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Ground Systems Product Line Manager (m/f).

Publish Date
25 Sep 2017

Airbus Defence and Space

Toulouse FRA

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Reference Code
10372217 LB EN EXT 1

Interest Group
Managerial staff

Functional Area

Contract Type
Permanent contract

Working Time
Full time

Work Experience
Experienced (>10 years of experience)

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Ground Systems Product Line Manager (m/f).

Airbus Defence & Space Toulouse

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe's number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a Ground Systems Product Line Manager (m/f) has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse. The successful applicant will join TSEIG department.

This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
* Derive Ground Systems product line approach with key stakeholders
* Establish roadmaps In line with internal and external needs (eg. Export roadmap)
* Establish corresponding business case (RoI vs NRC to establish generic product)
* Manage development of the product line
* Define architecture and identify key building blocks to be re-used
* Set the generic requirements
* Develop building blocks
* Implement product line in proposals
* Maintain up to date cost brochure
* Define right level of re-use and customization
* Manage Product Line industrial set-up
* Establish and manage industrial partnership
* Drive cost base improvement initiatives

This role will involve frequent travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

Engineering degree - degree in Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Understand ground system and ground system solutions
Marketing and sales experience would be a plus
Understand the market and institutions
Experience of transnational projects

Social contact
Ascendancy and influence in others
Team spirit
Be able to work transnationally

Negotiation level in English and in French.
Advanced level in German would be a plus.




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