Senior Staff Operations Manager at wabtec in West Melbourne, Florida

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your career… or your job title…it's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Job Summary:

The purpose of the Sr Staff Operations Manager in Train Performance & Automation (TP&A) is to drive operational excellence in overall business performance to help deliver high value add solutions to our customers with appropriate business profitability, cost efficiency, and quality through the use of consistent metrics, tools, and processes, and sharing of best practices across the TP&A portfolio. The Engineering Operations Manager Sr Staff Operations Manager will collaborate with Engineering Leaders, Product Managers, Program Managers, Service Managers, and cross functional peers to build and communicate operational metrics and processes, organizational strategies, resource planning strategies, integration & synergy plans, and research & development (R&D) investment plans to drive profitable growth and organizational harmonization for TP&A in alignment with the strategic priorities of the Digital Electronics business. This role will report to the TP&A Group Vice President.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Drive visibility and transparency of product quality metrics and use of consistent and standardized metrics and dashboards across all product lines, aligned with DE expectations, including On Time Delivery, First Pass Yield, and Defect Escapes.

  • Primary interface between the DE Growth & Innovation organization and the product Management teams supporting the prioritization of DE initiatives, and TP&A Internal Growth Team's direction towards generation of new ideas to deliver 10% profitable growth.

  • Support with the Engineering Program Managers and Operations Program Management Office (PMO) consistency in engineering program/release management practices, RAILS compliance, and operational rigor around On Time Delivery (OTD), and First Pass Yield (FPY) metrics for the entire portfolio.

  • Lead and partner with engineering leaders across product lines to execute functional improvements to simplify and streamline engineering processes across product lines to deliver productivity enhancement benefits.

  • Support holistic demand planning analysis including the triangulation between financial budgets, operational performance, Clarity demand, subjective insights from the team (e.g., perceived domain gaps from a strategic workforce planning perspective) and supporting/coaching managers as needed.

  • Collaborate cross functionally with HR, P&L Leaders, and Finance leaders to solve complex problems related to resource supply & demand scenarios, material supply chain challenges, budget changes, profitability improvement targets, project schedules, operating plan management, and strategic planning as needed.

  • Support engineering managers with vendor management and sourcing needs for professional services, staff augmentation, and SW licenses and tools. Partner with HR Managers to Coach and support managers on contingent worker compliance standards.

  • Develop and monitor metrics to drive execution in the overall organization, manage monthly operating rhythms, perform detailed data analysis, and deliver executive level reports and presentations that address budget adherence, variances, resourcing needs, skill gaps, etc.

  • Lead the cross-functional planning, communication, and coordination of TP&A annual STRAP and BUDGET processes including the creation of presentation content/analysis, and relevant DE level TP&A content.

  • Lead and support ad hoc strategic initiatives such as Supply Chain Hardware risk analysis, Portfolio Price escalation analysis, Organizational integrations and synergies, and profitability analysis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Business Administration, or Engineering, or other relevant major from an accredited four-year university or college

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in software development practices and/or software program management

  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods in the context of software engineering

  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating information carefully and solving complex problems

  • Highly motivated person who is passionate about collaborating with others to drive business results and can motivate others to do the same to improve the organization

  • A team player who is open-minded, proactive, and process driven

  • Proven experience influencing teams without direct management responsibilities

  • Outstanding leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high attention to detail and impeccable time management skills

  • Proficiency in commonly used tools in engineering like Rally, Confluence, Clarity, Power BI, WorkBoard (or equivalent tools)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering, Business Administrations, or equivalent

  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization

  • Proven organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills

  • Proven stakeholder management skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to make effective executive level presentations

  • Scrum Master or delivery manager experience using an Agile Development methodology

All salaried new hires must be fully vaccinated or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, where permitted by applicable law and subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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