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Whittle Ecosystem Leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 4:10:37 PM
  • 2818876
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Digital
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Cheltenham

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.

It is not about your career… it is not about your job title… it is about who you are…. It is about the impact you are going to make on the world. You want to go into uncharted waters… do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better. GE has been doing that for decades! We will continue to do so! We are the world’s digital industrial company.

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.

GE is diversity. We aim to employ the worlds’ brightest minds to help us create an unlimited source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles - people like you!

Role Summary:
You will lead a team to proactively drive the operations of our strategic Oracle ERP in the U.K. along with its pillars application that make up the entire business solution. You must develop and implement a strategy to continually monitor and improve the performance, availability and resiliency of our ERP, and partner with the business and other IT teams to understand critical factors, measure current capability, define entitlement, and identify, prioritize and execute improvement plans.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Evaluate and/or produce business plans and operating practices, which improve quality, increase performance and availability, and resiliency of critical I.T. products and solutions.
• Act as subject matter expert for assigned area processes and supporting applications functionality and primary liaison to functional managers
• Responsible for project initiation and completion within functional area by directing activities of others as well as maintaining individual project responsibilities
• Accountable for delivery of goals and objectives assigned to the work group
• Responsible for management activities including performance management and distribution of work assignments
• Serve as direct supervisor of detailed IT implementation and support activities for business applications and products
• Provide organizational leadership in the planning, evaluation, design, development, implementation, and operation of IT solutions
• Lead the preparation of long range systems plans and assure that they are in tune with business objectives and goals
• Work as a business partner with IT leaders and users to evaluate/improve business and technology processes and arrive at mutual, cost effective solutions
• Maintain effective communication with customer, client, supplier and system’s management. Responsible for employee selection development and evaluation
• Prepare salary plans, investment / expense budgets, and other administrative tasks
• Maintain current knowledge of new system management practices and information technologies that are applicable to business objectives and creatively promote their use
• Motivate team by creating a sense of purpose to meet the goals of the business through coaching and leading by example
• Initiate and coordinate outsourced supplier efforts as required.
• Prepare, present and review overall Information Technology plans, status reports and cost / benefit studies


• Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Proven years of experience in business planning, resource allocation, project management and / or operations experience in an information systems environment.

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

UK Security Clearance (SC) is required and must be maintained for this role.
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for UK Security Clearance are not eligible for this role on grounds of national security. If UK Security Clearance is not obtained, any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.

Should you already hold a valid UK security clearance (SC) please advise us as soon as possible and we will make enquires to clarify if it can be transferred.

Please see the link below for an explanation on the purpose of the SC clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Prior experience with Oracle ERP, or pillar products such as Proficy, webMethods, Kronos, or Tip-QA.
• Knowledge of business processes supported by the Whittle ERP
• Ability to attract, retain and develop key and diverse talent
• Ability to establish both strategic direction and execute on a daily basis
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to meet objectives by influencing and engaging across multiple teams
• Quality and cost driven
• Ability to select, evaluate, provide feedback, develop and assign employees

Locations: United Kingdom ; Cheltenham

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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