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Program Manager MRO

Date: Aug 15, 2019

Location: Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Do you like thinking strategically for the long-term development of a Program and having an impact by managing the maintenance team? Then you might be up for the challenge of growing and improving the MRO business while fulfilling the critical demands of our customers!  


We as a Fokker Landing Gear/ GKN Aerospace are a fast moving company that is part of making things fly all over the world! To ensure that we have a qualified team of dedicated professionals we are looking to expand with a Programme Manager position for the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) department. You will lead a multi-disciplinary program team that manages multiple landing gear MRO programs towards several customers. In this role, you have a pivotal role between many disciplines in the entire company.


Typical activities you would be doing


  • Manage daily the program team of the MRO department
  • Motivate and integrate the different parts of the MRO organization to work well and closely together
  • Work together with the MRO Sales Manager in identifying, winning and on-boarding of new business
  • Identify improvement possibilities and execute these with the team
  • Make handshakes with other departments to ensure deliveries and further improvements
  • Develop and execute the tactical and strategic path for the MRO department
  • Manage Stakeholders on status of program


Job requirements


  • You have a relevant University degree
  • You preferably have a certification of IPMA D and / or proven project management working experience
  • You possess more than 5 years of relevant work experience within a fast moving technical focused company
  • You have a good understanding of the English language (written and verbal )
  • You are able to persuade others without having the hierarchical responsibility
  • You dare to challenge others and yourself
  • Communicative, persuasion skills, customer focused, analytical, result oriented



About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and rei

reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

Fokker Technologies, founded by aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker in 1919, was acquired by GKN Aerospace in 2015.

Fokker’s outstanding people and technologies are now fully integrated into the GKN Aerospace business. The result is a stronger GKN Aerospace business with enhanced market leadership positions, increased exposure to key growth platforms, a more comprehensive global manufacturing footprint and stronger technological offerings. Fokker’s industry-leading capabilities in aerostructures, electrical wiring systems, landing gear and services now sit within GKN Aerospace’s market-leading capabilities.


If you recognize yourself in this description and think the position is appealing, then apply for the job by uploading your resume and a motivation letter to our GKN website.


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