Airbus Americas
  • 12-Jun-2017 to 30-Jun-2017 (EST)
  • 001030 - Finance
  • Herndon, VA, USA
  • Contract

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.  In 2015, Airbus generated revenues of 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. 

Airbus is a shareholder of the missile systems provider MBDA, a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and owns a 50% stake in ATR, the turboprop aircraft maker, and Airbus Safran Launchers, the Ariane launcher manufacturer. 

Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of Commercial Aircraft comprising highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to over 600 seats.  In Defense and Space, Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services.  In Helicopters, Airbus is the world's No. 1 civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer offering the world's widest range of civil and military helicopters.

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to Head of Business Transformation, the incumbent is responsible to support company-wide transformation initiatives that further the integration of Airbus divisional activities in North America under One Roof. As a key member of the Program Management Office (PMO), he/she will support the preparation of program reporting deliverables by utilizing applicable enterprise systems and tools as well as contribute to internal communication efforts. This includes direct interactions with senior executives as well as the preparation and facilitation of project review meetings with a diverse audience of senior leaders.

Additionally, he/she will take an active role participating in specific transformation projects across multiple support functions such as Finance, HR, ICT, Procurement and Legal. As a business partner to project managers, the role holder will ensure a robust drumbeat on project milestone adherence and play an important role in ensuring proper project governance through the validation of project deliverables.

This assignment is expected to be approximately six (6) months in length.

Primary Responsibilities:

Project Management Support: 60%

  • Capture and analyze project requirements and support project managers to define and implement project plans and author project documentation
  • Generate robust project business cases, inclusive of non-recurring costs and recurring savings as well as assessments of project risks and opportunities 
  • Monitor and control progress based on project objective performance measures including milestones/maturity gates 
  • Support the preparation of key project milestone reviews, to be delivered to an executive audience, developing communication materials and decision-support documents that facilitate investment decisions

Program Management Office (PMO) Support: 30%

  • Support the administration of a portfolio of 50+ business transformation projects, applying financial controlling standards and data-management best practices 
  • Support the definition of project management methodologies and best practices to be applied across the portfolio of active projects 
  • Synthesize large sets of financial and non-financial data and develop robust reporting outputs for key steering bodies of North American functional executives

Other duties as assigned: 10%

  • Support the definition and implementation of corporate-wide training and education programing for key competences identified as strategic priorities for supporting business transformation 
  • Support the creation of program communication multi-media materials for delivery to stakeholders across North America

Skills & Competences:

The candidate should have a strong competence in project management as well as being well versed in financial analysis and performance management. In addition, he/she should be competent utilizing the extended suite of Microsoft desktop and online tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and SharePoint. Exposure to lean management and continuous improvement best practices is as well highly appreciated.

Additionally, he/she should have a demonstrated track record of success managing complex cross-functional initiatives within matrix organizations and as well be a skilled communicator and proven relationship builder. Finally, he/she should bring with them a disruptive mindset and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and communications materials to senior leaders within Airbus.





  • 3+ years' experience in one or more of the following functional areas:
    • Project Management
    • Performance Management
    • Financial Analysis 
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences or a related field 
  • Strong user of Microsoft applications Power Point, Excel, Word and Access
  • Ability to adapt to new and changing systems and tools as needed
  • Strong Communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and organize workload autonomously


  • Master's Degree in in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences or a related field
  • Project Management Accreditation (i.e. PMP or similar) 
  • Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Project, SharePoint and Visio
  • International work and/or study-abroad experiences
  • Exposure to the Aerospace industry and related sectors

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. 

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 place on assignment to Airbus in America. 

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