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General Electric AvioAero 2022 Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP) in Rivalta di Torino, Italy

Job Description Summary

If you have a passion for the aerospace industry and want a career in manufacturing/supply chain amidst a LEAN & continuous improvement culture, we want you!

OMLP accelerates the development of entry-level talent and produces leaders capable of meeting the challenges facing our Global Supply Chain (inclusive of manufacturing, sourcing, materials, and quality) functions at AvioAero. If you are humble, transparent and candid, this is an opportunity to grow your leadership skills, business acumen and technical skills while building a career with unlimited potential. Program members lead by doing, gaining real-world experience by working on important and challenging projects in the aviation sector.

We are now gathering potential candidates who would be interested in this role for the March 2022 start.

We offer a permanent contract for this role.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

OMLP is a 2-year program consisting of three 8-month rotations that allow members to build leadership and functional skills across AvioAero’s Global Supply Chain through challenging rotational assignments and world-class training. Training topics include LEAN manufacturing, functional expertise (logistics, quality, advanced manufacturing, etc.), as well as leadership and personal development topics.

There are 3 mandatory rotation types every OMLP will complete:

  • Technical (e.g., quality engineer, manufacturing engineer)

  • Sourcing/Materials Management (e.g., buyer, contracts administrator, LEAN logistics specialist)

  • Manufacturing Shop Operations Supervisor (i.e., people leader of hourly workforce)

During these rotations, an OMLP typically will:

  • Collaborate with their Assignment Leader in setting and achieving realistic and challenging goals

  • Plan and perform assigned tasks within the framework of areas’ schedules, budget, quality, and cost constraints whilst maintaining accuracy and thoroughness in results

  • Demonstrate ability to understand and apply operational and technical fundamentals in the business environment using analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Develop cooperation and teamwork while leading diverse groups in the development and implementation of team goals

  • Generate innovative ideas and apply change best practices to ensure impact of key initiatives

N.B. Domestic relocation is typically required while on program.

In parallel to the rotational assignments above, every OMLP will complete training in the following areas (but not limited to): Aviation Industry Knowledge, Supply Chain Management, EHS, LEAN Manufacturing Operations, Six Sigma Quality training with Greenbelt Certification, Project Management, Negotiation Skills, and Business Acumen.


  • Master’s Degree in Aeronautical or Aerospace, Mechanical, Energy, Materials or Management Engineering from an accredited University or college

  • Outstanding academic achievements – Top 25% class (final grade minimum 104/110 or GPA 3 out of 4)

  • Previous junior experience (e.g., co-op, intern), preferably in manufacturing/Global Supply Chain

  • English and Italian fluency, written and verbal

  • EU Work Permit

  • Geographic flexibility and global mindset with a willingness and ability to work in any of AvioAero’s 6 manufacturing locations

  • Knowledge of technical drawings

  • Deep passion for aviation/aerospace plus strong commitment for a career in Global Supply Chain

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills coupled with the ability to connect with all levels of the organisation showing openness, transparency & humility

  • Strong curiosity to learn

  • Able to own a/o coordinate many tasks concurrently with high execution & follow-through

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to breakdown the issues and formulate plans to address and rectify situations in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to solve problems and make meaningful change benefiting our customers, people, and organisation in a team/manufacturing environment

Desired Characteristics

  • Previous study or working experience abroad will be considered as a plus

  • Previous work experience in aviation/aerospace will be considered as a plus

Avio Aero is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be 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 or disability. We are not all the same. Just Be yourself @ Avio Aero

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No