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PMCO Lead - Civil Airframe

Date: Feb 27, 2021

Location: Papendrecht, NL Hoofddorp, NL Portsmouth, GB Helmond, NL Luton, GB Hoogerheide, NL Bucharest, RO Blythe Valley, GB Trollhattan, SE Bristol HQ, GB Woensdrecht, NL Izmir, TR Hoogeveen, NL Kings Norton, GB Bristol, GB Schiphol, NL Kongsberg, NO London, GB East Cowes, GB Munich, DE Bristol, GB

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

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GKN Aerospace is reorganizing in order to become more customer-focused and improve operational performance.  The global transformation follows years of growth-by-acquisition, and will see it move from four independent internal divisions into a single, fully integrated business. 

The role can be based anywhere in Europe. 

The grade of this role is O (CLA). 


This position will be critical in moving the organization into the new direction by accomplishing the following:

  • Ensures that the areas of Program Management and Commercial Management across the Business Line operate in a compliant and best practice manner by:
    • defining, developing, maintaining and driving adherence to standard, best practice methodologies, processes and tools
    • ensuring adherence to corporate and regulatory governance
    • ensuring consistent and transparent reporting across the Business Line program portfolio
  • Provide decision support information and support the development of a mature Programme Management and Commercial (PMC) organization.

Job Responsibilities


  • Providing strong leadership and direction to the Programme & Commercial Management teams to support and deploy best practices
  • Accountable for assurance of adherence to defined standards and governance in areas of programme and commercial by developing and embedding standards
  • Responsible to provide professional support as well as functional coaching and guidance to deployed program and commercial staff to enable their success
  • Accountable for the consolidation, challenge and timely delivery of the PM reports in line with the defined governance
  • Support the Organizational Planning Process with a functional perspective to ensure the resources, talent, skills and capabilities are in place to deliver the functional and business strategies
  • Engage with stakeholders and users to define an effective set of tools and templates for programme and commercial management processes
  • Create insight in the portfolio risks across the customer accounts
  • Defining training needs and deployment of these trainings
  • Support the life cycle process and gated reviews
  • Support the Business Excellence Support and Transformation Director in securing adherence to commercial reporting requirements in line with corporate governance
  • Responsible to provide accessibility to centralized knowledge pool for program management, commercial and compliance risk management



  • Skilled and experienced in GKN Aerospace programme and commercial processes and standards
  • Ability to coach and train less experienced colleges
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experienced people manager who knows how to commit, motivate and develop teams and employees and by doing so increase the team results
  • IPMA – C or equal certified
  • Experience in Commercial roles in the field of contract management, proposal management, business modelling and estimating.
  • Skills and experience of influencing cross functional relationships within the company
  • Extensive and successful experience with managing large and complex departments, programs or teams on a tactical / strategic level

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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