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Cirrus Aircraft Manager - Configuration & Change Management in Duluth, Minnesota

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Cirrus Aircraft’s Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet™, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS® as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at cirrusaircraft.com.

Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot’s license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.

The Manager of Configuration and Change Management will be responsible for leading product and process changes for configuration/change management enterprise needs. The position will oversee processes related to our Change Review Board (CRB) & Change Implementation Board (CIB), Windchill release processes, and enterprise change metrics to meet the needs of the Cirrus Configuration and Change Management Policies. Position works with many departments and teams to efficiently implement engineering change into a multi-plant manufacturing organization with an understanding of field processes and potential impact to our partners and customers. Managing configuration change can be complex and requires a high degree of detail with the ability to communicate effectively to all areas of the company regarding configuration and change process, implementation needs, and potential area impact.

  • Leads and focuses on Configuration and Change management development and implementation strategy.

  • Leads teams and is looked to for guidance.

  • Exceptional facilitation skills to bring a cross-functional team together to accomplish tasks and goals, resolve issues and conflict, and problem solve together.

  • Drives decision making with appropriate business information from a cross-functional team.

  • Works with teams to understand business objectives and measures change implementation to the objective.

  • Monitors process issue resolutions and troubleshooting for all CM processes.

  • Understands Windchill change workflow for CM procedures, integration, and process guidance.

  • Reviews change impact assessments including schedule and cost implications.

  • Provides insight on risk, issues, requirements, design, and/or solution to be able to effectively implement change.

  • Responsible for continuous process improvement in process, reporting, and change implementation. Uses creative ideas to improve processes and services and easily adapts to change.

  • As a cross-functional leader, professionalism in speaking, presenting, communicating with team members and executives is required and expected to lead by example in all forms and formats (public speaking, team meetings, PowerPoint, memos, emails, etc.)

Education and/or Experience:

  • 7 years of experience in Configuration Management.

  • 3 years supervisory/leadership experience.

  • 6 years leading product/process change implementation

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, or Business required.

  • CMII, CMPIC or equivalent certification is required

  • Experience/proficiency with Product Lifecycle Management Software - Windchill PLM preferred.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite.

  • Proven experience in coordinating multiple department level decisions including manufacturing planning, operations, and material management functions required.

  • Experience with training in Configuration and Change Management principles, syllabus creation, and mentoring preferred.

This opportunity is located in Duluth, Minnesota. As the home to our corporate headquarters, Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted “Best Town” by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities, including bicycle and snowmobile trails, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area, Cirrus Aircraft was recently named “Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland” and “Best Workplace Culture” by the Duluth News Tribune readers.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • Bachelors or better
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