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General Electric Operations Leader in Brisbane, Australia

Job Description Summary

The Operations Leaders role is to ensure the success of GE Aviation Supply Chain activities by the delivery of industries’ highest standards in aircraft and aircraft component support services with unfailing compliance. Ensures reliability and consistency in operations and customer service.

The role owns and influences budgets and operating plans, is guided by operating policy and works with cross functional teams around the world. The role has autonomy within the larger GE Aviation Systems business unit and, in conjunction with being a company director, has a major impact on the Australian business entity.

High levels of evaluative judgment and operational acumen are required to achieve outcomes.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage aviation component maintenance operations in order to reach defined targets in safety, quality, delivery and cost. Ensure continuous business improvement according to benchmarks and standards. These are achieved through team management of salaried and hourly employees across different sites.

  • As Accountable Manager under aviation regulations, assume direct responsibility for aircraft safety related to aviation services provided by the business.

  • As a Director of the legal entity ensure compliance and accountability under Australian federal Corporations Law, complementary state legislation, Trade Practices legislation, environmental law, occupational health & safety, equal opportunity and taxation legislation.

  • Develop expertise in own function, providing professional and thought leadership. Ensure success within the area of responsibility, frequently linking with other parts of the organization.

  • Interpret internal and external business challenges and implement best practices to improve products, processes or services. Utilize understanding of industry trends to inform decision making process.

  • Lead others to find creative solutions within complex processes with technical variety and stringent customer delivery requirements, employing sophisticated operational management techniques. Interaction with adjacent functions needed to solve issues. Use multiple internal and external resources outside of own function to help arrive at a decision.

  • Lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and complexity.

  • Present business or technical discipline solutions to leaders, influencing policy, communicating complex messages and negotiating with others to adopt a different point of view. Influence peers to take action.

  • Negotiate with external partners, vendors, or customers as required.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Appropriate aerospace technical / engineering qualifications applicable to aircraft component maintenance.

  • Over five years management experience of aviation component maintenance organisations operating under Australian and / or international regulatory authorities.

  • A Master's degree from an accredited university or college, or a diploma with relevant experience.

  • The ability to evaluate quality of information received and questions conflicting data for analysis.

  • Undertake domestic and international travel as required for business purposes.

Desired Characteristics

  • Lean Manufacturing experience with proven ability to lead kaizen events and improve operational efficiency

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects.

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.

  • Established project management skills.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No