, Illinois

Responsibilities for this Position

Added - 12/31/69
US, Illinois | Part Time

Position Summary:

As a business projects manager, you will be managing Continuous Improvement/Lean projects across the region focused on client requested improvements, reduction of waste, cash, cost-out, and internal stakeholder requests through process simplification, automation, and/or systems replacement/improvement. You will facilitate cross-functional, regionally based team projects tasked to impact key business metrics with different departments inside the US region. You will influence and challenge key stakeholders, as well as regional and functional leadership, to continually drive the cultural change needed for Jet Aviation to achieve its vision and goals.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Manages Continuous Improvement/Lean projects with interdepartmental and cross functional stakeholders under the supervision Business Projects leadership
  • Drives projects through methodology using Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen and other appropriate process improvement methods and tools.
  • Directs project team, as required, assigning duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority
  • Manage project development from initiation to closure and demonstrate measurable lean results (cash, cost savings, increased throughput, etc.)
  • Resolves any issues and solve problems throughout the CI project life cycle
  • Tracks and reports project milestones and provides status updates to Project sponsor/Stakeholders
  • Completes post-project evaluations to determine if the expected results were successfully delivered, and develops lessons learned for continuous improvement in project delivery.
  • Presents to senior leaders on specific continuous improvement / Lean six sigma projects
  • Connect the dots across regional processes and develop integrated solutions for global processes
  • Represent Jet Aviation as one company internally and externally with industry groups, regulatory bodies, and the General Dynamics network
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in aviation or related subject area
  • 5-7 years' relevant work experience
  • Thorough knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma processes, procedures, and concepts in business
  • Strong understanding of broader business aviation context beyond Jet Aviation
  • Initial experience in leading cross-functional lean/cost-out initiatives
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills to solve complex issues
  • Strong communication skills to exchange lean metrics and project information
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English
  • Good influencing skills
  • Strong project management experience and abilities
Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong personal values corresponding with Jet Aviation values (Trust, Honesty, Alignment, Transparency)
  • A infectious, positive attitude
Physical Demands / Work Environment

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk or sit. The employee is occasionally required to climbs or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds over their heads. Specific vision required for this job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must be able to work in both a heavy maintenance environment and in upscale customer areas. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional high volume when aircrafts arrive/depart. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. Occasional fuel fumes may permeate the workplace. Employee must be willing and able to work in all types of weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The Hangar environment may be extreme hot and cold during certain seasons of the year.


, Illinois

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

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