“I have always been passionate about aeronautics. That's why Airbus is a dream company for me. We work in a transnational environment and the collaboration is amazing,” says Asad from Bangladesh.
Asad joined the Airbus family in 2007 as a Supply Chain Manager in Procurement Operations at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth.
Over the last 13 years at Airbus, he has gained lots of experience at different sites. Starting with supply chain manager roles in Donauwörth and Hamburg, his main tasks were auditing, assessing and developing suppliers, solving production process-orientated problems and process optimization. In addition, he was giving training to suppliers and colleagues to share his knowledge.
One day, his former Vice President called him and asked him to join his team in Toulouse as a multi-functional team leader for the A330neo Nacelles. “That was like a dream come true and something that I can´t forget. That was the day”.
Now he is the Head of Costing for Cabin, Hydraulic and Mechanical systems at Airbus Commercial in Hamburg, where his team costs all Cabin, Hydraulic and Mechanical equipment and systems for all commercial (current, future and them who may even never fly) programs. With his team, Asad mainly supports programs to decide with business cases and procurement teams with claims, negotiations, etc. Costing does not only contribute but also strongly influence the Business.
“It's phenomenal how the company is structured and how many different opportunities you get. I could move from Helicopter to Commercial – then from Germany to France and back. I got the chance to work in Operations and in Strategy - now it's Finance. Besides I have the luck to work with very diverse people.”
“The education and the autonomy helped me to get here today which is why I want to give something back.” Asad is engaged in running a forum with his school mates to collect donations to buy equipment like wheelchairs, hearing aids or prostheses to give disabled people in Bangladesh, especially children, their autonomy back.
Now he is on this mission with Airbus support too! Recently, he came to an agreement with Airbus BizLab and, together, they are going to launch a humanitarian project in Bangladesh. This remarkable collaborative effort will aim to use modern technologies to print prostheses for disabled people.
What would Asad advise young graduates? “Airbus is a very big company with so many avenues to explore. We still have so many challenges to master. So, if you are really passionate about new technologies, you are all committed to a sustainable globe and you love the challenge, join us! Be part of that unique family and you will love it.”