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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ability to influence at all levels of the organization
Excellent critical/structured analysis, strategic planning, and project
Team player with a passion for building relationships and providing
Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple
potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational
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
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).
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
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.
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. avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com 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.