A global aerospace and defence organisation are seeking an Obsolescence Manager to work on meaningful and high-calibre projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within an established, award-winning company with an exciting and rapidly growing line of business focused on customer product and service support, product improvement and ground breaking research and development.
You will be tasked with providing technical leadership and expertise in the co-ordination, design and implementation of robust obsolescence management strategies and solutions, continuously developing obsolescence management capabilities. Own issues associated with the delivery of Obsolescence Management Solutions developed for integrated operational support (IOS) and support service programmes. Manage, conduct and deliver obsolescence management tasks as required to ensure that the performance demands of business programmes are met.
Responsibilities - Obsolescence Manager
To develop and maintain the Obsolescence strategy and capability.
Provide technical leadership, assistance and direction on obsolescence business strategy, measurement, approach and resolution.
Assist the VP Engineering, in developing and maintaining the core obsolescence management capabilities of the business; ensuring that overall business issues are identified and addressed.
Develop and co-ordinate the obsolescence manpower forward load across the full breadth of its business activities ensuring resource need is matched to demand.
Co-ordinate, manage and control the obsolescence budget for programmes and PV, contributing to the regular monthly performance review. Working closely with Functional Managers, recruit and develop staff on a matrix basis as required to meet the business programme demand.
Prepare/review cost and manpower estimates and responses to proposals.
Contribute to proposal generation, customer liaison.
Represent at internal and Customer reviews as required and maintain close links with the external obsolescence community - industry, universities and European International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM).
Skills and Qualifications - Obsolescence Manager
Degree qualified in an engineering or managerial discipline or equivalent experience and knowledge.
Knowledge of obsolescence modelling, prediction tools and techniques.
Able to undertake technical problem-solving activities in obsolescence management using their comprehensive expertise, knowledge and experience.
Strong leadership and behavioural skills with operational understanding of IPT working environment and the interactions of the various team activities on the common output.
Familiarity with in-service support principles and with experience of confident and challenging participation in engineering project design and peer reviews.
Can become a recognised subject matter expert in the field of obsolescence management within the defence market.
Good communicator who is able to engage with internal and external customers at a senior level to ensure customers' expectations are being met.
Monitors industrial developments in the field of obsolescence management and is able to assess technical and commercial impact on the business for continuous improvement.
Significant avionics in-service support business experience in a support planning and implementation environment would be an advantage.