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Spirit AeroSystems Defense - Integrated Business Team Leader 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 (Onsite)

Key Accountabilities:  

  • Provide business leadership in support of the Program Management Office and Program Manager of a stand-alone program or major business/program element where business needs dictate

  • Responsible for the day-to-day performance management baseline, including establishing the programs organization and work breakdown structures; reporting, visibility and communication of strategic and operational program activities necessary to achieve defined program objectives and business plans

  • Major responsibilities include:

  • Managing all business requirements that support the program

  • Establishing and managing the program cadence

  • Reporting program performance and maintaining program communication plan

  • Managing program RIO profile and the program affordability cost model

  • Developing and maintaining the Program Management Plan

  • Ensuring robust change management controls and forums including managing Program Change Control Board (PCCB)

  • Maintaining the program organization structure and associated documentation

  • Supporting the implementation of program management standards and best practices

  • Coordinating the baselines and associated change activity for program finances and resources 


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of related work experience, a Master’s Degree and 4+ years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Professional Qualifications should include: Financial Acumen, Business Acumen, Interpersonal relationships and communication, Team-building, Risk and Affordability Management

  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking, innovative behaviors, and the ability to multi-task in a challenging environment

  • Strong Microsoft Office experience; above-average Excel skills, some Microsoft Project skills

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Security Clearance

  • This role requires US Citizenship

    Preferred Skills:

  • Active DoD Security Clearance

  • Experience with/ understanding of ERP and MRP Systems (experience on new ERP implementations, especially SAP  and Global Production Logistics System (gPLM) is a strong plus)

  • Proven Work Experience may include: Change Management, Development and/or sustaining programs; Developing Proposals and Estimating, Operating in a matrix organization; Integrated Program Planning and Scheduling, Cross-functional project management

  • Risk Mitigation and Recovery plans

  • Strong Excel skills ( g. Formulas, Pivot Tables, etc.)

    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. Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.