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Spirit AeroSystems Defense - Integrated Business Teams Leader 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:

  • Establish Risk, Issues, and Opportunity (RIO) charter and RAA

  • Manage the RIO activity in accordance with the Risk Management Plan which includes: Risk Registry, Meeting Agenda/Minutes, Mitigation Plan Status, Risk Metric Reports

  • Maintain RIO database

  • Establish and maintain affordability targets and report performance against those targets for Must Cost, Should Cost and Will Cost

  • Chair the Program Change Control Board (PCCB); establish agenda, meeting minutes and manage change documentation

  • Maintain program change control processes

  • Lead all activities associated with a Programs Gate This includes but not limited to:

  • Gathering of all artifacts for each Gate level

  • Generation of Summary and/or detailed reports on progress

  • Leading Non-Advocate Reviews

  • Chairing all Gate review meetings

  • Develop and maintain Monthly Program contractual financial reporting, Estimate At Completion and Long Range Business Plan reporting data

  • Implement improvements and corrective action actions where needed for effectiveness, efficiency and control

  • Provide business decision support analysis and reporting to the program/organization

Project Management, Financial Acumen, Business Acumen, Managing with Influence, Interpersonal relationships and communication, Team building, Continuous improvement



  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of related experience or Master's Degree with 3+ years of related experience

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Security Clearance

  • This role requires US Citizenship

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Organizational Development, Project Management, Accounting, or Finance

  • 7+ years of related experience

  • Experience in the Aerospace industry

  • Demonstrated experience in/knowledge of Change Management, Risk Management,

  • Affordability Management, Earned Value Management, Integrated Master Scheduling, Business Management

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite of tools

  • Strong MS Excel skills

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

  • Experience working & negotiating with cross-functional teams

  • Strong written & oral communication skills

    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 (https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits) for more information on the tax credit.

    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.