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Programme Manager

Date: Apr 15, 2021

Location: Luton, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

GKN: GKN Luton sits within the Aerospace Group and is a world leader in the production of transparencies and ice protection systems for both civil and military markets. Our customers trust GKN to deliver the critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full coaching, guidance and mentoring.

The Program Manager is responsible for the execution of the business case and contract in line with requirements and the agreed scope.  Supports the execution of the program (including changes) to comply with all the business case and contractual requirements for their products; Responsible for continuously monitoring the performance of the allocated programs, managing off-track items and for reporting progress.  Supports the Program Director with Change Control Board activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creates Program Improvement Plans including cost improvement, pricing initiatives, enable Zero Defects Manufacturing, redesign initiatives, gaining agreement with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provides input to make, move, buy decisions and strategic procurement decisions.
  • Acts as the voice of the customer.
  • Supports the PD / VP in defining the vision, strategy, budget for the program to optimize cash flow, profitability and growth.
  • Adheres to all program management standards and policies in accordance with the GKN Aerospace Program Management framework and contribute to process development. 
  • Actively executes Risk, Issue and Opportunity Management to control and mitigate the risk exposure and take advantage of opportunities.
  • Supports the PD in the proposal process. 
  • Responsible to integrate functional teams to align execution including design and manufacturing engineering, operations, supply chain, etc…
  • Responsible to coordinate commercial and technical issues and requirements with the customer.
  • Responsible for planning and performance of Life Cycle Gate, including preceding Reviews.
  • Responsible for updating Sales / Demand Plan and initiating demand management for serial purchase orders.
  • Responsible for undertaking any other activity required to ensure successful delivery of the program.
  • Be compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy procedures.
  • Any other reasonable duties