Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 12-May-2023 to 31-May-2023 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive
  • 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 Senior Business Analyst Logistics Airbus North America is responsible for:

All Information Management (IM) related activities for Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Services for all Airbus Commercial (US, Canada), Airbus Helicopters (US, Canada, Mexico) and Airbus Defence & Space (US) business functions dealing with:

  • Transport (Domestic, Overseas)
  • Warehouse Mgt
  • Distribution / Work Material Planning
  • Strategic alignment of IM strategy and roadmap for Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Services
  • Design and implement Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Services in North America Region (US / Canada / Mexico) in line with Airbus overall standards as defined in Europe or in the frame of the IM Region.
  • Promote and deploy state of the art digital solutions in the Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Services in line with AIRBUS Operating Model and Standards.

Key Missions:

  • Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service Analyst contributes to the overall accountability on the performance (delivery, costs, people management and well-being) of the related product teams. Product scope is end-to-end (Design / Build / Run).
  • Contributes and leads aspects of the Multi-Functional Teams formation in order to manage the IT Product/Application lifecycle related to Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service
  • Drive continuous improvement of all products and services within the Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service, in all aspects (financial, user experience, efficiency, effectiveness, simplification, technical performance, cyber security, resilience, obsolescence etc.) and across the full application lifecycle (design, build, run).
  • Maintain a backlog of work with clear priorities agreed with the respective business stakeholders.


  • Contributes and leads the IT Product/Application MFT team in order to manage the IT Product/Application lifecycle, both developing the products and operating them to meet operational SLA's for the Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service
  • Responsible for Continuous Release Management for the Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service
  • Provide single points of contact for his/her counterpart(s) in the Functions, aligned to the level of seniority of the audience.
  • Apply the sourcing strategy through Make / Buy / Near-Shore / Off-Shore decisions and manage the supplier performance and contract for their scope, including satisfaction of IM and non-IM customers.
  • Attract, retain and engage the appropriate workforce of Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service fostering People empowerment and development, and encouraging their participation into Communities of Practice.
  • Ensure policies, standards and guidelines related to transverse governance are strictly applied in their perimeter.

This position has operational responsibility for the Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service and to work with related staff located in the various Airbus North America Region to deliver the projects and services to the business: Mobile FAL, Mirabel FAL & Plant, Grand Prairie, Columbus, Fort-Erie, Queretaro.

This position is end-to-end accountable in front of all the Customers of the services delivered by the Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • [People]: 50%
  • Coordinates the IM team in charge of designing, developing, maintaining and supporting Product Service Manager--Transportation and Distribution Warehouse Management and accordingly recommends employee actions for employee development.
  • [Planning & Budgeting]: 50%
  • Works with IM Governance and Others IM Domains/PSL/Product & Services to identify opportunities in the IM Master Plan
  • Collaborates with group and divisional counterparts to understand and align support requirements for Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service where possible
  • Works with IM Governance to identify and capture (operational and project) license cost elements and others Recurrent Costs in the IM budget
  • Contributes to management of related budget performance
  • Identify room for improvement and activate his/her function proactively
  • Identifies first area of savings
  • [Projects]: 50%
  • Ensures and secures strategic vision alignment between his/her function and the Business
  • Manage projects that are in the scope of the Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service by using appropriate methodology (waterfall, fast track, agile)
  • Partners with the business and others IM Domains/PSL/Products & Services to ensure proper design and implementation of Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service in the frame of local, division wide or group wide initiatives
  • Ensure that projects are delivering the appropriate business value (savings, efficiency, business growth, ..)
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • [Application Development, Maintenance and Support]: 50%
  • Responsible for designing, developing, deploying and supporting local applications fulfilling local business needs
  • Responsible for deploying and supporting Industry applications that are centrally developed in Europe within the mother companies
  • Responsible for guaranteeing end-to-end of services according to agreed SLAs established with the business
  • Liaise with the business and IM teams back in Europe to contribute to the design/development of solutions and prepare the deployment and support of those solutions
  • Liaise and synchronize with different IM Domains teams to ensure smooth deployment and appropriate level of performance of the end to end services
  • Organize and plan deployment activities with the support of the related staff

Additional Responsibilities:

  • [Other duties as assigned]: 50%
  • Collaborates with global Airbus IM Operations solutions counterparts to develop and improve standards
  • Ensures compliance with Airbus IM Operations solutions standards, security standards & evolving cyber security requirements

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Manufacturing, Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Master degree in Information Systems or Business is a plus


  • At least 5-10 years of experience in application development and support in the manufacturing environment
  • At least 2-5 years of experience in an ERP environment
  • Understanding of Airbus IM standards, project and services methodologies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge in ERP software solutions such as SAP (WM/LO/PP/MM) / Log Mob Terminal / MES / Delmia Apriso (Dassault)
  • Experience in working with multicultural teams
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment
  • Able to work closely and effectively with all levels of business and IM management
  • Recognizes, and focuses department on, high priority objectives
  • Inspires trust, demonstrates flexibility, encourages frequent open communications and welcomes feedback

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

  • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and facilitation skills
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, French highly recommended and due to Airbus European roots, German or Spanish language skills are a plus.

Travel Required:

  • 10% both Domestic & International.


  • Authorized to work in the US and in Canada

Decision Making, Complexity

  • Contribute to overall IM strategy required to support business goals and growth objectives
  • Decide on priorities based on business value for the Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service
  • Decide on quantity of resources and skills required for delivering the services required
  • Decide on technologies to fulfill business requirements while still aligned with European strategy
  • Highly complex environment composed of 3 divisional entities and spread out across the North America region on multiple sites. Most of these entities have a dependency with their mother company in Europe requiring a very strong and complex coordination across North America and with Europe
  • Very international environment with very different culture and mind-sets
  • Very diverse company products portfolio and highly complex products: commercial and military aircraft, commercial and military helicopters, satellites, launchers
  • Highly competitive environment

Organizational information:

  • This position reports to the HO E2E Planning & Logistics PSL for Airbus North America Region

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

At least 100 critical applications to deploy, maintain and support for a population of more than 1500 production support and/or production workers across Airbus Americas, Inc., Airbus Canada Limited Partnership, Airbus Helicopters, Inc., Airbus Defence & Space Inc. in various sites:

  • Mobile, Grand Prairie, Mirabel, Columbus, Mexico City, Queretaro and Fort Erie.

  • This position has the responsibility of being the IM Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service Analyst who:

  • Ensures alignment of Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service with Divisional Management across AIRBUS global business
  • Interface with the Business Functions Managers (HO Transport, HO Warehouse, HO Logistics Distribution Services, HO Supply Chain, etc...)
  • Ensure Delivery of Group Strategic Initiatives for NA Region for Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service
  • Is responsible for end-to-end IM Service Delivery on Solutions applicable for Transport / Distribution / Warehouse mgt Product/Service Business

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved communication on a frequent basis with internal and external parties (service providers)
  • Permanent need for communication towards Airbus North America Region leadership team and to the IM employees across the region but also with IM externals and service providers

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 10lbs/5kg while engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • Lifting: able to occasionally lift up to 10lbs/5kg.
  • Pushing/Pulling: able to push/pull items in office areas.
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time at the 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 lines and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor surfaces.

Equal Opportunity: Airbus Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus Group is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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

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

Airbus Group does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus Group is at will, meaning 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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