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General Manager

Location: 

Windsor, CT, US, 6095

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Operations

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.

Overview

Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems and components.  Operating in 57 locations worldwide, Triumph designs, engineers, manufacturers, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aero structures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems.  The company serves virtually all major players and all current and future aviation platforms. The $3.5B company is organized into two business units: Systems & Support and Aerospace Structures.

Systems & Support

Systems & Support.  Provides a full range of integrated solutions for aircraft manufactures around the globe. Triumph partners with key manufacturers to produce crucial components, systems and subsystems required to help maintain a competitive and technological advantage. Services include design, development and support of internally designed components, subsystems and systems, as well as production and repair services of complex assemblies using external designs. Capabilities include hydraulic, mechanical and electromechanical actuation, power and control for landing gear, a complete suite of aerospace gearbox solutions, including engine accessory gearboxes and helicopter transmissions, and fuel management, including full authority digital electronic controls (FADEC).

The support side provides full life cycle solutions for commercial, regional and military aircraft.  Triumph’s extensive product and service offerings include full post-delivery value chain services that simplify the MRO supply chain.  Through its line maintenance, component MRO and postproduction supply chain activities, Triumph’s Product Support group is positioned to provide integrated planeside repair solutions globally.  Capabilities include repair of aircraft structures, interiors, fuel components and accessories, pneumatics, hydraulics, CSDs, IDGs, high lift systems, thrust reversers, environmental systems, heat transfer, landing gear actuation and many other key accessories and components.

Aerospace Structures

Aerospace Structures.  Provides an integrated solution that is rich in legacy with innovative technology, manufacturing and tooling to create state of the art metallic and composite aircraft structures. Triumph designs, engineers, manufactures and assembles large complex structures, sub-systems and close-tolerance parts for military, commercial and industrial OEMs. Capabilities include wings, wing boxes, fuselage panels, horizontal and vertical tails and sub-assemblies such as floor grids.

 

Triumph Group is transforming in order to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive and global marketplace. Implementation of the “One Triumph” operating philosophy sharpens the company’s focus, leverages scale, and equips the company to improve performance and better meet customer commitments. The transformation ensures Triumph will continue to be a global aerospace leader.  As part of the transformation, Triumph has simplified their business by defining and implementing a performance-oriented organization and culture centered around three key imperatives:

 

  • Deliver on Customer Commitments
  • Become Predictably Profitable
  • Grow the Business Organically

 

Triumph Group has recently reorganized into two market-facing business units with 6 operating companies. The new organizational structure provides greater clarity into their capabilities and better aligns the go-to-market strategies with customers’ needs. It also allows Triumph to better align talent and internal operations to improve efficiency.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute annual and long-term strategic business plans, policies and procedures which fulfill the growth and financial return objectives of the company.
  • Successfully execute on customer programs, formulate and implement winning program strategies; balancing risk and maximizing the strength of the company. 
  • Provide oversight and ensure product flow throughout the value stream, ensuring the business consistently meets cost, quality and schedule targets using established metrics and review cycles across the multiple programs.
  • Ensure that on time delivery and quality of products is consistent with customer requirements thus driving positive customer relationships.
  • Lead the development of annual fiscal year business plans, objectives and initiatives to ensure successful site performance and growth.  Ensure specific goals, actions and initiatives get implemented and worked with favorable results.
  • Ensure the integrity of the Site Quality Management System is maintained and followed by all employees, maintaining all necessary site qualifications and certifications.
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  • Identify strategic long and short-term potential new business, programs, customers which meet overall business core competencies and technical expertise for the company.
  • Manage new business activity through proposal, contract negotiation, award and execution.
  • Ensure flawless execution and control of material and supply chain management.
  • Maintain detailed working knowledge and understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous improvement and their importance of driving cycle time and cost out of products.
  • Act as the driving force to develop and build the business as well as forge an effective management team. Emphasize team building through effective communications, developing an efficient organizational structure that is responsive to strategic program requirements and changes.
  • Manage communication to/from employees and continuously focus on engaging the workforce, develop training plans, promote positive employee relations, ensure fair problem-solving processes and implement performance management systems.
  • Develop plans, programs and culture to ensure all operations are compliant with company policies, as well as all State and Federal regulatory guidelines and statutes related to the production of the company’s product and services.
Key Selection Criteria
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, operations or other related degree is required.  Master’s Degree or MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ progressive program management and/or operations leadership experience in complex component aerospace machining/manufacturing is required.
  • Demonstrated success in total profit and loss leadership of a high mix/low volume aerospace manufacturing business is preferred. 
  • Demonstrable working knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement and their importance of driving cycle time and cost out of products produced is required.
  • Experience and success in nurturing, growing and strengthening customer and supplier relationships based on strategic management, a bias for action and a track record of results is required.
  • Proven experience building dynamic, successful, high performing teams, understanding how to motivate and inspire others is required.
  • Demonstrated track record of establishing and leading a culture focused on achieving results through sound judgement, positive employee relations and empowerment and pride in performance is required.
  • Experience leading as a change agent with the ability to build trust, influence and communicate at all levels of an organization is required.
  • Proven ability to collaborate broadly across all levels of the organization to achieve results with cross-functional teams is required.
Key Accomplishments (first 6 to 12 months)
  • Create and execute a plan to improve upon key metrics; primarily around delivery, to meet growing demand of existing and new customers. 
  • Create and instill a culture of results and accountability, with new processes in place to execute effectively against the metrics of cost, quality, safety, and delivery.
  • Achieve predictable profitability and growth of the business by taking advantage of new and existing customer opportunities.  Grow the business and profitability by 10% year-over-year.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Please contact us if you require assistance in applying for Triumph Group and we will provide reasonable accommodations via HRDepartment@triumphgroup.com. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here