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Alexander Wilson
XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXX, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Professional Summary

Program Manager with a strong engineering, product development and process improvement background.
Over 13 years experience in the Aerospace industry working at locations in Europe and the US for Airbus.
Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Lean Professional and Change Management Specialist.

  • Leadership - Adept at leading/managing cross functional programs. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) Problem Solver - Creativity and forethought in solving complex project issues. Organizational ability and multi-tasking skills. Mechanical Engineer with an understanding of the theory of CAD, C++ and Calculus. Mastery of Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Project, Word, PowerPoint, Access). Familiar with SAP (MRP and Finance sections), SharePoint and eRooms. Self-motivated and a team player.
A350 XWB Supplier Program Manager May 2012Present Airbus Americas (contractor) Cincinnati, OH
  • Acts as an intermediary between Airbus (teams located across several sites in Europe) and select distressed A350 XWB US-based Risk Sharing Partners (RSP).
  • Enforce Program Management best practices; coach, motivate and delegate accountability within RSP PM teams to achieve successful realignment of schedule.
  • Develop and implement appropriate KPIs to track and forecast all phases of project(s); provide robust projections in order to support, align and influence stakeholders in the creation of action plans.
  • Audit and analyze existing project infrastructure; create and delegate new tools and processes which increase effectiveness of teams and identify risks and opportunities.
  • Spearhead technical teams' brainstorming sessions in support of redesigns following part failures on aircraft; highly experienced in formulating creative solutions within both technical and industrial parameters.
  • Assemble RSP teams and execute the root cause analysis process for manufacturing quality escapes.
A320 Program Manager, Fuel & Inerting Systems Oct 2009Apr 2012 Airbus (contractor) Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Fully accountable for the delivery of Continuous Product Development modifications to time, cost and quality whist ensuring that multi-functional, multi-national teams comply with key business and regulatory processes. 
  • Prepare and present Complete Project Life Cycle Feasibility Studies for proposed new modifications in order to inform the determination of project launch.
  • Programs interface with Customer Support, Commercial Procurement, Supply Chain Quality, Airworthiness, Configuration Management and Engineering Functions to actively identify, manage and mitigate risks and to ensure the successful project embodiment on both In-Service and Final Assembly Line Production Aircraft.
  • Carry out regular Project Management Capability Assessment Audits on key suppliers.
  • Chair regular reviews with key Senior Management stakeholders to report progress and project status inclusive of agreed KPI's.
  • Provide comprehensive Industrialization support to all projects within the portfolio which have successfully passed the Development Phase.
A320 Project Manager, Fuel Tank Inerting System Jul 2008Sep 2009 Airbus (contractor) Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Project Managed all Industrialization activities ensuring the successful embodiment of the Fuel Tank Inerting System on the A320 Family In-Service and Final Assembly Line Production Aircraft (mandated retrofit by FAA and EASA). 
A320 PMO for Wing Equipment and Landing Gears Sep 2005Jun 2008 Airbus (contractor) Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Project Managed a portfolio of Landing Gear Continuous Product Development Modifications (<>
  • Standardized Project Management and Cost Management processes across the A320 Family Wing Equipment and Landing Gear Program teams. 
  • Improved Project Management processes for all A320 Family Program teams by capturing Best Practice within a Knowledge Management Library. 
  • Designed and Implemented a Microsoft Excel Cost Management Tool that enabled Program Managers to better control NRC by Destination (Project) across all functions within a complex Matrix Organization. 
Direct Entry Graduate Sep 2002Sep 2004 Airbus Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Completed five successive placements across various business segments which gave me an intensive insight into a diverse range of functions. This training scheme included a three month placement at Vought Aircraft Industries, a major supplier of aerospace components based in Nashville, Tennessee. 
  • Primarily focusing on Continuous Improvement and Cost Reduction Initiatives, I was greatly exposed to Lean Manufacturing principles, problem solving techniques and Project / Risk Management through placements with Senior Management across a variety of functions.
  • Assisted the A320 Family Program Manager in the development of Project Governance for Wave 1 of the A320 Family Wing Cost Reduction Initiatives. 
  • Created and managed a consolidated project reporting structure across two sites in the UK. 
  • Innovated new process to manage Improvement Query Notes within all A320 Family Wing Programs. 
  • Assisted Senior Airbus Lean Consultants in the implementation of an improved Quality Improvement Process at Vought Aircraft Industries.
  • Trained Shop Floor Personnel at Vought Aircraft Industries the 5-Whys Problem Solving Technique.
Manufacturing Engineer (Internship) Oct 1999Sep 2000 BAE Systems Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Developed and implemented a method for tracking and identifying Non-Conformance Parts. 
  • Designed One Hit Tools used for the Traumatic TC500 Punch/Nibble machine. 
  • Project managed the manufacturing transfer of 22 unique stretch-formed parts from an external supplier to the in-house Fabrications Business. 
Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) : Mechanical Engineering Jun 2001 University of the West of England Bristol, United Kingdom
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Previous Companies:

  • Airbus Americas contractor
  • Airbus contractor
  • Airbus

Previous Job Positions:

  • A350 XWB Supplier Program Manager
  • A320 Program Manager
  • Fuel & Inerting Systems
  • A320 Project Manager
  • Fuel Tank Inerting System


  • University of the West of England

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honors)

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