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Civil and Military Product Development and Cost Out Leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/3/2018 9:51:07 AM
  • 3039088
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham

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Role Summary:
Working closely with the Civil and Military teams, the key focus of this role is to support the development of services products and cost out initiatives. The role will embed tools digitally, be involved in long term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Cost Out/Avoidance: Identify major cost drivers across P&L and develop and support cost out/avoidance projects. Identify services cost out opportunities, identifying projects, processes and plans to execute on cost reductions.
  • Services Product development: Work with civil and military services PMs to define services products across platforms. Roll out work scope exercise across civil platforms and into Military platforms. Work with IT, Sales and MROs to develop closed loop reporting to track progress and benefits. Pivoting if required.
  • Long Range forecasting: Working with Civil and Military services PMs, develop tool to support integrated planning across MROs, FSRs and satellite sites. Complete tool and roll out process as part of regular GPB/SII planning. In conjunction with Services Product Development, conduct strategic analysis of services offerings and associated business impact, integrating with existing financial models and cycles.
  • Short Range Forecasting & Delivery: Develop quarterly forecast and identify risks and opportunities, work with PM team to develop and execute on mitigation plans to ensure OP targets are met/exceeded quarterly. Also reduce forecast volatility. Embed tools and processes within IT systems to automate process.
  • Digital Implementation: Support Digital Services leader to ensure that digital services tools integrate with product delivery.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge & experience
  • Strong commercial/business acumen
  • In depth understanding of business financial models, including change impact analysis
  • Proven analytical skill set & strategic mind-set
  • Demonstrated leadership & ability to influence in a cross-functional, matrix team 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

Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience / knowledge of services market in particular how it relates to Dowty Propellers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Executive level presentation skills

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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