Airbus Americas
  • 28-Oct-2022 to 05-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AA10001032 - Financial Systems
  • Herndon, VA, USA
  • Market competitive salary
  • Base + Bonus
  • 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 2022 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 sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Head of Financial Systems Services & Systems Compliance, the SAP Senior Manager is responsible for managing large project activities that support the development of Airbus in the Americas, including Airbus Divisions and Subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, Central and Latin America. In this role, he or she leads the different initiatives related to SAP systems improvements and transformations. These can be Systems, Processes and integration standards as well as Change Management. He or she is accountable for the different integration projects by leading the Finance workstreams, ensuring that Finance requirements are always implemented.

The SAP Senior Manager is in charge of a global project portfolio and ensures the full lifecycle of projects by following the Airbus project management methodology. He or She is responsible for delivering the systems solutions through to entry into service. In this role, the SAP Senior Manager will interact with all the Airbus Functions including Procurement, Information Management, Customer Services, Logistic, Production and Human-Resources.

The SAP Senior Project Manager manages external resources as well as a direct report to deliver the different activities he is responsible and accountable for.

Primary Responsibilities:

Project Management (50%):

  • Responsible for managing SAP solutions and projects collaborating with multiple sub-function teams that are involved in the analysis, development, customization and implementation of SAP applications.
  • Collaborate with project sponsors and stakeholders to establish scope, cost, schedule, quality, deliverables to deliver a new or modified business capability through the execution of an SAP project.
  • Ensure projects are completed within committed time and budget requirements and are integrated with other applications. Provide guidance for SAP implementation methodologies and supports policies, standards and procedures to continue new innovative development strategies and ideas.
  • Provide leadership in ensuring consistent use of the Airbus project methodology.
  • Will use their strong SAP Portfolio experience to deliver various large scale Enterprise value initiatives.
  • Will strategically partner diverse stakeholders as well as with technical staff, programming teams, technical analysts and business partners to deliver on enterprise on a multitude of projects both technical and business value in nature.
  • Accountable for using superb organizational skills to coordinate complicated projects, while balancing project management schedules with proven experience working with a wide range of skill sets and expertise.
  • Responsible for identifying resources and providing recommendations for distributing work among employees and subcontractors in relationship to project(s).

SAP operational activities (35%) :

  • Will be the internal contact for SAP solutions for diverse teams and internal clients including but not limited to business managers, directors, and executive Staff in a professional demeanor. Responsible for strong relationships as the external contact with SAP, strategic partners and suppliers.
  • Proven ability to understand the impact of technical changes, and to articulate high level technical solutions to address business problems. Understanding of custom software development processes and engagement methodologies.
  • Responsible for writing and presenting executive reports using strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Champion promoting improved inter-departmental relationships through effective project & operational communications and practices.
  • Advocate for change management with an empathy for relationships and positions.
  • Will support the month end close

Expertise on complex integration activities (10%) :

  • Will serve as support contact for existing applications and will provide expertise to any necessary change requests or improvements.

Other tasks as requested (5%) :

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Preferred: Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Information Systems or related field of study


  • Required: Minimum of 10 years' experience in a fast-paced corporate setting


  • Preferred: SAP certification in FI/CO

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Analytical abilities and are capable of synthesizing and prioritizing a large volume of information. You use logic and trusted expertise to derive a variety of scenarios and solutions. You can think critically to make clear, well-reasoned and rational decisions.
  • Communication skills to communicate clearly, concisely, and with impact. You convey confidence, ease and enthusiasm with a variety of audiences. You promote a free flow of information throughout the organization.
  • Accountability and can take personal ownership for delivering and exceeding commitments. You hold yourself to the highest standard for performance necessary to achieve results. You embody and foster a play to win and win to grow mindset, even on the toughest projects.
  • You are a progressive thinker with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks from inception to completion in a changing environment
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to translate business needs into human capital strategies, programs and initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively at all levels of the organization and across multiple sites
  • Proven proponent of technology and utilizing data to drive decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to drive culture and serve as a change agent

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

  • Fluent English
  • Additional Languages appreciated (German, Spanish and French etc.)

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • SAP ERP and related systems (BW, SAC, BPC, etc.)

Travel Required:

  •   15% Domestic and International

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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