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Spirit AeroSystems Business and Planning Analyst 3 in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Location: Wichita,KS

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with program management on development of Integrated Management Plan (IMP), Integrated Management Schedule (IMS), Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) & Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) in support of program Statement of Work (SOW) and schedule

  • Coordinate with Program Managers (PMs), Control Account Managers (CAMs), schedulers, contracts and Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) to develop, integrate, analyze, and maintain the budget / schedule baseline. Ensure timely & compliant Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting and all contract modifications are appropriately structured, documented, planned and incorporated into the Contract Budget Baseline (CBB)

  • Review and approve program costs for billing submittals. Initiate detailed analysis in support of risk assessments and contingency / recovery plans, and make recommendations to the program management team

  • Run a variety of weekly / monthly reports and internal audit activities to ensure accurate cost collection and dissemination

  • Reconcile data discrepancies and correct errors in costing. Develop, integrate, analyze and update Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Estimates at Complete (EACs) to determine program performance against Annual Operating Plan (AOP) targets and prior forecasts

  • Decompose forecasts by element of cost to determine reasonableness and accuracy in concert with SOW

  • Identify risks and opportunities and make recommendations to program management team

  • Compile data from multiple teams / areas and develop reports for internal and external reporting requirements

  • Identify weaknesses and recommend solutions to mitigate issues and strengthen processes or adherence to the processes

  • Troubleshoot process and tool issues to determine root cause and corrective actions

  • Develop and present information to senior management as required. Work on continuous improvement initiatives to strengthen process, tools, and resources for compliance, efficiency, transparency, collaboration, improve profitability and support Defense business growth

  • Ability to decompose, analyze actual and performance data to develop accurate and timely forecasts and ensure integrated cost and schedule is controlled, accurate and supportable

  • This position is the focal for material and inventory to support supply chain and operations forecasting, visibility, performance, and reporting requirements.



  • Bachelors and 6 to 9 years' related work experience, a Master's degree and 4 to 7 years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong computer skills and ability to quickly decompose and analyze data required

  • Ability to closely adhere to and coach others on process controls

  • Ability to develop, prepare, and analyze integrated program plans, schedules, and budgets; develop business case analyses; and perform financial analyses for material and inventory processes (e.g., EACs, management reporting, variance analysis, etc.


  • Knowledge of SAP a plus

  • Oracle experience a plus

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Requisition ID 2022-9071

Posted Date 3 months ago (6/24/2022 3:59 PM)

Category Accounting/Finance