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Program Support Officer (Pratt Military IPT)-Remote or Connecticut

Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary


To support the day to day program operations of the business and be responsible for the administration and activities associated with control and monitoring of progress, scope, cost and resource management within the program. 



Job Responsibilities


•    Compiling and follow up work breakdown structure (WBS), organization breakdown structure (OBS), and cost breakdown structure (CBS) schedules/ plans for the program. 
•    Control and monitoring on progress, scope, costs and resource management and allocation for the program. 
•    Based on analysis, initiating of improvements/ recoveries on on-time delivery (OTD) and quality (Q) from Customer Scorecards / delivery schedule adherence (DSA) / Q etc in close collaboration with the responsible disciplines.
•    Preparing and maintaining the customer outlook for budgeting purposes.
•    Preparing the demand for operations, including required performance measures and preparing the handshake agreements with the performance site.
•    Supporting Risk and Opportunity Management activities and managing the risk register to control and mitigate the risk exposure.
•    Establishing and controlling robust document management in the IPT and towards/ from the customer.
•    Support creation, coordination and delivery of (change) proposals to customer requests
•    Preparing and analyzing the Program Performance Summary (PPS), and initiating actions in case of deviations.
•    Liaise and communicate between site and customer to ensure smooth communication and management of expectations between both.

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

•    2 year degree or in lieu of a degree 5+ years of equivalent experience in contracts administration, customer support, program management or related field of manufacturing or production.
•    1+ years contracts administration, customer support, program management or related field of manufacturing or production

Preferred Qualifications:

•    GKN Experience
•    Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field of study
•    Hands-on/professional experience data entry of customer requirements into ERP systems
•    Experience with aerospace and/or aircraft machined and assembled components
•    Intermediate Excel experience and working knowledge
•    Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
•    Proven experience with Customer Interface and Communication
•    Financial exposure and/or experience with Budgeting and Cost Accounting

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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