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8 months ago
Safran USA/Canada
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Senior Manager
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters. Safran is also features at the top of the "Happy at Work" ranking compiled by the website, as one of the most popular companies for young engineers* and in the LinkedIn Top Attractors in France.

*Universum and Trendence surveys

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Production - Supply chain

Job title

Industrialization Support Manager

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Employees / Staff

Part time / Full time


Job description

Safran is seeking a highly motivated and results driven New Product Introduction (NPI) Project Leader that will be based at its Cincinnati, OH office. This location is a satellite office of Safran Aircraft Engines, which is headquartered in Paris, France. This position supports all US-based casting suppliers that produce components for the turbine section of jet engines.

Additional description

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Lead multiple projects through the validation (DVI) phase and create detailed plans to complete them on time.

Prepare and present program status updates and staged-gate reviews for senior management

Manage the working relationship between cross functional areas of Engineering, Quality, Purchasing and Supply Chain.

Lead the preparation of all project qualification documents and support any technical aspects with the engineering team.

Develop and maintain key relationships with various Turbine Airfoils suppliers and their individual Purchasing, Quality, Engineering and Supply Chain teams.

Follow the accuracy of action plans and milestones given by the Supplier versus the Safran Aircraft Engines project deadlines.

Anticipate actions and questions of Suppliers.

Ensure that the Supplier is using correct specifications and quality documents.

Identify all project drifts and bottlenecks and propose solutions to get back on schedule with the milestone.

Implement any metrics or indicators that are deemed necessary to follow industrialization projects.

Assess the ability of new suppliers in various areas such as process knowledge, production capacity and ramp-up, ability to manage internal production performance metrics and ability to manage their own subcontractors.

Travel specifictity

Ability to frequently travel (~40%) between various suppliers located in United States and internationally when necessary

Relocation available.

Candidate skills & requirements

Job Requirements:
Project Management skills (Six Sigma training or PMP certification)

Experience with investment casting processes and Nickel based alloys

Past experience in Aerospace businesses

Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Comfortable in front of Suppliers and their Project Leaders

Efficient in using of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other related field from an accredited university; Advanced degree preferred

Ability to speak French is preferred

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Ohio

City (-ies)


Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 5 years

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