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Senior Architect

Cwmbran

Posted 19/06/2024

Competitive salary

Top Reasons to Apply
  1. Are you interested in working at the business end of Aerospace, where airline brand meets innovative passenger experience?
  2. At Safran Seats, we are unique within aerospace, as we interface with both the world's biggest airlines and airframers alike, with the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers.
  3. We offer Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses.
Job Description

Are you interested in working at the business end of Aerospace, where airline brand meets innovative passenger experience? Then your next opportunity could be with Safran Seats, an industry award winning, premium designer and manufacturer of First and Business Class seating and technology. Our passenger experience prides itself on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.

At Safran Seats, we are unique within aerospace, as we interface with both the world's biggest airlines and airframers alike, with the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers. One day you could be liaising with one of the world's largest airframers, and the next, some of the biggest airline brands around the world!

In the UK, Safran Seats specialises solely in the First Class and Business Class seating markets for wide body aircraft, with industrial and engineering teams in Cwmbran and Newport, Wales and Brackley, England.

The primary objective of the role is to develop the future product architectures that are meeting the market requirements as they evolve, to place Safran Seats at the fore-front of the market. As such the role holder will need to integrate inputs from many areas across the business

Key responsibilities will include:

  • The role holder will need to understand and integrate all these inputs to develop the product vision that meets all of the business needs and then develop the product line requirements and architectural solutions accordingly.
  • Throughout the development activity the role-holder will continue to act as the primary internal customer and so must ensure that the agreed business objectives are achieved.
  • Therefore the role has significant influence on the future product strategy for the business, and the role holder has direct accountability in front of a wide range of senior business stakeholders.
  • The role holder also must account for external influences, in particular the global market & trends, competitors' products and relationships with key customers.

Complementary Description

Our in-house design studio co-creates the most innovative experiences in the sky with our airline customers and partners. Our dedicated engineering, production and in-service support facilities are integral to delivering a high-end quality product that we keep flying throughout the life of programme. We are fully supported by a wide team of support functions, from HR to Finance, to Business Development and Planning and Logistics, our team is built to give Safran Seats an end-to-end capability in house in the UK.

We focus on:

Our people

These are our four People Fundamentals that underpin everything we do at Safran:

  • We believe in and fostering the conditions for diversity and inclusion to thrive
  • We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
  • We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
  • We encourage collaboration and mutual support between you and your colleagues

So you'll be supported every step of the way!

Sustainability

Our people are at the heart of our success, as we work together to achieve our mission: contributing to a safer and more sustainable aviation. We are tackling the biggest challenges in aerospace, with a commitment to work to decarbonise the industry by 2050.

Global Mobility

As part of the Safran Group, across our businesses we are market leaders in aerospace, defence and space; there is always potential for future mobility in the UK and internationally.

Job Requirements

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you!

Our employees are at the heart of our success, as we work together for our sustainable future. There are four People Fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:

  • We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
  • We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
  • We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
  • We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

As a valued member of our team, these are just a few of the benefits you'll receive:

  • 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
  • Benefits Programme, with a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
  • Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
  • Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
  • Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
  • STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all

Safran
Company Information

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets.

Key Facts
  • Head Office:

    Cheltenham Road East,

    Gloucester GL2 9QL

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