SVP - Head of Supply Chain
Eric Zanin, Senior Vice President, has been appointed Head of Procurement Operations at Airbus, from 1st January 2013 in charge of the Supply Chain and Quality performance for all flying products.
Between 1981 and 1992, Eric Zanin held various positions in Aerospatiale Airbus Division including Manufacturing, Business Control, and Planning & Logistics.
In 1992, Eric Zanin joined the Aerospatiale Satellite Company as VP Head of Operations.
Eric Zanin returned to Airbus France in 1997 as VP Business Development, with his main project being to develop the nacelle business. Following this, he was appointed as Plant Manager for the Toulouse Final Assembly Lines between 1999 to end 2003.
From 2004 to February 2007, Eric Zanin joined the Airbus Headquarters to lead the International Procurement department and subsequently the International Cooperation Operations department within the Strategy leadership team.
From February 2007 through to end 2008, Eric Zanin was responsible for industrial restructuring with the Power 8 Programme team in charge of the ‘Zephyr Project’ (Airbus plants divestment).
From January 2009 to May 2010, Eric Zanin was Head of Business Development & International Cooperation within the Strategy and Future Programmes organisation.
In May 2010 and up until end 2012, Eric Zanin held the position of Head of Material & Parts Procurement.
Eric Zanin is an Engineer graduated from Arts & Metiers Paris Tech, Master of Management from “Institut du Contrôle de Gestion” (IFG Paris) and INSEAD_AMP.
Eric Zanin, 56 years old, is a member of the Boards for a number of EADS subsidiaries.