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Spirit AeroSystems IBT Leader - Defense 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.


Key Accountabilities :

  • Provide leadership for the establishment, oversight, and coordination of program activities necessary to successfully implement Baseline Control and Change Management (BCCM) processes and capabilities as part of the Program Management Office.  

  • Change Management/PCCB /CCB Coordinator

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

  • Maintain program change control processes

  • Establish and oversee change management processes to evaluate proposed change per the appropriate Configuration Change Authority

    Major Responsibilities Include:

  • F acilitating the Change Control Board (CCB ) & Program Change Control Board (PCCB), including all necessary infrastructure, cadence, reporting, and documentation; coordinating major and minor change requests across the BCCM lifecycle (e.g. categorizing/logging CRs, coordinating change impact assessments and complete change packages, notifying/communicating PCCB status and decisions with all appropriate stakeholders); coordinating the program BCCM process; developing the program Change Management Plan; implementing, monitoring, and reporting standard change control metrics in support of the Program Manager (PCCB /CCB chair).   

  • Knowledge of contract requirements and change control practices for effective management of change; change request identification and disposition thresholds; customer, company, supplier, and regulatory requirements with the potential to impact program baselines.

  • Ability to develop and audit compliance to change management plan and analyze change request data; select, define, and plan incorporation of approved changes.

  • Create/analyze change control records; verify that documentation is compliant with applicable program and contractual requirements.   

  • Knowledge Skills and Abilities (in addition to the Spirit AeroSystems Leadership Fundamentals)- Business Acumen, Financial Acumen, Baseline Control / Change Management process acumen, Program Management processes (general knowledge), Engineering acumen (general), Leading with Influence   Work Experiences: Change Management, Risk Management, Affordability Management, Developing Proposals and Estimating, Matrix organization structures, Cross-functional project managemen t  




  • Bachelor’s degree required ; degrees in Business Management, Finance or Supply Chain or other relevant course of study preferred.

  • 4 -6 years of professional experience pertaining to the responsibilities is preferred

  • Experience with Change Management, Risk Management, Affordability Management, Earned Value Management, Analytical Skills

  • Development and/or sustaining program experience

  • Experience developing proposals and estimates, operating in a matrix organization

  • Experience with Integrated Program Planning and Scheduling, Cross functional project management

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite of tools

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

  • Ability to analyze multiple sets of metrics and data reports from various systems

  • Must be proficient in written and verbal communication

  • Cross-functional coordination and leadership to achieve program goals

    Preferred Qualifications :

  • Global Product Lifecycle Management ( gPLM ) application experience

  • SAP experience

  • Manufacturing environment or Aerospace experience

    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.