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Strategic Operations Leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/3/2017 10:57:50 AM
  • 2709662
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Hamble-le-Rice

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

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At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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Role Summary:
Overall accountability for operations within a Manufacturing or Assembly product area(s). Providing strategic direction for operational activity, complex operational issues and customer requirements. Set the agenda for the product area(s) through long term planning aimed at complimenting overall business strategy for the site.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Is current on important trends for the product area(s) (economic, political, environmental, regulatory, competitive, etc.) and integrates knowledge into plans/actions. Champion bold and innovative ideas intended to create breakthrough solutions.
• Use scenario planning and other contemporary methods to drive market leadership and stay ahead of the competition.
• Partner with external stakeholders to shape future outcomes and create mutually beneficial solutions.
• Leverage industry relationships to provide information to customers about the industry, their competitors and their customers to create opportunities for GE.
• Responsible for achieving business profit, productivity, safety, and quality goals
• Communicate with customers to ensure that all commitments are met or exceeded, working with them as well as functional leaders, and internal staff to meet production and product support requirements
• Drive the financial performance of the team to maximize cost reduction and productivity opportunities throughout the product area(s).
• Develop and track sales, expense, inventory, and investment budgets with the input of each organization
• Champion Lean Six Sigma throughout the product area(s) to maximize improvement activities and opportunities. Direct process / product improvement programs and provide process method excellence throughout the product area(s)
• Provide overall manufacturing area leadership in the achievement of goals with respect to EHS, Quality, Production, Manpower and Compliance.
• Provide leadership in the areas of staff selection, training and development, facility planning and construction, process, and procedure implementation
• Lead and coach Operations Managers, guiding them in current positions and assisting with career development and training


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in an engineering related discipline, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
• Proven experience in a leadership position.
• Knowledge of the disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, and standard cost systems
• Strong analytical skills
• Knowledge of manufacturing policies and regulations including those established by government, regulatory agencies and other customers.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
• Corporate Training Program graduate (manufacturing / operations / engineering) or equivalent is preferred (GE employees only)
• Six Sigma training or equivalent is preferred (GE employees only)
• Ability to develop and motivate a high-involvement team through commitment to meeting customer and organization demands
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Locations: United Kingdom ; Hamble-le-Rice

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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