Procurement & Supply Chain Senior Vice President
Mr. Cesare Battaglia started his career in 2002 with a 6-month internship at Airbus Deutschland GmbH in the team of Vertical Tail Plane of A400M for preliminary design and optimization activities, in an Engineering /Defence & Aerospace multinational experience: Airbus Hamburg. Initially as Stress Composite Expert, then as Team Leader of Stress and Optimization Main Composite Components. After 4-year experience mainly in R&D and Engineering Department, with progressively increasing responsibilities, he moved in Alenia Aeronautica, with a challenging future: become a Global Player. Headquartered in Turin, assigned first as Certification Policy Manager, to develop business and strategic skills in addition to technical ones, then as JCA Certification Lead, operating from US for a period of 6 months. His career then evolved into the role of Industrial Integration Manager, managing Manufacturing and Alteration sites with the coordination of dedicated Sourcing organization, for a niche line of business: Special Versions Aircraft.
Progressively achieving increasing responsibilities on business profitability (P&L, margins, revenues), the role evolved as VP Business Military Transport & Special Versions, with promotion to Executive of the Company, more devoted to contractual aspects, and then to VP Programs Military Transport & Special Versions, with overall responsibility of two lines of business, interfacing with CFO and reporting to CEO for the profit and loss.
Starting from October 2014 he has been appointed as Senior Vice President Procurement & Supply Chain, reporting directly to Chief Operating Officer of Alenia Aermacchi S.p.A. Responsible of coordinating all operational activities of every commodity (Subcontracts, Equipment, Production Materials and Indirect Materials), of planning and control and of contracts; furthermore responsible of all strategic activities and developing supply chain base. The organization under his control consists of more than 330 people on 5 different sites, including one based in USA, with an yearly budget of more than 2,2 Bln €
He has PhD in Technologies and Management of Aeronautic Infrastructure and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MEng Hons). He has also an executive MBA at SDA Bocconi.