Sr. Director, Global Transformation

June 25, 2023
Offerd Salary:$182,874 - $274,310
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The Sr. Director of Global Transformation will partner with the various corporate and business functions across AV in development and execution of organizational optimization initiatives through use of analytics, technology, and optimization opportunities.

The position will initially be deployed as part of DBT business application organization reporting to VP of DBT Business Application

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as a strategic chief of staff to all AV leaders
  • Establish the new transformation organization and manage introduction of it across all AV functions
  • Translate leadership strategic objectives and vision into a series of actionable program roadmaps to be prioritized on an ongoing basis for execution through completion.
  • Evaluate and plan strategic business objectives into a series of roadmaps
  • In partnership with business, develop the business process architecture and identify opportunities to transform operations through job- reengineering, process optimization, and technology
  • Oversee special projects through project management discipline
  • Drive technology footprint simplification through rollout strategies
  • Work with technology leadership on change management initiatives
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Business management experience leading transformation and optimization efforts across large organizations
  • Experience in business process architectures and developing respective roadmaps
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise applications services
  • Prior experience leading organizational transformations and designing modern business process capabilities
  • Excellent leadership abilities and management skills with a proven record of strategic planning, productivity, and process improvement, change management, and budget and resource management
  • Excellent relationship-building, communication skills, and negotiation skills. The ability to get things done via influence vs. authority is paramount
  • Able to operate at an enterprise level, using creative and innovative solutions with a relentless focus on customer experience
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to model and create an environment of accountability for outcome-based objectives.
  • Self-starter attitude and track record seamlessly executing quickly on complex projects with minimal guidance
  • Experience with Agile and LEAN in an Information Technology environment
  • Possess solid project management skills, can set and manage expectations
  • Experience

  • MBA required
  • 15+ years of IT experience, including demonstrated success working as a member of a team in a senior leadership role
  • 5+ year cross functional experience
  • 10+ years managing a multi-function, multi-level organization
  • Experience in high-growth organizations
  • 10+ years experience and proven track record in Business Transformation
  • 10+ years experience working with Information and Systems, primarily Oracle, WorkDay centric, and overseeing, project management, change management, and right sourcing organizations.
  • 10+ years of Software and Application Development experience in a leadership role with a proven track record of developing enterprise grade business process roadmaps and supporting technologies
  • 7+ years of experience developing strategic enterprise global roadmaps and implementations
  • 5+ years of work within complex manufacturing and high-technology business processes and deep understanding or ERP & CRM business flows
  • Proven experience in Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Reporting
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Advanced Degree a plus
  • Experience in Aerospace and Defense industries in a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Executives, business stakeholders and key technology partners
  • The ability to motivate, inspire, counsel, and facilitate individuals and teams to take responsibility and accountability for goals
  • A blend of business, technical, financial, analytical, and communication skills
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent critical/structured analysis, strategic planning, and project execution skills
  • Team player with a passion for building relationships and providing exceptional service
  • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances
  • Inspires, motivates, and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees
  • Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness and the creation of a shared vision
  • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships
  • Assesses the degree of risk and opportunity in plans or actions and takes appropriate action to mitigate them or makes plans to build on the opportunity
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work global and cross cultural
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Constant).
  • Special Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) required, per ITAR definition
  • Occasionally may be required to travel within the Continental U.S or international.
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $182,874 - $274,310

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.

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