Airbus Americas
  • 08-Nov-2022 to 02-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AA10001086 - SA Neo Team
  • Hartford, CT, USA
  • Market Competitive rate
  • 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 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.

Supply Chain Quality Manager - Propulsion Systems

The Propulsion Systems Supply Chain Quality Manager is part of the Airbus Procurement team located in close proximity to key propulsion suppliers. The position supports on-time delivery and quality of propulsion systems from suppliers and their sub-tiers; assessment of the supplier's rate readiness; secures industrial capacity and capability to support future rates; and consolidates the industrial risk outlook and mitigation actions.

The position is located in Hartford, Connecticut with a hybrid work schedule requiring local and national travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Supply Chain and Quality Management: 50%
  • Responsible for On Time delivery of the propulsion systems.
  • Accountable for supplier Industrial governance (oversight) and applicable industrial KPIs including adherence to Master Production Schedule.
  • Responsible for the interface with supplier Program, Industrial, Supply Chain, and Quality leadership.
  • Responsible for analyzing supplier's production value stream providing feedback on improvement opportunities to de-risk performance to plan.
  • Enable Lean Manufacturing practices.
  • Responsible for assessing supplier industrial enablement of new product development and life cycle management processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for supplier industrial surveillance plan and coordinating Airbus participation in order to support the supplier with on-site activities within the supply chain.
  • Ensure that the supplier industrial surveillance plan takes into full consideration all audits and assessments required in support of Airbus Production Organization Approval.
  • Responsible to ensure workable end-to-end industrial planning and regular review of supplier and its sub-tiers
  • Review Capital Expenditures plans, Change Notice coordination, Multi-Sourcing Strategy implementation, and Transfers of Work activities.
  • Responsible for regular review and escalation of short-term delivery issues, review recovery plans, and coordinate communication to other regional procurement offices and central Propulsion Operations Procurement teams.
  • Responsible for providing improvements in supplier industrial management procedures and measures. (Tools, KPI, etc.)
  • Responsible for visiting supplier manufacturing centers regularly to review Line of Balance performance, participating in periodic supplier production review meetings and shop floor tours.
  • Analyze supplier assembly centers' capacity against Airbus industrial ramp-up plans and conduct deep dives with time bound action plans as necessary.
  • Monitor Tier 1/Tier 2 suppliers in the region as necessary: Ordering, delivery & Quality performance, Capital expenditure and ramp-up action validation, recovery plan and Quality Notification eradication and as applicable completion of shop floor GEMBA.
  • Support the Industrial Quarterly Review (IQR) process and capacity assessments, proactively participate, anticipate planning/execution risks or opportunities and drive timely action closure.
  • Develop action plans centered around time and deliverables for each supplier and coordinate activities.
  • Contribute to the deployment of Airbus Supply chain standards, policies, methods and tools at the suppliers.

2. Supplier and Stakeholder Management: 25%

  • Collaborate with responsible Airbus employees across multiple functional organizations in the United States, Europe and suppliers to secure the On-Time and On-Quality Delivery of propulsion systems.
  • Work with responsible suppliers to ensure timely implementation of necessary corrective and preventive actions in support of Airbus targets.
  • Consolidate and maintain an outlook of key industrial, quality, supply chain, and Risks & Opportunities to drive action plans with the support of the responsible propulsion suppliers.
  • Manage multiple, complex supplier quality improvement projects with Airbus and supplier senior management.
  • Organize and/or support recurring and executive reviews (Program Review Meetings, Industrial Quality Reviews, Assessments, etc.) at Airbus and supplier locations.
  • Ensure timely communication to internal stakeholders on supplier's status and risks per above assessments.

3. Outputs: 15%

  • Recurring reports/KPIs/dashboards highlighting progress, mitigated risks and opportunities.
  • Integration of Supply Chain activities both with other regional procurement offices and central Propulsion Operations Procurement teams.
  • Integrated supplier pictures of overall readiness towards required rates and review the Red/Amber during Control Tower and Industrial Reviews.
  • Management of deviation to defined industrial targets communicated to all stakeholders and corrective actions implemented with Supplier through root cause and eradication methods to mitigate reoccurrence.
  • Supplier full compliance with all cascaded requirements in support of Airbus Production Organization Approval and timely closure of actions from audits and assessments.
  • Lead and close complex cross-functional improvement projects on-time achieving expected benefits.
  • Timely revision and update of Airbus & Supplier RASCI / Governance documents as needed.
  • Documented improvement in supply chain meeting contractual obligations.
  • Feed strategic/ decisions to secure propulsion systems and aircraft deliveries in-line with Airbus annual production goals.
  • Secure supplier annual performance improvements in accordance with agreed targets.

Other duties as assigned: 10%


  • A Bachelor's Degree in aerospace or industrial engineering, supply chain management, logistics management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Ten (10) years of experience in the aerospace or automotive industry in industrial planning, supply chain management, quality management, and continuous improvement required.
  • Knowledge and expertise in Advanced Product Quality Planning, Risk Management, and Continuous Improvement (Lean Six Sigma) desirable.
  • Experience leading industrial capacity and quality assessments.


  • Certified Project Management Professional preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certified desired.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Valid Passport required.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment required.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate the work of others with different technical skills and experiences required.
  • Ability to lead problem definition using a matrix organization and without direct management authority by leveraging communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated capability to adapt and thrive in a high-paced, complex international environment required.
  • High-level of organizational and multi-tasking skills mandatory.
  • Excellent people and stakeholder relationship management is essential.
  • Ability to produce independent data, analysis, and reporting essential.
  • Knowledge of value stream and process mapping desired.

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

  • Demonstrated effective communications skills and the ability to manage communications and sometimes conflict between different functions/departments with disparate missions and gain agreement on a path forward.
  • Business-level English fluent (written, spoken) mandatory. French, Spanish or German are advantageous.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Ideally have specific experience with aircraft systems and propulsion systems or automotive equivalence.
  • Significant experience in Google suite of applications or Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Experience in utilizing cloud based information sharing portals such as the google based platform.

Travel Required:

  • 50% Domestic and International
  • Regular travel anticipated between Airbus sites and propulsion suppliers.


  • US citizenship or permanent resident status is required

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.

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