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Programme Director Dassault

Date: Nov 4, 2021

Location: Papendrecht, NL Bristol HQ, GB Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.


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.

About the opportunity

As Programme Director, it is your job to drive execution of the contract(s) in line with all business case and contractual requirements. You will be accountable to execute the NPI activities up to and including Lifecycle Gate 6, and in conjunction with Operations from Lifecycle Gate 7 and beyond. You will also be accountable for leading the Change Control Board and ensuring the smooth execution of all program changes in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders. 

We are looking for a seasoned manager with significant experience in commercial, finance, engineering or programme management disciplines. The successful candidate must possess a comprehensive knowledge in all functional disciplines and be proficient in the fundamentals of Program Management, finance and LEAN principles. Furthermore, the successful candidate must demonstrate interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and communication skills. Other important leadership skills needed for the role are the ability to lead, coach and mentor highly skilled and experienced direct reports. The successful candidate should have strong knowledge of government contracting process and proprietary contracts development. We are looking for a candidate with broad understanding of the Aerospace industry.

Candidates for this role could come from The Netherlands and the UK. You will be working mainly from our offices close to production in Papendrecht and Filton. Therefor expected travelling is up to 50% for this role.

This is a temporary role for approximately 2 years, with an option to extend

Your responsibilities

.•    Interface with the Customer for all aspects of the program.
•    Accountable for the execution of the program, including changes, in compliance with the business case and contract, throughout the complete life cycle.
•    Responsible for the proposal process of follow on work including changes.
•    Chairs the Change Control Board and the Life Cycle Gate.
•    Effectively handles claims / changes together with Commercial.
•    Accountable for Customer Demand input to MPS and SIOP.
•    Responsible for establishment of Handshake with Operations.
•    Support improvements to the program in collaboration with stakeholders, for example improvements to product performance and cost and Make/Buy.
•    Delivers program financial results in accordance with agreed KPIs and targets.
•    Acts as the voice of the customer with all other stakeholders.
•    Partners the SVP in defining the vision, strategy, objectives, operational plan and budget for the program.
•    Adheres to all Program management and Commercial standards and policies in accordance with the GKN Aerospace Program Management framework and contribute to process development. 
•    Actively manages risk and opportunities to mitigate risk exposure and realize opportunities.
•    Acts as the point of escalation for Program Managers to resolve customer issues.
•    Accountable for New Product Introduction up to and including Lifecycle 7 and beyond and for planning and performance of Life Cycle Gate, including preceding Reviews.
•    Develop the IPT as a team in order to maximize the effectiveness of the program. 
•    Responsible for Creating a Great Place to Work and for championing the GKN Aerospace 5 culture principles.
•    PD have the responsibility to make sure that all responsibilities is taken care of by the decided roles in the local IPT.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

We are looking for a seasoned manager with significant experience in commercial, finance, engineering or programme management disciplines. The successful candidate must possess a comprehensive knowledge in all functional disciplines and be proficient in the fundamentals of Program Management, finance and LEAN principles. Furthermore, the successful candidate must demonstrate interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and communication skills. Other important leadership skills needed for the role are the ability to lead, coach and mentor highly skilled and experienced direct reports. The successful candidate should have strong knowledge of government contracting process and proprietary contracts development. We are looking for a candidate with broad understanding of the Aerospace industry.

Our offer

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance , We offer you  opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary E14, and other conditions appropriate to this position


For more information about this job please contact Marloes van Es-Erkelens (recruiter) via Marloes.vanes-erkelens@fokker.com


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