Factory of the Future – Manager (m/w) Digital Factory

Publish Date
16 Apr 2018
Airbus Defence and Space
Munich GER
Reference Code
10400714 CS EN EXT 1
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Mid-career (5+ to 10 years of experience)

Factory of the Future – Manager (m/w) Digital Factory

Airbus Defence and Space Munich (ex Airbus Military)

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a “Factory of the Future – Manager (m/w) Digital Factory” has arisen within Airbus Defence and Space in Ottobrunn.

The successful applicant will join “Industrial Innovation and Factory of the Future”.

Industrial Innovation & Factory of the Future is a recently created team steering the transformation of Plants and FALs towards the Factory of the future in Digital, Physical and Human aspects. It is a central body interacting with other of key stakeholders: Manufacturing Engineering, IM, other Division and Group initiatives and the whole manufacturing community.

Tasks & accountabilities

Tasks and mission:


Are you passionate about new manufacturing technologies and their applications? Are you willing to challenge the status quo of manufacturing for driving a complete organization to a new standard of manufacturing?
Then apply for joining the Industrial Innovation and Factory of the Future department!

The challenge is about:

  • Provide the required knowledge to define the vision and definition of the Factory of the future in terms of Digital Solutions, being involved in the selection of the corresponding initiatives in strong collaboration with the different Stakeholders
  • Represent Factory of the Future and collaborate in the Digital Architecture definition for the selected technologies and initiatives across the organization warranting the alignment in with the Factory of the Future Strategy
  • Propose efficient, sustainable and agile digital developments with roadmaps and layout offering the most benefits for the business evolution and the overall operations community (Plants and FALs)
  • Propose and make evolve agile standard models able to cope with business evolution
  • Lead and deliver digital architecture, data requirements and processes links for Factory of the future Initiatives with the permanent objective of cost efficient, flexible, scalable operation, security and extended enterprise
  • Ensure best practices and best solutions of standards are known, logged and communicated in the interest of Airbus
  • Communicate on digital platform standards data & related processes
  • This role will involve some travel for business in Europe and as such you must be able to travel accordingly

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications and experiences:

  • You are educated to a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • You are experienced and passionate about digitalization and new manufacturing technologies
  • You have a strong knowledge of the digital culture
  • Your digital architectural, analysis and planning skills are your assets
  • You have made profound experience in design and developing conceptual, logical and technical architecture models linked to DPC, E2E PLM and new initiatives and manufacturing technologies
  • You might have an IM background as well as experience in Manufacturing is desirable
  • You are able to drive improvements, with good innovation skills and vision
  • You have strong stakeholders management skills, with great capacity to work and lead in transversal / transnational environment
  • You are open minded and do have a strong multi-cultural adaptability
  • You are an analytical personality as well as a structured thinker
  • Your English is fluent, German, French or Spanish would be an asset


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Contact Data

Please apply for this vacancy at our careers site (www.jobs.airbus-group.com) with your CV attached.

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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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