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Huntsville IT Site Leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:21:44 PM
  • 2823006
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Digital
Location(s): United States ; Alabama; Huntsville

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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.

Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with GE Aviation!
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.

Role Summary:

As the Huntsville IT Leader you will partner with the overall Site Leader, site leadership team and Aviation IT organization to define & support the IT environment in a ground-breaking, greenfield mfg. facility which includes both a Composites Value Stream entity & a joint venture entity.

You'll manage the definition & deployment of the IT infrastructure and the business application environment for both, including how to support process mfg. in the Aviation environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

Specifically, you will :

  • Serve as solution delivery expert for the design and implementation of assigned application areas, especially GE's Brilliant Factory initiative.
  • Drive operational excellence of assigned program(s), with ownership of including project reviews, feasibility, cost benefit analysis, prioritization, initiation, execution and closure for all project work related to the program
  • Manage budgets and contracts associated with program(s) or initiative(s)
  • Manage activities of project team resources to support and deliver solutions relating to the program(s)
  • Maintain effective working relationships with peers and vendors to seamlessly integrate the program area into the overall strategic objectives and activities of the organization
  • Coordinate program support activities, including the development of internal and external communications, establishing roadmaps and benchmarks, and developing training plans
  • Lead the analysis, requirement development, design, documentation, implementation and maintenance of small to medium IT solutions for business processes
  • Support, advise, assist, guide and resolve problems for client leaders and users
  • Work as a business partner with client leaders and users to evaluate / improve business processes and arrive at mutual, cost effective solutions
  • Ensure conformance to system architecture, standards and practices
  • Prepare and present project plans, status reports, cost / benefit studies and recommend funding and resources
  • Initiate direct communication with specific customers, clients, suppliers and systems personnel
  • Act as a change agent for business processes
  • Stay current with enabling technologies and work as a partner to promote their use
  • Coordinate outsourced supplier efforts as required
  • Lead in the evaluation / implementation of third party software solutions


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science or Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with current information technologies and their implementation into the business function
  • 2 years or more experience in a leadership role
  • 2 years or more experience of successfully implementing and/or supporting application system for a manufacturing / production environment, especially ERP systems


  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from an accredited university or college is preferred
  • Proven leadership skill in both business planning and information technology
  • Knowledge of Oracle or other ERP applications with additional hands - on experience
  • Processing manufacturing experience
  • Ability to use Six Sigma tools and techniques to drive change
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Capable and influential at project management
  • Quality and cost driven
  • Experienced in CAP (Change Acceleration Process)

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    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. 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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    Locations: United States ; Alabama; Huntsville

    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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