves.
  • Standing: able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Travel: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time. Working outside hangers in changing locations.
  • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor surfaces.

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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