Airbus Americas
  • 07-Oct-2019 to 25-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • AA10001025 - Strategy
  • Herndon, VA, USA
  • Contract

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.

Position Summary: 

Coordinates Strategy & Corporate Development projects, tracks and report financials, risks, and other required reports. Keeps HO Strategy & Corporate Development and other team members informed on project status.

This assignment is expected to be approximately one (1) year in duration and will start in January 2020.  There is a possibility that the role will lead to an opportunity in Mobile, AL following the year assignment in Herndon, VA for 2020. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Project manage strategy implementation projects. 30%

  • Plan, commence, execute, supervise, and roundup assigned projects with internal and external strategy organizations.
  • Monitor project progress and ensure projects are carried out in accordance with the appropriate specifications and within standards.
  • Responsible for information flow from project owner to the project team.

Assist with headquarters reporting. 25% 

  • Generate reports for Airbus in the Americas on behalf of CEO prior to each Executive Committee meeting
  • Generate reports for Airbus in the Americas prior to each Airbus Board of Directors meeting
  • Work with the Director of Strategy on additional information and ad-hoc reports
  • Assist in coordination of reporting and streamlining of reporting across divisions and functions within the Americas.  

Manage administrative and other reporting. 25%

  • Assist in creation of Click n Buy orders (Airbus Procurement process), assuring that appropriate HMG and GL codes are used
  • Manage all IM invoices, assuring that goods/services have been received and pricing is correct.
  • Follow up with Accounts Payable on past due invoices.
  • Assist in creation and population of monthly Airbus eNess reports.
  • Assist Head of Strategy & Corporate Development with budget tracking.
  • Coordinate with HO Strategy & Corporate Development to populate and track Enterprise Risk Management tool
  • Organize and track Strategy & Corporate Development annual goals and objectives 

Support M&A activities. 10%

  • Build target screening database with potential acquisition targets
  • Assist in creating one-pagers and presentations on potential targets 

Additional Responsibilities. 10%

  • Conduct internal /external research on variety of and in support of Strategy related topics
  • Organize all logistical arrangements and assist HO Strategy & Corporate Development in executing two annual Strategy off-sites
  • Set up/arrange for complex meetings between Strategy & Corporate Development and external attendees

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 


  • Required: Bachelor's degree ideally in business, finance, international relations or a technical area 


  • Desired: Prior internship experience ideally in aerospace or defense related Corporate setting 


  • None 

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Proficiency with Google Suites and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to learn new technologies. 

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

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to speak easily with internal and external senior executives and employees. 

Travel Required:

  • 10% domestic 

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously and following through on issues in a timely manner.
  • This position requires the ability to work independently and also collaborate as a team member. 

Organizational information:

  • Strategy & Corporate Development team is composed of 4 internal employees in Herndon, Virginia 

Nature of Contacts:

  • Position requires expertise in, written, verbal, and non-verbal communications skills with Head of Strategy & Corporate Development and team members on a daily basis, as well as with both internal and external executives and employees. 

Physical Requirements:

Normal lifting, carrying, sitting, standing, squatting/kneeling, walking, speaking, hearing, vision, manual dexterity, and travel required of a purely administrative position. 


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. 

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. 

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